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Spend World Cocktail Day with Hawksbill!

News – 6 May 2022

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World Cocktail Day is fast approaching (13th of May), why not shake yourself one of the best-loved classic rum cocktails to celebrate? Our Caribbean Spiced Rum blends the very best rums from Guyana and Trinidad, with our own distinctive combination of spices to create a delicious flavour profile suitable for many different drink styles and cocktails.

That's why we've rounded up our TOP rum-based cocktails and given you step-by-step guides so that you can recreate them at home:


Did you know that this rum cocktail was extremely popular in New Orleans? It became a bit of an epic cocktail icon... Pat O’Brien created the Hurricane because he wanted to get rid of the rum he was forced to buy from his liquor distributor before he could get more scotch and whisky... sounds like a great job to us!

Shake all ingredients with ice until nearly fully dissolved. Pour into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with an orange slice and cocktail cherry.


The effects of this drink are the reasoning behind its name – even back in the 1900s it was considered so strong that bartenders were only allowed to serve two per person! Zombies have been around since the 1930s and were created by Donn Beach, who invested the drink for a customer who was complaining about a bad hangover so he served him up the ultimate hair-of-the-dog.

Shake the rums and fruit juices in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a hurricane glass with ice, then slowly pour in the grenadine to colour the drink. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry.

Piña Colada

The piña colada was first created way back in 1954... we can't imagine what they were drinking in 1953 and earlier? Now known as a summer staple, it was first made up of a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice and boom... the rest is history!

Shake all ingredients first with ice, strain from the ice and shake again. Dirty pour and garnish with a pineapple leaf and grated nutmeg.

Hawksbill Rum is not only delicious but 10% of our profits from every bottle sold are donated to support turtle conservation projects in Barbados, protecting the Hawksbill turtle’s natural habitat and safeguarding its future. Our packaging is also eco-friendly! Our unique bottle is made from sustainable and recyclable materials, the cork is made up from waste material and the sugarcane fibre label is printed with plant-based inks.

Treat yourself to a bottle of our award-winning rum for only £23. Happy World Cocktail Day!

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