Rum is a fantastic addition to any holiday party. This beloved liquor provides endless cocktail possibilities, from the traditional rum punch to more creative concoctions like mulled apple cider or sweet rum martinis. Here are seven of the best Christmas cocktails that you can make with your favorite rum this season!
Rum and Ginger Christmas Cocktail
Recipe by The Duppy Share
Create your winter holiday cocktail this year with the Caribbean flair. Enjoy the fresh taste with beautifully clean flavours of ginger, cranberry juice, nutmeg, and Caribbean Island Spices.
- 50ml - The Duppy Share Spiced Rum
- 30ml - ginger beer or prosecco
- 10ml - ginger wine
- 20ml - cranberry juice
- 15ml - freshly squeezed lime juice
- 10g - fresh ginger
- 5ml - honey
- nutmeg, grating
Chop the fresh ginger and muddle it with lime juice and honey in a shaker glass. Add rum, cranberry juice, ginger wine and shake it well. Pour into a coupe glass over ice and top up with either ginger beer or prosecco. Dust with nutmeg and enjoy.
Christmas Rum Punch
This is the drink for your friends on-the-go! It's got everything you need to keep warm during winter: warming spices, lingering citrus notes and delicious alcohol. Give it a try today - we guarantee that everyone will be impressed by how much flavor there is in this simple combination of ingredients.
- 1 bottle of Warner's Trash & Treasure Spiced Botanical Rum
- 6 oranges
- 1 1/2 c. superfine sugar
- 1/2 gallon sweet apple cider
Stud oranges with cloves and bake until they soften. Place oranges in a punch bowl, then add rum and sugar. Set fire to the rum, and in a few minutes begin slowly adding cider, thus extinguishing the flames. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Keep the mixture hot to serve.
Dark Side of the Moon Martini
- 50ml Aluna Coconut Coffee Liqueur
- 25ml Aluna Coconut Rum
- Fresh Double Espresso
- Dash maple syrup
Pour all the ingredients into s shaker filled with ice and shake them well. Double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with coffee beans.
Recipe from Don Q Rum
Coquito is the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas drink made of milk, coconut cream, rum, and vanilla. If you've never tried this one, make sure to try it this holiday season! It's silky smooth and warming with hints of sweetness that will have your mouth watering for more.
- 1 cup Don Q Cristal Rum
- 400ml - Sweetened condensed milk
- 350ml - Evaporated milk
- 300ml - Coconut Cream
- 1 tsp - Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp - Ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp - Ground nutmeg
Mix all ingredients in a blender at high speed. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Shake well and serve cold in small glasses. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
Orange & Hot Choc
Recipe from Dark Matter Rum
You're going to love this easy, yet stylish rum concoction. Perfect for those cold days and nights!
- 50ml - Dark Matter Orange & Chocolate Rum Liqueur
- Hot chocolate
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate shavings to garnish
Prepare your hot chocolate and pour in a measure of the liqueur. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
Recipe from Dark Matter Rum
This refreshing sipper from Dark Matter Distillery features their signature spiced rum with Earl Grey, orange and soda. Give it a try!
- 35ml - Dark Matter Spiced Rum
- 50ml - cold Earl Grey tea
- 10ml - orange juice
- 10ml - simple syrup
- Soda to top up
- Orange to garnish
Shake rum, tea, simple syrup, and juice with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball, top up with soda and garnish with an orange slice.
Daiquiris are a great way to cool down during summertime, but why not make them in winter too? Aged rum and fresh lime juice give this drink an elegant twist that will be sure to please any guest.
- 60ml - Don Q Anejo Rum
- 20ml - lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 16ml - simple syrup
Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.