Fruity, rum-based cocktails include mai tais, piña coladas, hurricanes and strawberry and banana daiquiris. Planter's punch is made with pineapple juice, orange juice and lemon juice, along with Angostura bitters, grenadine, simple sugar syrup and a generous portion of rum.
Fruity rum cocktails can be made with pineapple, coconut, banana, pomegranate and other juices. Rum cocktails may be blended with ice to make a frozen concoction or served “on the rocks” over ice.
Rum, made from sugarcane juice, is thought to have originated in ancient India or China. A rum-like beverage called ”brum” has been made in Malaysia for thousands of years. The first known distillation of rum happened in the Caribbean in the 17th century.