The Summer Olympics (or more accurately, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020) are finally here after being postponed last year as a result of the pandemic. The Opening Ceremony is as highly-anticipated an event as the games themselves and will air tonight in the U.S. on NBC at 7:30 ET, since Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the east coast’s time. Given the popularity of the kick-off, which often celebrates the host city’s and country’s history while also building the camaraderie among the athletes, there will be more than a few watch parties happening. Whether you’ll be rooting for Team USA or championing your home country or a favorite athlete, you’re going to want a medal-worthy cocktail for the festivities! Here are three that are sure to bring home the Gold!

As you know, rum is the perfect summer spirit because it pairs well with fruity cocktail ingredients. Fortunately, Captain Morgan has a few easy-to-mix cocktails themed to the Summer Olympics.

Captain Morgan "Go for the Gold"

Captain Morgan "Go for the Gold"

Go for the Gold

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • Garnish: mint sprig and lime

Method: Muddle mint and lime in the bottom of a tall glass. Add ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, and ginger ale. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel, stir, and serve.

Captain Morgan "Sweet, Sweet Victory"

Captain Morgan "Sweet, Sweet Victory"

Sweet, Sweet Victory

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • Garnish: fresh slice of pineapple and cocktail umbrella

Method: Combine Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and pineapple juice in a glass over ice. Garnish with a fresh slice of pineapple and a cocktail umbrella.

Captain Morgan "Medal-Worthy Mule"

Captain Morgan "Medal-Worthy Mule"

Medal-Worthy Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Rum
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Cubed ice
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Method: Pour Captain Morgan Sliced Apple and ginger beer into a tumbler glass over ice. Garnish with lemon.

GO, TEAM, GO!