As a bartender, I've had the pleasure of creating and serving countless drinks to my customers. And while there are many different types of alcohol that I enjoy working with, spiced rum has always held a special place in my heart.
There's something about the warm, rich flavors of spiced rum that makes it the perfect base for a cocktail.
What I love about spiced rum is that it's incredibly versatile. It can be paired with a variety of mixers and ingredients to create a wide range of cocktails that are perfect for any occasion.
Whether you're looking for a fruity and refreshing drink to sip on during the summer months, or a cozy and warming cocktail to enjoy during the colder seasons, spiced rum has got you covered.
In this post, I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite spiced rum cocktail recipes. These drinks are perfect for anyone who loves the deep, complex flavors of spiced rum, and wants to experiment with different ingredients and mixers to create something truly unique.
So whether you're a seasoned bartender or just someone who loves a good drink, I invite you to grab a bottle of spiced rum and join me on this journey of discovery.
1. Homemade Spiced Rum
If you're looking for a versatile and flavorful addition to your cocktail repertoire, look no further than the Homemade Spiced Rum. This rum is easy to make and can be customized to your liking with a variety of whole spices and ingredients.
The deep, golden color and rich flavor make it a perfect addition to classic cocktails like a Dark & Stormy or Rum & Coke, as well as more complex tiki drinks and punches. Impress your friends with your DIY skills and elevate your home bar with this delicious homemade spiced rum.
2. Spiced Rum and Wine Cocktail With White Zinfandel
The Spiced Rum and Wine Cocktail with White Zinfandel is a unique and surprisingly delicious combination of spiced rum, white zinfandel, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda. The addition of cherries and lime slices adds a fruity twist to the drink, while the spiced rum brings in notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting. It's a great summer drink that can be enjoyed all year round. The tropical flavor and smooth texture make it a perfect poolside drink. This cocktail is a must-try for those who love experimenting with new flavors and combinations.
3. Spiced Rum Chai Latte
The Spiced Rum Chai Latte is a cozy and delicious cocktail that is perfect for cold nights. This cocktail is made with chai concentrate, milk, and spiced rum, and topped with whipped cream. The combination of chai and spiced rum creates a heavenly flavor that is sure to warm you up from the inside out.
The simplicity of this cocktail makes it easy to prepare, and it can be doubled or tripled for a party. Whether you're enjoying it next to the fire or serving it at a holiday party, the Spiced Rum Chai Latte is a must-try cocktail for the fall and winter months.
4. Dark Rum Spiced Mojito
The Dark Rum Spiced Mojito is a perfect cocktail for those who love the classic mojito but want to add some winter flavors to it. This cocktail is made by replacing the white rum with spiced rum and adding classic winter spices like nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and a little bit of ‘Winter Spice’ syrup.
The combination of these ingredients gives the cocktail a perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness, making it an ideal drink for winter holidays. The Dark Rum Spiced Mojito is a must-try cocktail for those who want to add some warmth to their winter parties.
5. Dirty Mojito
The Dirty Mojito is a classic cocktail with a twist. This cocktail is perfect for those who love the taste of spiced rum and want to add some depth to their mojito. It's a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for warm weather. The addition of spiced rum in place of the traditional white rum gives it a unique flavor that is sure to impress.
This cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're relaxing on the beach or hosting a party, the Dirty Mojito is a great choice. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Dirty Mojito is definitely worth a shot.
6. Painkiller Rum Cocktail
The Painkiller Rum Cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you to a sunny beach with just one sip. Made with spiced or dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and coconut cream, this cocktail has a creamy consistency with a hint of warmth that is sure to please. The nutmeg sprinkle on top adds a touch of spice and completes the flavor profile.
Originating from the British Virgin Islands, this cocktail has a rich history and has become a favorite among rum enthusiasts. If you're a fan of pina coladas or coconut rum punch, you'll love this recipe. So, grab a glass, fill it with ice, and enjoy the refreshing taste of the Painkiller Rum Cocktail.
7. Rum and Sprite Cocktail
The Rum and Sprite Cocktail is a simple and refreshing drink made with only two ingredients – rum and Sprite. The combination of the rich flavor of rum and the lemon-lime taste of Sprite creates a perfect balance of flavors that is sure to please.
It's perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without the hassle of making a complicated recipe. Try it with different types of rum to add a unique twist to the classic cocktail.
