Guava Rum Cocktail

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Welcome to the vibrant world of tropical cocktails, where the Guava Rum Cocktail reigns supreme. This delightful concoction blends the exotic sweetness of guava with the smooth, rich notes of white rum, perfect for sipping on a sunny beach or at a festive backyard gathering. Let’s explore this refreshing tropical delight.

Key Facts About the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • Alcohol Volume: Approximately 14% ABV (28 proof)
  • Calories: Roughly 180 kcal per serving
  • Preferred Glass: Highball or Collins glass
  • Typical Garnish: Slice of guava and a wheel of lime

Interesting Facts about the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • The Guava Rum Cocktail is a newer cocktail, gaining popularity with craft mixology.
  • Guava is not just tasty but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
  • The combination of guava and rum is a nod to the Caribbean.

Guava Rum Cocktail

Tasting Notes

The Guava Rum Cocktail offers a balance of sweet and tart, with guava nectar pairing exquisitely with fresh lime juice, and white rum providing a smooth backdrop. Ideal for summer parties, beach relaxation, or festive occasions.

History of the Guava Rum Cocktail

Tracing its roots back to the Caribbean, the Guava Rum Cocktail emerged from the combination of locally abundant guava and rum, embodying the spirit of the tropics. It has gained popularity worldwide with the craft cocktail movement.

Guava Rum Cocktail Ingredients

  • White Rum (2 oz)
  • Guava Nectar (4 oz)
  • Fresh Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
  • Simple Syrup (1/2 oz)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Guava Slice and Lime Wheel for garnish

“Guava is often referred to as ‘the winter national fruit of Pakistan’ and is highly regarded for its flavor and nutritional benefits.”

Guava Rum Cocktail Ingredients

Guava Rum Cocktail Method

Preparing the Cocktail:

  1. Chill your Highball or Collins glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, guava nectar, lime juice, and simple syrup with ice.
  3. Shake until well-chilled, about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with guava slice and lime wheel.

Serving the Cocktail:

  • Serve in a Highball or Collins glass.
  • Prepare garnishes just before serving for freshness.

Elevating the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • Use fresh ingredients and high-quality white rum.
  • Adjust the sweetness with the simple syrup to taste.

Elevating the Guava Rum Cocktail

Substitutions and Alternatives for the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace rum with soda water.
  • Try agave syrup or honey as sweetener alternatives.
  • Similar cocktails: Mango Rum Cocktail, Pineapple Rum Punch.

Add a Twist

  • Add cayenne pepper or jalapeño for spice.
  • Muddle fresh mint or basil for an herbal note.
  • Mix in muddled raspberries for a berry variation.

Preferred Liquors for the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • Bacardi Superior
  • Mount Gay Silver
  • Havana Club 3 Year

Similar Cocktails to the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • Mojito
  • Piña Colada
  • Daiquiri

Food Pairings to go with the Guava Rum Cocktail

  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers
  • Coconut-Based Desserts

Guava Rum Cocktail FAQs

  • Dark rum can be used for a richer flavor.
  • Adjust sweetness with simple syrup or lime juice.
  • Use pure guava nectar without added sugars.
  • Multiply ingredients for batch preparation.
  • Store leftover guava nectar refrigerated.
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Guava Rum Cocktail

A refreshing and tropical Guava Rum Cocktail that blends the sweetness of guava with the warmth of rum for a perfect beachside sipper.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Tropical
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 180 kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Knife
  • Glass


  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 4 oz Guava Nectar
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Ice Cubes
  • Guava Slice for garnish
  • Lime Wheel for garnish


  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour the white rum, guava nectar, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup into the shaker.
  • Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of guava and a lime wheel on the rim of the glass.
  • Serve immediately.


For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the rum with additional guava nectar or a splash of soda water. Adjust the sweetness to taste by varying the amount of simple syrup.
Keyword Cocktail Recipe, Guava Juice, Guava Nectar, Guava Rum Cocktail, Lime, Mixed Drink, Rum, Simple Syrup, Summer Beverage, tropical drink, White Rum

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