With National Mojito Day passing by last week, and National Daiquiri Day coming up on Wednesday, there’s no denying that July is the month of rum-based cocktails!

So, it only made sense for us to team up with our pals at Bacardi, to share with you, two of of our very fav cocktail recipes to enjoy this month and beyond.

Bacardí Cardamom Mojito

  • 2oz Bacardí Superior
  • 1oz cardamom syrup: 1/4 cup cardamom pods, 1 lit boiling water and equal volume of sugar. (Although we totally cheated, and bought ours at BYOB.)
  • 6 mint leafs
  • 1 part fresh lime juice

Method: In a highball glass, muddle mint leaves with cardamom syrup and lime juice. Blend in rum. Fill glass with crushed ice and top with soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Original Daiquiri

  • 2oz Bacardí Superior
  • 1oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.75oz Cocktail syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water (This time we made our own.)

How to make simple syrup:

  1. Bring water to a boil
  2. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves completely
  3. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes
  4. Remove the pan from heat
  5. Once completely cooled, you can add it to your cocktail or bottle for future use

Method: Combine rum, lime juice and cocktail syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake, shake, shake! Strain into your cocktail glass, garnish with a lime slice and ENJOY.

Thank you to BYOB for providing us with all the gorgeous barware used in this post.