As a bartender, I've crafted countless cocktails over the years, but I have a special place in my heart for creamy rum drinks. There's something about the smooth, rich texture of cream combined with the warm, sweet flavor of rum that just hits the spot.
These drinks are perfect for a cozy night in, a summer afternoon on the patio, or really any occasion that calls for a little indulgence.
But not all creamy rum drinks are created equal. Some are too sweet, others too boozy, and some just miss the mark entirely.
That's why I've put together this guide to the best creamy rum cocktail recipes out there. I've tested and tasted each one to ensure that it's not only delicious, but also well-balanced and easy to make.
Whether you're a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or a newbie home bartender, these recipes will have you covered.
From classic favorites like the piña colada and the mudslide to more unique creations like the coconut cream pie martini and the chai spiced rum cocktail, there's something here for everyone. So grab your shaker, your favorite rum, and let's get mixing!
1. Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail
The Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail is a delightful and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for those who love the taste of root beer. Made with only three ingredients, this cocktail is a refreshing and creamy twist on the classic root beer float.
The addition of rum gives it an adult twist, making it perfect for parties or a relaxing evening at home. This cocktail is versatile and can be made non-alcoholic for those who prefer it that way. If you're a fan of root beer, this cocktail is definitely worth a try.
2. Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail
Looking for a tropical getaway in a glass? Look no further than the Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail. Served in a coconut shell, this creamy concoction is the perfect way to escape to a sandy beach, even if you're stuck at home. Made with coconut rum and a variety of mixers, including cream of coconut, orange juice, and pineapple juice, this cocktail is a sweet and refreshing treat.
Whether you're dreaming of a spring break vacation or just need a little taste of the tropics, the Tropical Coconut Rum Cocktail is sure to transport you to paradise. Don't miss out on this delicious and unique drink – try it today!
3. Painkiller Rum Cocktail
If you're looking for a tropical rum cocktail that can transport you to a sunny beach, then the Painkiller Rum Cocktail is a must-try. This well-balanced cocktail has a creamy consistency and a hint of warmth that makes it perfect for any occasion.
The combination of pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream, and rum creates a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor that is sure to please your taste buds. The nutmeg sprinkled on top adds a subtle spice that complements the other flavors perfectly. Overall, the Painkiller Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and satisfying drink that is perfect for any occasion.
4. Creamy Coconut Mojito
If you're looking for a refreshing and creamy cocktail to enjoy during the summer, the Creamy Coconut Mojito is definitely worth trying.
This cocktail is a perfect blend of a classic mojito and a pina colada, with the addition of cream of coconut. The light rum used in the recipe gives it a smooth finish, and the lime-sugar rim adds a sweet and tangy touch to the drink.
Overall, the Creamy Coconut Mojito is a great option for those who enjoy tropical flavors and want to switch up their usual mojito recipe.
It's a perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day, and the creamy texture makes it feel like a decadent treat. Give it a try and transport yourself to a tropical paradise!
5. Spiced Homemade Hot Buttered Rum
The Spiced Homemade Hot Buttered Rum is a classic cocktail that's perfect for warming you up during the colder months.
Made with a rich and creamy batter of butter, spices, vanilla extract, and brown sugar, it's bursting with warm spices and sweet vanilla flavor. The butter adds a rich and creamy texture to the cocktail, making it the perfect indulgence for any occasion.
6. Black and White Rum Cocktail
The Black and White Rum Cocktail is a visually striking drink that is as delicious as it is beautiful. With a black cocoa infusion on top, this creamy cocktail is perfect for Halloween or any occasion.
The rum and cream blend perfectly together, while the bitterness of the black cocoa provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a creamy and flavorful rum cocktail.
7. Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail
The Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic Piña Colada. Made with Malibu Rum, coconut milk, and orange juice, this creamy cocktail is perfect for brightening up those dreary winter days. The coconut rum adds a smooth and sweet finish, while the orange juice gives it a tangy kick.
The cocktail is rimmed with shredded coconut flakes, adding a tropical touch to the drink. This frozen cocktail is best served immediately to maintain its creamy texture. If you're looking for a winter cocktail that will transport you to a sunny beach, the Winter Sunshine Rum Cocktail is a must-try.
8. Ambrosia Spiced Rum Cocktail
The Ambrosia Spiced Rum Cocktail is a creamy and fruity cocktail with a hint of spice. Inspired by the classic Ambrosia fruit salad, this cocktail is made with Rum Chata, spiced rum, and a combination of juices.
The hint of spice from the spiced rum adds depth to the flavor, making it a unique and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
9. Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum is a classic American cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. This creamy rum cocktail is perfect for chilly nights and is made with a combination of rum, butter, hot water (or cider), sugar, and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
The recipe for this cocktail is simple and can be made in advance by creating a batter that can be stored in the freezer until needed. This cocktail is perfect for celebrating the holidays, warming up after a day of skiing or sledding, or simply enjoying a cozy night in by the fire. If you're looking for a creamy and comforting rum cocktail, Hot Buttered Rum is definitely worth trying.
