When you are looking to fill your belly with a warm alcoholic beverage, spiced rum is the perfect ingredient in any cocktail. Not only does it help create the perfect tropical cocktail for a beautiful summer night, but it can also bring life to a winter beverage as well.
Perhaps you already enjoy spiced rum, but don’t know what cocktails to order out that contain spiced rum. Or you’re looking to make spiced rum cocktails drinks at home and are at a loss as to what to make. That is where this article comes in handy. We are going to create a list with the best spiced rum cocktails recipes so that you could possibly make them at home.
What Makes Spiced Rum ‘Spiced’?
When you think of spice, you probably think of flavorful spices founded in an Indian street market. Or even a flavor enhancer that brings a tingle to your mouth when added to other foods. So, what makes a spiced rum…spiced? One of the key characteristics of spiced rums is that it is a darker beverage – as some rums are clear and some are dark. Spiced rum is always darker and some can be very dark. Spiced rum contains spices and sometimes, even; caramel. Spices that are added to spiced rum include cinnamon, rosemary, absinthe/aniseed, pepper, cloves, and cardamom.
Spiced Rum Cocktails That Will Make You a Fan of Spiced Rum
Pineapple Ginger Mojito
Mojitos are one of the most enjoyable cocktails to have on a nice warm day. The fresh mint that is muddled at the bottom of the glass really releases such fantastic flavor. Adding spiced rum makes it even more enjoyable. A Pineapple Ginger Mojito is a great variation of your traditional mojito. This specific option is made out of caramelized pineapple, ginger, mint, lime, and spiced rum instead of the white rum typically used in a mojito.
Rum Sunset Cocktail
Having the word ‘sunset’ in the title of a cocktail just sounds like a nice time. The Rum Sunset Cocktail is a really refreshing and beautifully balanced cocktail that includes spiced rum. There’s three simply ingredients in Rum Sunset Cocktail: orange juice, grenadine, and rum. While you could use clear rum, spiced rum adds a very warm note to the cocktail and overall will be a perfect photo-op to post to the Gram!
Frozen Spiced Rum Mint Julep
You probably have heard of Mint Juleps due to it being a popular drink at events such as the Kentucky Derby. This is a different kind of Mint Julep- just as delicious. If not more! This version of Mint Julep is frozen, which is always a very refreshing take on a classic cocktail.
Here are the ingredients you need for a Frozen Spiced Rum Mint Julep:
- 5 ounces of spiced rum
- 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce of simply syrup
- 12 mint leaves – make sure to leave some for garnish
- 1 cup of ice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender – blend until smooth and enjoy!
Hot Buttered Rum
We have been talking about how rum cocktails are perfect for warm weather, but let’s explore a great spiced rum cocktail that is perfect to enjoy during the colder weather. During the holiday season, you can bet that a Hot Buttered Rum is what you need to warm your belly up when you’re having family over. While Hot Buttered Rum can be made with any type of clear or dark rum, you can also use spiced rum to make it even better for the holiday season.
Spiced Rum Negroni
The Negroni is a very popular drink – made popular again by actor Stanley Tucci when the talented man made one on the internet for thousands of viewers to learn how to make one. Why not make a Spiced Rum Negroni? If you can’t tell the theme – any drink with regular rum can be enhanced with spiced rum.
One of the best Spiced Rum Cocktails Drinks is the Spiced Rum Negroni – here is what you’ll need to make one:
- 1 ounce of spiced rum
- 1ounce of sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce of Campari
- Candied ginger for garnish – which is optional, but we HIGHLY recommend
In a rock glass, pour the spiced rum, sweet vermouth, and campari over ice and stire. Thread some pieces of the candied ginger onto a skewer and lay across the top of the glass. There you go! Ready to serve! What a perfect drink to make during holiday dinner parties. Your guests were definitely enjoy this Spiced Rum Negroni.
Spicy Rum Punch
Rum Punch is typically thought of as a warm weather drink that’s served over ice and gives off tropical vibes, you can craft this cocktail for the colder weather when you put together a Spicy Rum Punch. The Spicy Rum Punch is made out of Spiced Rum, pineapple juice, cinnamon sticks, ginger beer, crystalized ginger, star anise, black peppercorns, and cranberry juice cocktail. This is a different spin to the traditional rum punch that will certainly be memorable among friends and family during the holidays.
Spiced Rum Cocktails For The Win This Winter
We cannot talk about Spiced Rum enough. It really is a better version of regular rum. If you are looking to make a cocktail with rum, substitute that clear or darker rum with spiced rum. As you can see from this article, you have a wide variety of different cocktails you can make with spiced rum. We’ve just scratched the surface of what you can do.
The point is, be creative as you are making these drinks. Spiced rum isn’t just for the winter – it can be enjoyed during the summer as well. It adds a nice, woodsy aroma and flavor to any drink that it is in. You can drink your spiced rum on the rocks or in a cocktail – you can drink it cold, on the rocks, or even warm. However, you decide to serve your spiced rum, just make sure you drink responsibly.