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The 7 Best Cocktails to Make with Rhum Agricole

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Made from raw sugarcane rather than molasses or processed sugar, rhum agricole tastes lively, grassy, and like the terroir of the sugarcane that was used to make it. In cocktails the spirit lends all of these notes and a topical je ne sais quoi. If you’re new to mixing rhum agricole into drinks and looking to explore how to harness its unique flavors, we have collected some of our favorite cocktails on our site that use the spirit. From rhum agricole tiki cocktails to agricole-based slushies, here are the seven best drinks that use rhum agricole.

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Originally created by Don the Beachcomber, this classic tiki cocktail got a modern update at the Chicago bar that shares the drink’s name. The bar splits the base with two different rums: a vibrant rhum agricole and a Guyanese demerara rum. Funky and vivacious, this cocktail is like a tropical vacation in a glass.

The Essentials

Rhum
Orange Juice
falernum
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Tiki maestro Martin Cate created this take on the classic shandy at Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco. It marries rhum agricole with grapefruit beer, cinnamon syrup and lime. Bright, effervescent and a touch funky, this is the perfect cocktail to wake up your palate.

The Essentials

Rhum Agricole Blanc
Grapefruit Beer
Cinnamon Syrup
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Dan McClary, the bar manager of The Cannibal in Los Angeles, created this rhum agricole cocktail, which is like a tropical take on a Mimosa. With two different types of agricole at the base—McClary uses Rhum Clement and Rhum J.M. Blanc—the drink is funkier than a George Clinton record. With a pinkish hue from guava and a topper of bubbly Champagne, this drink is hard not to love.

The Essentials

Rhum Agricole
pink guava purée
Champagne
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Made with everyone’s favorite Capri Sun flavor, Pacific Cooler, this incredibly delicious libation adds white rum and rhum agricole to create a grown-up spin on the childhood juice pouch. A hodgepodge of tropical fruit flavors, it’s perfect for crushing all summer.

The Essentials

capri sun
white rum
Maraschino
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From New York City’s Villanelle, this take on the Grasshopper mixes rhum agricole with creamy horchata, a rich rice-milk based drink common in Mexico. Meanwhile, the bitter, wintery fresh Italian amaro Branca Menta adds bracing mintiness to make a verdant and vibrant tipple.

The Essentials

Horchata
Rhum
Branca Menta
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A Supercall original, this slushie evokes the flavors of Thai food. With lemongrass and Thai basil—which also give the cocktail a psychedelic green hue—white rum and rhum agricole, the drink has more layers of freshness than a produce-packed farmer’s market.

The Essentials

2 Rums
lemongrass syrup
thai basil leaves
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Another cocktail from Chicago’s Three Dots and a Dash (they must really have a thing for rhum), the Wiki Wiki is a symphony of tropical flavors. With kiwi, pineapple, mango brandy and rhum agricole, this drink is as quaffable as it is lively and refreshing.

The Essentials

Rhum Agricole
Mango Brandy
lime juice

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