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Celebrations Made Memorable With Easy Rum Cocktail Recipes By McDowell’s

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This festive season, try something different in the food and bev scene and impress one and all with these super simple-to-make rum-based cocktails. McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum is known for being aged in wood barrels to give us a full-bodied drinking experience. They’ve now given us these delicious and easy-to-make cocktail recipes that we’d be delighted to sip during any occasion and even impress our friends when they come over for a weekend hangout. 

Make notes along the way to have these easy recipes up your sleeve for all your future game nights and sundowners with friends. 

P.S.: A 240 ml serving of Celebration Rum along with mixers will yield a 1-litre cocktail that serves 4-5 people, so keep a big pitcher handy. Now, onto impressing your friends with your pro mixologist skills!

Celebration Fusion

McDowell's No.1 Celebration Rum

Aromatic basil leaves meet the perfumed scent of vanilla to embody a cocktail. Paired with the sweetness of apple juice and sugar syrup and of course the McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum, the Celebration Fusion is a treat for your senses. Serve up this cocktail at your next game night and add to the celebrations.


240 ml McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum, 12 Basil leaves, 25 ml Vanilla syrup, 25 ml Sugar syrup, 200 ml Apple juice, Soda


-Start with a pitcher full of ice and add all your ingredients (except the soda) in the mentioned proportions for the perfect balance of flavours. 

-Stir all of your ingredients together and top up your aromatic blend with soda. 

-Pour a drink each for you and your friends as you serve this chilled cocktail in a frosty highball glass. 

Celebration Punch

The Celebration Punch promises the zing with zesty lime, citrusy fresh orange juice, and tangy-sweet pineapple juice. The added mint ties it all together into a cocktail that gives you vacation vibes no matter where you are. Perfect for when you have a fun karaoke night at home with all your loved ones. 


240 ml McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum, 30 Mint leaves, 10 Bar spoons brown sugar, 150 ml Orange juice, 150 ml Pineapple juice, 75 ml Lime juice


Throw all the ingredients together in a pitcher and stir your mixture in with lots of ice. Yes! It’s as simple as that because your refreshing drink is now ready to be served and enjoyed with your best friends!

Rum & Cola

How do you give a classic cocktail a twist? Well, McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum has perfected its Rum & Cola recipe for you to take the credit for. Make this popular combo like a pro by following the measurements to the T and you’ll have a trusted classic cocktail with a twist in your arsenal. Meeting up with childhood friends? We can’t think of a better drink to share with them. 


240 ml McDowell’s No.1 Celebration Rum, 25 ml Vanilla syrup, 300 ml Cola, 75 ml Lime juice, Lime Wedges


-Give all your ingredients (hold back on the lime wedges) a nice stir in a large pitcher. 

-Serve chilled in your choice of glass with lime wedges garnishing your glass rim or pop them inside your drink for a fresh lemony zing.

What are you waiting for? Hop onto the Rum wagon, it’s where the party is at!

*Drink Responsibly

*Content is for those of the age 25 years and above only