Hot Rum How-Tos

How To: Mix a Fire in Heaven with rum and Tabasco sauce

Want to make a Fire in Heaven like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Choose rum

Rum is no ordinary liquor. If you have a yearning for some rum, you need to know the basics of rum culture, like what rum is (and isn't), what kind of rums are available, and how is rum made. Once you know this information, you'll be a rum master. Rum is available in a wide variety of weights, ages, and blends. If you aspire to become a connoisseur of fine rums, start with the basics.

How To: Prepare a white russian cocktail

There are few cocktails more classic than the White Russian. Whether you are trying to perfect your recipe or make one for the first time, you will want to check out this step by step. In this tutorial, learn to make a White Russian. The White Russian is an easy to build cocktail that's very smooth but also really brings out the flavor of the vodka. So, make sure you select a good vodka, some delicious cream, a bit of Kahlua and you will be mixing like the Big Lebowski in no time.

How To: Mix a Rum Runner

In this video, we learn how to mix a version of the Rum Runner drink. Traditionally, the Rum Runner is made in a blender, which we are not going to do. Instead, we are going to crush the ice and give it a slushy taste and consistency. Start out with a collins glass and a shaker tin, and put ice in the shaker. Use a muddler to crush the ice and make it slushy, then pour that crushed ice into the collins glass. Now, ice up the shaker tin. Put in three-quarters of an ounce of Captain Morgan Spic...

How To: Make a summery Suntan Lotion cocktail with rum

Bartending expert Derrick Schommer gives a graphic demonstration on how to make a Suntan Lotion cocktail with rum. Derrick informs us that this is a very simple cocktail, its ingredients being 1 oz. each of coconut rum, amaretto and cream. All three are shaken well together with ice, and then strained into a lowball glass full of ice cubes. In closing Derrick advises that instead of the regular thick cream, it would be better to use the thinner lye cream, since regular cream would make the co...

How To: Make a proper Mojito

Scouring over the Internet for a Mojito recipe for your next get together? Well look no further! Here is a two minute tutorial on how to make a proper Mojito. Ingredients you will need: rum, limes, sugar, crushed ice, soda water or lemonade, and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Be prepared to be pleased!

How To: Mix a Captain Morgan on Acid

Here is a drink which contains one of the most tasty beverages on the planet: Spiced Rum. Add to that, some coconut rum and a bit of Blue Curacao and a splash of Pineapple juice and you've got a great after dinner beverage.

How To: Make a frozen banana daiquiri

The average American consumes 27 pounds of bananas every year. If you're not getting your fair share, try this classic drink—you'll catch up in no time. Chill the cocktail glass by filling it with ice and water, and set it aside. Crush the ice in the blender. Peel the banana and break it into small chunks. Place the small chunks of banana into the blender. Pour in the light rum, banana liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup. Blend the ingredients for about 15 seconds, or until smooth and cream...

How To: Mix a Mojito with Cruzan cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a Mojito with Cruzan. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need mint, simple syrup, lime, pineapple, strawberry, soda water, and rum. Enjoy your fresh Mojito with Cruzan cocktail.

How To: Mix a Brazilian Ciapirinha cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a Brazilian Ciapirinha. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need lime, pineapple, strawberry, simple syrup, and cachaca Brazilian rum. Enjoy your fresh Brazilian Ciapirinha cocktail.

How To: Mix a classic strawberry daiquiri cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a classic strawberry daiquiri. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need strawberry, lime, sour mix, triple sec orange liqueur, and rum. Enjoy your fresh strawberry daiquiri cocktail.

How To: Mix a Lost Cause cocktail

What better way to learn how to mix a drink than from a hot girl! This bartending how-to video teaches a cocktail recipe for a Lost Cause. You will need Malibu rum, gin, sweetened lime juice, and club soda. Follow along with this video mixology lesson and find out how to make a Lost Cause cocktail. Get your (alcoholic) drink on.

How To: Make a rum and chocolate cocktail

Not sure what to serve at your next cocktail party? Why not try a decadent rum drink that doubles as a chocolate dessert? In this how-to video James prepares a rum based cocktail with Hotel Chocolat's Liquid Chocolat.

How To: Mix a classic Cuban mojito cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Cuban cocktail, the mojito. There is a little technique to the mojito, in preventing the carbonation from being lost or the taste of the mint becoming bitter from over-muddling. You will need lime juice, sugar, mint, soda water and white rum. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a classic Cuban mojito cocktail.

How To: Mix a classic Cuban Daiquiri cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor Restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Daiquiri cocktail. While the Daiquiri has gone through many permutations and transformations over time, this video demonstrates the classic Cuban version. You will need white rum, lime juice, and sugar. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a classic Daiquiri cocktail.

How To: Mix a treacle cocktail

This is a rum version of an old-fashioned cocktail. The treacle is mostly a drink for drink-makers (bartenders). You will neeed a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, orange bitters, dark rum, a single ice cube, apple juice, cinnamon, lemon, and then ice to serve. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a treacle cocktail.

How To: Mix a daiquiri cocktail

Completing the holy trilogy of Cuban drinks (including the mojito and the Cuba Libre), the daiquiri has become a bit bastardized because of ready made mixes. Mixologist Angus Winchester shows the recipe for the original straight up version of the daiquiri. You will need lime juice, Cuban rum, and simple syrup. Watch this specialty drink-mixing video and learn how to make the classic daiquiri cocktail.

How To: Make rum punch with Tara Stiles

Punch is fun, but it is much more fun when you add a little rum into it. In this how to video yogi Tara Stiles shows you how she likes her rum punch. Watch and learn how to mix pineapple juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and your favorite rum punch.

How To: Mix a Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy is a delicious and refreshing cocktail which uses dark rum and fiery ginger beer. Garnish with half an apple which has been fanned. A cocktail for everyone to enjoy, no matter what time of day or year! With only two ingredients it doesn't get much easier!

How To: Mix a Mai Tai by Trader Vic's recipe

The Mai Tai is one of the most well known cocktails from the "Tiki" era... Or is it? Chances are good that if you've ever had a Mai Tai, you haven't had it the way Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron intended it. To mix a Mai Tai the right way, you will need light rum, gold rum, dark rum, orange curacao, Orget almond syrup with orange flower water, and fresh lime juice. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a Mai Tai cocktail like Trader Vic intended it.

How To: Mix a lychee mojito cocktail

Here's the master mixer at work again preparing an incredible variation to the classic mojito mix by adding one of his favorite ingredients, lychee fruit. Learn how Manuel makes this beautiful cocktail with tips for this drink to work in a party situation. You will need mint, lime, simple syrup, lychee liqueur, and rum.

How To: Mix a wonderful pineapple mojito cocktail

Pineapple, lemon, mint, simple syrup, and Malibu pineapple rum make up the sweet pineapple mojito cocktail. Follow along with bartender Claudia as she gives step by step directions for how to mix up this drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the wonderful pineapple mojito cocktail.