Famous Cocktails made from rum is the Cuba Libre, invented in the early 1900s dedicated to free Cuba in the Spanish American war (White rum with Cola & lime) and Caipirinia made from the celebrated Brazilian rum called Cachaca (Cachaca with Lime & brown sugar).
The exotic & vibrant Tiki cocktails are rum based too and usually different styles of rum are used to impart its rich, sweet & complex flavor from the fancily decorated cocktails.
Currently White Rum is giving Vodka a serious competition as the base for mixed drinks in a number of distinctively non-tropical markets.
Rum can be enjoyed in cocktails (warm or cold) round the year i.e. refreshing Mojito during a sunny day & hot buttered Rum or Rum Toddy during the winters or monsoon.
A Daiquiri that is normally made with White Rum can also be made with your choice of Rum as it has elements of a sour drink that balances all flavors.
Try making fresh fruit Mojitos based on seasonal fruits i.e. Watermelon, Strawberry, kiwi etc.
For the Rum & Cola lovers, adding a twist would enhance your drinking experience i.e. squeezing an orange zest over the drink would add to the enhanced aroma and flavor that comes from the refreshing orange oils.
Apart from Cocktails, Rum is also be used in chocolates, cakes, punches and flambéing purposes.