Today is my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday, papi!) but, more importantly (sorry, dad), it's also National Rum Day! I have to admit: As much as I love other Latin liquors, rum is definitely my favorite by far.

And how do you celebrate such a momentous holiday? Why, with 7 classic rum cocktails, of course! It would be hard for me to choose just one (though I am pretty partial to a Cuba Libre, and yes mainly because I'm Cuban myself), so let's just say you'll love any, or all, of these. Go for the refreshing mojito or a delicious smoked pineapple Mai Tai. Try a creamy piña colada or the favorite Hemingway daiquiri. You can even make the caipirinha with Brazilian rum cachaça, or the traditional Puerto Rican eggnog coquito (who cares if it's not Christmas?!). Any of them would make the perfect cocktail to celebrate National Rum Day.

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What's your favorite rum cocktail? Will you be making one of these today? Share with us in the comments below!

7 Cocktails to Celebrate National Rum Day!

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Image via Zacapa Rum

Smoked Pineapple Mai Tai

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Zacapa 23 Rum, 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz. Orgeat syrup, 1/4 oz. smoked pineapple juice

Combine Zacapa 23 Rum, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Orgeat syrup, and smoked pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice.

Recipe courtesy of Zacapa Rum.

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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