Root beer and rum cocktail

By Anthony Canolo

Rum and Root Beer

Dark Rum and Root Beer Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 6 oz Root 42 Old Time Root Beer



  1. Fill a glass (preferably a highball, but whatever you have lying around) with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz of your preferred dark rum to the glass.
  3. Slowly pour 6 oz of root beer into the glass, allowing the foam to settle before adding more.
  4. Give the mixture a gentle stir, and voila!
  5. (Optional): Add a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of flair, or add a splash of heavy cream or vanilla ice cream for a rum=based root beer float cocktail.


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It may be a simple cocktail, but we think you'll find that root beer tends to be an excellent mixer with rum. Caramel, spice, vanilla, and the signature root beer flavor all come together perfectly.

While you can use whatever root beer you'd like, Root 42 Old Time Root Beer is our root beer of choice. For each batch, we caramelize our cane sugar and never compromise on incorporating genuine vanilla. No matter what, always avoid generic root beers that contain high-fructose corn syrup or other toxic artificial sweeteners!

What is Rum and Root Beer Called?

While a rum and root beer name is not widely recognized, some call it a Chewbacca.

Is Rum and Root Beer Good?

Yes, it's a fantastically balanced, simple cocktail. The spiciness of the rum complements the sweet and creamy flavors of the root beer.

Does Captain Morgan go with Root Beer?

It's a great choice. Captain Morgan and root beer adds a hint of spice and depth, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

Is Bacardi Good in Root Beer?

Absolutely. With its wide range of rums from light and smooth to dark and rich, Bacardi offers versatility to complement the sweet and creamy profile of root beer.