These 2 ingredient rum drinks are delicious, inexpensive to make, whip up instantly, and use unique ingredients you wouldn’t expect to see in such simple recipes!
Everyone loves a simple cocktail that takes no time to make and won’t break the bank by requiring a ton of different ingredients. That’s where these 2 ingredient rum drinks come into play.
Rum is one of my favorite spirits partially because it’s tasty, but also because it’s incredibly versatile. There are so many types of rums to choose from, and no lack of mixers to pair them with.
This means you can make some super interesting drinks with just rum and one mixer/ingredient!
Types of Rum
The two main types of rum are light and dark rum.
Light rum is (you guessed it!) light and milder tasting with a clear color. It’s aged in stainless steel tanks and used in many of your favorite tropical cocktails like Mojitos and Pina Coladas.
Dark rum falls on the other side of the spectrum and has spicier, sweeter notes. Typically it’s aged longer than light rum in barrels and it’s the primary sprit in cocktails like Hurricanes and Dark n’ Stormies.
While these are the types of rum you’ll see most often in recipes and at the store, there are SO many other types of rum. Just to name a few: there’s flavored rum (like Malibu), gold rum, rhum agricole, aged rum, black rum, etc.
So even though it sounds like a 2 ingredient rum drink could be limiting, there are actually a ton of options thanks to the many types of rum out in the world and how easy it is to pair with different mixers.
Some of these recipes will surprise you, while others are riffs on old favorites. Either way, I promise you’ll find something unique and fun to try next time you have a rum craving.
Ti' Punch is a drink from the French Caribbean island of Martinique that I came across on a trip in early 2020. (Before ish hit the fan).
It's made with cane syrup, a lime, and rhum agricole, which is distilled directly from pressed cane sugar and made primarily in French Caribbean countries.
It's known for having a 'funkier' taste than other rums, but I mean that in the best possible way! With spirits and wine, funky is often a positive quality.
There are a ton of different ways to serve Ti' Punch, which is short for petit punch, but this recipe is what you'll see the majority of the time. It involves stirring rhum agricole and a little cane syrup in a small glass and squeezing a lime disc on top.
This drink is meant to highlight the flavors of the rhum agricole and is as delicious as it is potent.
I don't think you're ready for this jelly! The only ingredients you need for this shot are RumChata and Chambord, which is a French raspberry liqueur, so I can see it tasting exactly like a jelly-filled donut.
It would be perfect for Christmas in all of its red and cream-colored glory, or for a brunch paired with french toast. Nommmmmm.
Most people are familiar with the Dark and Stormy, but that doesn't mean it isn't unique in its own right! The combination of ginger beer and dark rum is actually pretty innovative, and also oh-so delicious.
The ginger beer brings extra spiciness to the dark rum and pleasantly tingly carbonation. It's guaranteed to have you yo ho ho-ing in no time!