10. Blue Coconut Rum Cocktail
The Blue Coconut Rum Cocktail is a perfect choice for those who love a strong and creamy drink with a tropical twist. This cocktail is made with Malibu rum, vodka, Blue Curacao, coconut water, and coconut cream, giving it a deliciously refreshing taste. The coconut flavor is the star of the show, making it a perfect summer drink.
For an extra touch of glamour, the rim of the serving glass can be dipped into melted white chocolate and coated in coconut. However, beware, this cocktail is not for the faint-hearted, as it packs a mighty strong punch. If you're looking for a creamy and tropical cocktail that will transport you to a sunny beach, the Blue Coconut Rum Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
11. Creamy Coconut Hibiscus Rum Cooler
The Creamy Coconut Hibiscus Rum Cooler is a delightful summer cocktail that combines the tropical flavors of coconut and hibiscus with the warm spiciness of spiced rum. This creamy and refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day and can be easily made into a mocktail for those who prefer a non-alcoholic version.
The garnishing options are endless, from citrus wedges to fresh or dried hibiscus flowers, or even a coconut rimmed glass. If you're looking for a unique and delicious rum cocktail to try this summer, the Creamy Coconut Hibiscus Rum Cooler is definitely worth a taste.
12. Toasted Coconut Rum Cocktail
The Toasted Coconut Rum Cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you to a sunny beach with just one sip. This creamy cocktail is made with toasted coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut milk, and agave syrup. The toasted coconut rim adds a crunchy texture and enhances the coconut flavor of the drink.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love a sophisticated twist on a classic pina colada. The Kula toasted coconut rum used in this recipe adds a depth of flavor that sets it apart from other coconut rums. If you're looking for a refreshing and creamy cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day, the Toasted Coconut Rum Cocktail is a must-try.
13. Creamy Blackberry Mojito
Looking for a refreshing and creamy rum cocktail to enjoy this summer? Look no further than the Creamy Blackberry Mojito. This twist on the classic mojito recipe combines fresh or frozen blackberries, mint, lime juice, and light rum with cream of coconut for a decadent and refreshing drink.
The cocktail is served over ice with a sugar-lime rim that adds the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the tartness of the blackberries. Whether you're sipping it on a patio or serving it up at a summer party, the Creamy Blackberry Mojito is sure to be a hit. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
14. Coconut Milk Rum Julep With Fresh Mint
If you're looking for a creamy, refreshing, and boozy cocktail to add to your summer rotation, look no further than the Coconut Milk Rum Julep with Fresh Mint. This cocktail is a twist on the classic mint julep, with white rum replacing bourbon and coconut cream adding a rich, tropical flavor.
The addition of fresh mint and lime juice balances out the sweetness of the coconut cream, making for a perfectly refreshing and delicious drink. Even if you're not a fan of coconut, this cocktail is worth a try – the coconut flavor is subtle and not overpowering. Trust us, you won't regret adding this cocktail to your repertoire.
15. Keto RumChata Drink
The Keto RumChata Drink is a delicious and creamy cocktail that is perfect for those on a low carb diet. It is a variation of the classic RumChata, made with vodka or rum and low carb ingredients such as vanilla cream stevia sweetener and coconut cream.
The flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg come together to create a warm and spicy taste that is perfect for winter. This cocktail has only 0.6g net carbs per serving, making it a great choice for those looking to indulge without breaking their diet. Whether you are on a low carb diet or not, the Keto RumChata Drink is definitely worth a try.
16. Creamy Root Beer & Rum
Creamy Root Beer & Rum is a rich and flavorful cocktail that combines the classic flavors of root beer and dark rum.
The creamy texture of the drink adds a luxurious touch that makes it perfect for a special occasion or a relaxing night in. If you're a fan of sweet and creamy drinks with a kick of alcohol, this cocktail is a must-try!
17. Double Rum Piña Colada
The Double Rum Piña Colada is a creamy frozen cocktail that combines the flavors of white and black rum with coconut and fresh pineapple. The consistency is thick and creamy, making it perfect for those who love frozen cocktails.
The addition of black rum gives it a rich and deep flavor that sets it apart from other piña colada recipes. If you're looking for a refreshing and delicious creamy rum cocktail, the Double Rum Piña Colada is definitely worth trying.
18. Spiked Coconut Banana Smoothie
The Spiked Coconut Banana Smoothie is a refreshing and creamy cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days. With just four ingredients, including a frozen banana, this smoothie is easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone. It's a great option for those who love the taste of coconut and banana, and the addition of rum gives it a nice kick.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want a light and refreshing drink that is not too heavy on the alcohol. Overall, the Spiked Coconut Banana Smoothie is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
19. Tropical Hawaiian Fruity Lava Flow Cocktail
Looking for a creamy, sweet and fruity rum cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise? Look no further than the Tropical Hawaiian Fruity Lava Flow Cocktail. This cocktail is a perfect blend of frozen strawberries, white rum, crushed ice, pineapple juice and cream of coconut, creating a slushy texture that is both refreshing and satisfying.
