Our rum and orange juice recipe uses clear white rum and freshly squeezed orange juice. We thought it would be strange at first, but this take on white rum turned out amazing.
Rum And Orange Juice Name
Most cocktails have names (the screwdriver, for example) while some don’t, and this cocktail belongs to the minority. If you want to have this at a bar, simply ask for a rum and orange juice cocktail.
If you would like our rum and orange juice recipe recreated, ask the bartender to add a dash of club soda. We found that a bit of fizz in the cocktail really makes the orange flavor stand out.
Do Rum And Orange Juice Go Together?
Although rum and orange juice cocktail recipes don’t have a specific name, the two do go well together.
In terms of the kind of rum, white rum is often chosen. It is aged very briefly, has a lighter fragrance, and is often used in cocktails.
We believe that other kinds of rum may work as well, but their sophisticated aroma might be too overwhelming.
Other popular rums are dark rum and spiced rum.
Dark rum, unlike white rum, is aged for a long period of time and has a more developed flavor profile. It is often sipped as-is or used to make sweet treats (tiramisu, chocolate treats, etc.)
Spiced rum is dark rum, but infused with spices (cinnamon, vanilla, orange, etc.) and is often used in cocktails.
Ultimately, we believe that trying new stuff is an interesting aspect of bartending. If you happen to have different bottles of rum available, we encourage you to give them a try.
How To Mix Rum And Orange Juice
Like many other cocktails, the best way to mix this drink is with a shaker.
Place ice into a shaker, pour the liquids in, close the lid and start shaking for about a minute. Strain the cocktail into a tall glass topped with ice and slowly pour the soda in for the ombre effect.
If you do not have a shaker, place all ingredients (except the soda) into a glass and stir it well. Top it with ice and add soda.
Always pour the soda in last and never stir it vigorously. Doing so can flatten your cocktail, and it would defeat the point of adding soda.
Is This Recipe Healthy?
Most spirits are the final product of fermenting, distilling fruits/plants. They have little nutritional value and are advised to be consumed in moderation.
Although, some say that when the day gets dark, alcohol can be one’s bestie, a shoulder to cry on.
We agree that it can be fun and is for moderate consumption. So to promote both your mental and physical health, we recommend a fruity cocktail on the weekends. The fruit juices not only add flavor but also are laden with nutrients.
Our rum and orange juice cocktail, in particular, boasts loads of vitamin C, from the orange juice alone. It’s an immune-boosting antioxidant that fights off inflammation and protects your cells against damage from free radicals.
Besides orange juice, we add a splash of freshly juiced pineapple juice. Not only does it enhance the tropical, orangy taste of the cocktail, it also contributes more vitamin C.
For more delicious orange juice recipes, check out our most-beloved orange juice collection. In addition to being health-promoting, these drinks are definitely refreshing.
How Many Calories in This Recipe?
While creating the rum and orange juice recipe, we took this into consideration and did not put lots of alcohol in. As a result, each serving yields 202 calories.
If it’s not boozy enough, let’s find out whether or not you can add more rum to this drink.
How Much Alcohol Should You Consume in a Day?
To give that question an answer, we turned to the dietary guidelines made by the USDA.
Regarding alcohol consumption, men (of drinking age) should not exceed two drinks per day and women can have only one. The term “one drink” is defined as “having 14 grams of pure alcohol”.
The rum we used was 80 proof, meaning there are 40 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of liquid. We crunched the numbers and 1.5 fl oz is the maximum amount we can put in each serving.
Of course, if you have cocktails at bars, it’s inconvenient to keep track of the grams. No one really wants to deal with numbers while having fun.
We’re suggesting doing as the guideline says in regards to one or two drinks. You may have more alcohol than what’s recommended, but it’s better than no monitoring at all.
With that said, let’s dive into this rum and orange juice recipe.
Rum And Orange Juice Recipe
- 3/4 cup 80-proof white rum
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice from 16 oz pineapple
- 8 tsp sugar
- 4 cups ice cubes
- 3/4 cup club soda
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- Place the juices, rum, and sugar in tall glasses and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Top the glasses with ice. Slowly pour in club soda and serve.
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