Diplomático Summer Cocktail Collection

2 August, 2022

Which Diplo cocktail is your perfect match this summer?


Much like your summer wardrobe, when it comes to cocktails there are always a few old classics, plus some fiery new showstoppers to try out as soon as the temperature starts to rise.

Summer is about savoring the moment. So, whether you’re holidaying or staycaying, you need to do it right. We’re here to transport those idyllic vacation vibes straight to you with the help of our top five mouth-wateringly refreshing summer cocktails and some sunny suggestions of how best to enjoy them.

Which iconic Diplomático rum cocktail will be your perfect match this summer?

1. Diplo Fizz

Get acquainted:

Fresh, sharp and confident. A quick, easy pour with a refreshing sting of flavour to welcome you. Full of zest and sparkling with buoyancy and coolness.

Where to enjoy:

All about the afternoon soiree.

Perfect with:

Chatting and laughing the ends of the warm day away in good, close company. Get on those laid-back down-tempo, but vibing sunny hits, with the likes of ‘Brazilian Soul’ by The Knocks’ or ‘Canopée’ by Polo & Pan on our ‘Savor The Summer’ playlist.

How to make:

  • 50ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 150ml of soda
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Add all the ingredients to a highball glass
  • Stir
  • Garnish with a twist of lime

Serve up and see where the night will take us…

2. Diplo Mojito

Get acquainted:

Soulful, juicy, bittersweet. A universal summer favorite. A classic rum cocktail with the perfect balance of refreshingly delicious sparkling sweetness with zingy mint and lime. One of the most versatile summer cocktails crafted with exotic Diplomático Planas for a delicate take that doesn’t overpower the fresh mint, or with dark Diplomático Mantuano for deeper vanilla aromas and a bit of a twist. Cha-cha-cha!

Where to enjoy:

Alfresco partying, and everyone’s invited.

Perfect with:

Fresh dishes like chunky salsa and nachos, ceviche or caprese salad. Dance away to a bit of funky feel-good disco like ‘September’ by Earth, Wind and Fire, which you can find in our ‘Savor The Summer’ playlist.

How to make:

  • 50ml of Diplomático Planas
  • 5ml lime juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 25ml soda water
  • 4 to 6 fresh mint leaves
  • Set the mint in the bottom of a tall glass
  • Mash it with a muddler (or the back of a knife)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (topping with soda and crushed ice last)
  • Garnish with mint and lime

Serve up and get on down, alongside some deliciously fresh cuisine for extra oomph!

Oh, and if you’re feeling like you really want to muddle things up, why not make a Diplo Dirty Mojito for a little twist on this classic summer cocktail? Same recipe, just swap out Diplomático Planas for Diplomático Mantuano for more rich, fruity aromas.

3. Passionfruit Mantuano

Get acquainted:

Rich, romantic, aromatic. Charming but complex. Classy but with a twist. Brimming with tropical flavors that brings rich Mantuano to life in an exciting new way for the time of the season.

Where to enjoy:

The one to get the conversation flowing that stretches long into the night.

Perfect with:

A few salty nibbles and a blanket under a warm starry night to the chillout sound of Groovy Waters’ ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’’

How to make:

  • 50ml Diplomático Mantuano
  • 100ml mango soda
  • 30ml passionfruit juice
  • 1 ½ lime juice
  • 10ml vanilla syrup
  • Mix all ingredients (except the mango soda)
  • Shake with ice
  • Serve into a Collins glass
  • Add ice
  • Top with mango soda
  • Garnish with rosemary

Serve by candlelight and in good company!

4. Diplo Spritz

Get acquainted:

Sweet, vibrant and refreshing. An understated classic. A perfect balance of punchy, sweet, and aromatic. Simple in ingredients yet complex in finish. And of course, an unforgettable shade of delicious orangey-red to boot.

Where to enjoy:

Sitting outside and socializing with friends on those hot summer evenings.

Perfect with:

Summer scrapbook photographs taken as the sun turns the world gold at sunset. Also great at steaming summer BBQs as the horizon blurs under the heat to the sound of Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’

How to make:

  • 25ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 50ml bitter liqueur
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Pour all ingredients into a wine glass
    Garnish with orange slice

Serve to friends at golden hour!

5. Diplo Piña Colada

Get acquainted:

Tangy, sweet and decadently rich. A tropical blend of aged white rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ultimate summertime indulgence without compromise.

Where to enjoy:

Centre of attention on a sun-kissed lounger.

Perfect with:

Count on this to get you going. Goes with all things sweet, like a tray of tropical fruit. Perfect with your favorite summer party playlist complete with reggae beats or cheesy classics on our ‘Savor The Summer’ playlist like ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader.

How to make:

  • 50ml of Diplomático Planas
  • 120ml pineapple juice
  • 40ml coconut milk
  • 1tsp lime juice
  • 15 ice cubes
  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth
  • Pour into a tall glass
  • Garnish with fresh pineapple

Serve as the sweet summer treat that it is!

And there you have it. Our list of summer’s most treasured rum cocktails brings the sensual taste of Diplomático rum to life in colorful new ways to suit any beach-side occasion, or even if you’re just sitting in the garden.

It’s time to stop for a moment and drink it all in. Which refreshing rum cocktail from the Diplo summer collection will be your perfect match this year?

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