Overproof rum is any rum with more than about 80 proof. Unfortunately the term does not specify the flavor or origin of the rum desired. Overproof rum is usually used to raise the alcohol content in an otherwise low-alcohol drink.

Most overproof rums are 151 proof, which make them great extraction mediums for homemade liqueurs. Gosling's, Wray and Nephew, Bacardi, Coruba, and Lemon Hart all make overproof rums. 

Some popular cocktails containing Overproof rum

  • Bahama Mama A Moi — Dark rum, Coffee liqueur, Coconut liqueur, Overproof rum, Vanilla liqueur, Bitters, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice, Grenadine, Pineapple
  • Debole & Tallawah — Overproof rum, Contratto Aperitif, Herbal liqueur, Bitter lemon soda, Orange
  • Brain Damage — Overproof rum, Amaro Lucano, Pineapple juice, Grapefruit juice, Iced Coffee, Honey syrup, Kosher Salt, Grapefruit peel, Pineapple
  • More Heat Than Light — Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Amargo-Vallet, Overproof rum, Crème de Banane, Fernet, Sweet vermouth, Coffee bitters, Orange peel
  • My Idea of Fun — Haitian Rum, Blended rum, Overproof rum, Byrrh, Sherry, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup, Orange peel, Nutmeg
  • am-am sour (amaretto-amaro) — Amaretto, Averna, Overproof rum, Lemon juice, Egg white, Simple syrup, Orange peel
  • Daiquiri (Simo) — Demerara Rum, Rhum Agricole, Overproof rum, Lime juice, Cane syrup
  • South Seas Zombie — Light rum, Overproof rum, Sweet vermouth, Dark rum, Orange Curaçao, Falernum, Bitters, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Lemon juice
  • Ohana Joe — Pineapple rum, Overproof rum, Coffee liqueur, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Rich demerara syrup 2:1
  • Banana Hammock — Light rum, Crème de Banane, Overproof rum, Lime juice, Orgeat, Mint, Lime, Nutmeg
Pair of Overproof Rums
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