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
  • My Idea of Fun — Haitian Rum, Blended rum, Overproof rum, Byrrh, Sherry, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup, Orange peel, Nutmeg
  • Debole & Tallawah — Overproof rum, Contratto Aperitif, Herbal liqueur, Bitter lemon soda, 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
  • Autumn Melancholy — Bourbon, Overproof rum, Pear liqueur, Aperol, Galliano, Orange bitters
  • Planet of the Apes — Dark rum, Crème de Banane, Overproof rum, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Lime juice
  • Luau — Overproof rum, Jamaican rum, Demerara Rum, Bitters, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Passion fruit puree, Orgeat
Pair of Overproof Rums
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