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

  • My Idea of Fun — Haitian Rum, Blended rum, Overproof rum, Byrrh, Sherry, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup, Orange peel, Nutmeg
  • 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, Herbal liqueur, Bitter lemon soda, Contratto Aperitif, Orange
  • More Heat Than Light — Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Amargo-Vallet, Overproof rum, Crème de Banane, Fernet, Sweet vermouth, Coffee bitters, Orange peel
  • 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
  • Daiquiri (Simo) — Demerara Rum, Rhum Agricole, Overproof rum, Lime juice, Cane syrup
  • Billy Sunday Daiquiri — Overproof rum, Rhum Agricole, Bitters, Lime juice, Passion fruit syrup, Simple syrup
  • Trading Partners — Overproof rum, Bitters, Absinthe, Grapefruit juice, Lime juice, Cinnamon syrup
  • Gene Cocktail — Overproof rum, Suze, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Ginger ale
Pair of Overproof Rums
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