8. Spiced Rum and Pineapple Juice Cocktail
The Spiced Rum and Pineapple Juice Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for summertime. The combination of spiced rum and pineapple juice creates a tropical flavor that will transport you to a beachside paradise. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet and fruity drink without being too overpowering.
The addition of Sprite gives it a slight fizz, making it even more refreshing. A cherry on top adds a pop of color and makes it look even more enticing. Overall, this cocktail is a great choice for those looking for a quick and delicious drink to enjoy during the warmer months.
9. Ecuadorian Canelazo
The Ecuadorian Canelazo is a hot spiced cinnamon rum cocktail that is perfect for a winter warm up. This mildly sweet and deliciously flavored cocktail is made with cinnamon, sugar, and a splash of citrus. It is a popular holiday drink in the Andes and is typically made with aguardiente, a sugar cane-based alcohol.
However, for those who cannot find aguardiente, rum can be used as a substitute. The cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for a cozy night in by the fire. If you are looking for a unique and flavorful spiced rum cocktail to try, the Ecuadorian Canelazo is definitely worth a taste.
10. Ambrosia Spiced Rum Cocktail
The Ambrosia Spiced Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and creamy drink that is perfect for those who love fruity and spiced flavors. Inspired by the classic Ambrosia fruit salad, this cocktail combines the richness of Rum Chata and spiced rum with the tanginess of orange and pineapple juices.
The result is a deliciously fun and dangerously easy-to-drink cocktail that will make you feel like you're on a beach vacation. Garnished with orange wedges and maraschino cherries, this cocktail is not only tasty but also visually appealing. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day or impress your guests at a party, the Ambrosia Spiced Rum Cocktail is a must-try.
11. Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail
The Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves spiced rum. This cocktail is a simple yet refreshing blend of spiced rum, ginger beer, and lime juice. The Kraken spiced rum is recommended for its rich and aromatic flavor. The ginger beer is an important ingredient that adds a spicy kick to the cocktail. The lime juice adds a tangy twist to the drink.
The cocktail is served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. The Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail is perfect for a sunny BBQ weekend or a date night. It's a strong cocktail, so it's best to enjoy it in moderation. Overall, the Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
12. Spiced Apple Tiki Smash
The Spiced Apple Tiki Smash is a perfect fall rum cocktail that combines the best of both worlds – fall flavors and tiki vibes. This refreshing and cozy cocktail is made with spiced or traditional unfiltered apple cider, allspice dram, and falernum or orgeat syrup.
The allspice dram adds a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, while the falernum or orgeat syrup adds a layer of ginger, lime, and almond flavors. The result is a deliciously spiced and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any fall occasion. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful spiced rum cocktail, the Spiced Apple Tiki Smash is definitely worth a try.
13. Classic Rum Mojito
The Classic Rum Mojito is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for summer days by the pool or virtual happy hours with friends. Made with spiced rum, lime, mint, simple syrup, and soda water, this cocktail has a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
The fragrance and flavor of the mint leaves are released by muddling them with lime wedges, creating a refreshing aroma that complements the citrus punch of the lime. The spiced rum adds a subtle warmth to the drink, while the simple syrup and soda water balance out the flavors, making it easy on the palate. Overall, the Classic Rum Mojito is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves a refreshing and flavorful drink.
14. Spiced Caribbean Mule
The Spiced Caribbean Mule is a unique twist on the classic Moscow Mule, using spiced rum instead of vodka. This easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for winter nights or holiday entertaining, with a warm, comforting feel from the spiced rum and accompanying spice and sweetness from the ginger beer.
Using a quality spiced rum, such as Don Q Spiced Rum, is crucial to balance the flavors of the cocktail. The homemade ginger simple syrup adds an extra punch and allows for control over the flavor and sweetness. Overall, the Spiced Caribbean Mule is a classy and impressive cocktail that any cocktail critic would appreciate.
15. Rum and Coke
Rum and Coke is a classic cocktail that is simple yet refreshing. It's made with smooth rum and sweet coke, creating a perfect balance of flavors.
The best part is that it can be made with different types of rums and coke, resulting in a unique taste every time. It's perfect for those who want a simple yet delicious drink that can be enjoyed all night long.
