Happy National Rum Day!

Lt. Blender's Strawberry Daiquiri in a BagIn honor of National Rum Day, we are sharing with you some of our favorite rums for mixing with our Strawberry Daiquiri in a Bag, All Natural Sugar-Free Strawberry Daiquiri in a Bag, and Pina Colada in a Bag.

We here at Lt. Blender’s feel that the best rums for daiquiris and pina coladas are white rums, which are light—sometimes a little fruity, depending on brand—and really allow the flavors of the cocktail to shine through.

There is a Texan rum which we buy whenever we have a chance, not only because we like to support our fellow Texas small businesses, but because we think that her handcrafted, small-batch rums are exceptional. Seek out Railean White Rum if you’re looking for a new brand to try. We promise that you won’t be disappointed.

Lt. Blender's Pina Colada in a BagA few other brands which we like for daiquiris and pina coladas are: Lamb’s White Rum (a high-proof rum, if you like your drinks strong), Banks 5 Island Rum, and Denizen Rum. For the budget choice, we recommend Don Q Cristal, which at ~$10 is as inexpensive as they come, but still smooth and flavorful.

We asked our fans on Facebook and Twitter which rums they used for daiquiris and pina coladas, and in addition to the brands mentioned above, you like: Bacardi, Mount Gay Eclipse Silver, Appleton Estate, and Brugal. Some of you prefer Malibu for pina coladas because of its coconut flavor.

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