The cocktail is topped with a pineapple garnish and can be served with or without a banana garnish. The drink is a favourite in Hawaii and is perfect for any summer party or vacation. With its beautiful colours and delicious flavours, the Tropical Hawaiian Fruity Lava Flow Cocktail is sure to impress.
20. Coconut Cloud Martini
The Coconut Cloud Martini is a creamy and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with a blend of white rum, coconut rum, and vanilla vodka, this cocktail is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise. The addition of cream of coconut gives it a smooth and creamy texture that is simply irresistible.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a great choice for any party or get-together. The toasted coconut topping adds a nice crunch to the drink, while the addition of pineapple juice gives it a fun and fruity twist. Overall, the Coconut Cloud Martini is a must-try for anyone who loves creamy and tropical cocktails.
21. Classic Pina Colada
The Classic Pina Colada is a tropical cocktail that is perfect for any summer day. Made with coconut milk, pineapple juice, and rum, this creamy cocktail is a refreshing and sweet treat. While white rum is traditionally used in this cocktail, using Malibu rum adds an extra layer of coconut flavor that takes it to the next level.
The canned coconut milk gives the drink a creamy thickness that is unmatched by other types of coconut milk. The Pina Colada is best served in a hurricane glass or a tall glass to truly capture the essence of the tropics. If you're looking for a creamy rum cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise, the Classic Pina Colada is the perfect choice.
22. Eggnog Cocktail
The Eggnog Cocktail is a classic holiday drink that is perfect for any festive occasion. Made with brandy and dark rum mixed with store-bought eggnog, this cocktail is easy to make and delivers a creamy, rich taste that is sure to please.
The spicy garnish on the rim of the glass adds a nice touch of flavor and festive decoration. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious creamy rum cocktail to serve at your next holiday gathering, the Eggnog Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
23. Hawaiian Lava Flow
If you're looking for a tropical cocktail that will transport you to Hawaii, look no further than the Hawaiian Lava Flow. This creamy rum cocktail is a twist on the classic Pina Colada, with the addition of frozen strawberries for a burst of fruity flavor. The drink is layered in a way that's not only pretty to look at, but also adds to the overall experience of drinking it.
The creamy coconut and pineapple flavors blend perfectly with the rum, creating a refreshing and indulgent drink that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Whether you're planning a backyard luau or just want to imagine yourself on a tropical beach, the Hawaiian Lava Flow is a must-try cocktail that's sure to impress.
24. Cinnamon Roll Cocktail
The Cinnamon Roll Cocktail is a perfect holiday drink that combines the flavors of Rumchata, Kahlua, and Fireball. This creamy and decadent cocktail is perfect for sipping slowly and enjoying the warmth and comfort of the holiday season. The cinnamon notes from the Fireball add a unique touch to this cocktail, making it stand out from other creamy rum cocktails.
The drink is perfect for serving at a party or enjoying alone, and it can be topped with optional toppings to make it even more over the top. If you're looking for a festive and flavorful cocktail this holiday season, the Cinnamon Roll Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
25. Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail
The Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail is a creamy and smooth after-dinner drink that is perfect for those who love the combination of almond and cinnamon flavors. Made with just two ingredients, Rumchata and amaretto, this cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests.
The combination of the creamy Rumchata and the sweet, nutty flavor of amaretto creates a delicious and indulgent drink that is perfect for sipping on a cozy night in. Whether you're a fan of Rumchata or amaretto, this cocktail is sure to become a new favorite. So, next time you're in the mood for a creamy and delicious drink, give the Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail a try!
26. Frozen Coconut Mojito
The Frozen Coconut Mojito is a refreshing cocktail that combines the creaminess of a Pina Colada with the tangy freshness of a Mojito. Blended with ice, this slushy drink is perfect for hot summer days.
The addition of coconut rum adds a tropical twist, while fresh mint adds a burst of flavor. Perfect for a girls' night in or a Sunday afternoon picnic, the Frozen Coconut Mojito is a must-try for anyone who loves a delicious and easy-to-make creamy rum cocktail.
27. Dirty Banana
If you're looking for a creamy and tropical cocktail to indulge in, then the Dirty Banana is the perfect choice. This cocktail is made with Kahlua, cream of coconut, and a ripe banana, blended together with vodka or rum for a smooth and delicious taste.
The chocolate-rimmed glass adds an extra touch of decadence to this already luxurious drink. It's a popular choice in warm climates, especially in the Caribbean islands, and is a must-try for anyone who loves frozen cocktails. Don't miss out on the chance to try this delicious drink and transport yourself to a tropical paradise.
28. Frozen Banana Daiquiri
The Frozen Banana Daiquiri is a refreshing and creamy cocktail perfect for those who love tropical flavors. This cocktail is a twist on the classic daiquiri, with the addition of bruleed banana that gives it a unique and sweet flavor. The bright Caribbean blue color of the cocktail is sure to transport you to a warm and sunny beach.
While some may argue that this isn't a true daiquiri, it's hard to deny the deliciousness of this creamy concoction. The recipe also includes instructions for making adorable banana dolphins to add a fun touch to the drink. If you're looking for a creamy and fruity cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise, the Frozen Banana Daiquiri is definitely worth trying.