16. Creamy Coconut Hibiscus Rum Cooler
The Creamy Coconut Hibiscus Rum Cooler is a refreshing summer cocktail made with spiced rum, sweet hibiscus flower tea, and creamy coconut milk. It has a tropical flavor with a balance of sweetness and tartness from the lime juice.
The creamy coconut milk gives it a smooth texture, making it a perfect treat for a hot summer day. It's a unique and exciting cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any summer party or gathering.
17. Pineapple Ginger Mojitos With Spiced Rum
If you're a fan of spiced rum, then you need to try the Pineapple Ginger Mojitos With Spiced Rum. This sweet and spicy twist on the classic mojito is perfect for summer barbecues or just relaxing at the end of a hard week. The cocktail features fresh pineapple juice, lime, and spiced rum, all topped off with a wedge of caramelized pineapple.
The addition of ginger gives it a unique kick, making it stand out from other rum cocktails. Plus, the recipe involves reducing pineapple juice down to make it more concentrated, so there's no need to add any extra sugar. Trust us, one sip of this cocktail and you'll be back in the kitchen making more.
18. Spiced Rum Punch
Looking for a Spiced Rum Cocktail that packs a punch? Look no further than the Spiced Rum Punch. This cocktail is perfect for the winter season with its blend of winter spices, homemade simple syrup, and spiced rum. It's a great way to warm up on a cold night and get into the holiday spirit.
The combination of cinnamon and orange creates a delicious flavor that will have you coming back for more. This cocktail is perfect for holiday parties or for a cozy night in. It's easy to make and will be a hit with your guests. So why not mix up a batch and spread the cheer this holiday season?
19. Dark and Stormy Rum Cocktail
The Dark and Stormy Rum Cocktail is a refreshing and bold spiced rum drink that originated in Bermuda. It's made with black rum and ginger beer, giving it a unique and flavorful taste. This cocktail is often compared to the Moscow Mule, but with a spicier twist.
It's a great choice for those who prefer a masculine and bold drink. The history of this cocktail is fascinating, as it was created by the son of the owner of Gosling's Black Seal Rum and Barrett's Ginger Beer, who joined forces to market their products.
20. Blood Orange Rum Sour
The Blood Orange Rum Sour is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for winter. Made with spiced rum and blood orange cordial, this cocktail has a big punch of flavor that is both tart and sweet. The egg whites add a creamy texture to the drink, making it smooth and easy to drink.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love rum and are looking for a new way to enjoy it. It's a great cocktail to serve at a party or to enjoy on a cozy night in. So, if you're looking for a delicious and unique spiced rum cocktail, give the Blood Orange Rum Sour a try!
21. Spiced Rum Daiquiri
The Spiced Rum Daiquiri is a winter cocktail with a twist on the classic recipe, adding vanilla and warm spices to the mix. The Don Q Spiced Rum used in the cocktail provides a flavorful base, with its rich and warm flavors.
Fresh lime juice adds a refreshing tang, while vanilla simple syrup adds sweetness and more vanilla notes. It's perfect for holiday parties and gatherings, and it's sure to impress your guests with its unique flavor profile.
22. Pirate's Booty
If you're looking for a fun and unique spiced rum cocktail, look no further than Pirate's Booty. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bit of glitter and shine in their drinks. The edible gold glitter adds a touch of glamour to the drink, making it perfect for special occasions or just a fun night in.
The name itself is intriguing and will make you want to try it out. The cocktail is golden and tastes amazing, making it perfect for summer. Overall, Pirate's Booty is a must-try for anyone who loves spiced rum cocktails with a little bit of flair.
23. Goslings Dark 'N Stormy
If you're a fan of spiced rum, you won't want to miss out on the classic Goslings Dark 'N Stormy cocktail. This refreshing drink is made with just three simple ingredients – dark rum, ginger beer, and lime – but the combination is truly magical.
The spiciness of the ginger beer perfectly complements the richness of the rum, while the lime adds a bright burst of citrus. It's a cocktail that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Plus, the dark and stormy name is just so fitting for a spiced rum cocktail! Whether you're sipping it on a sunny day or a stormy night, the Goslings Dark 'N Stormy is sure to satisfy.
24. Pineapple Rum Punch
The Pineapple Rum Punch is a simple yet delicious cocktail that is perfect for any party or gathering. With only three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and can be served as a single serving or in a large batch. The black spiced rum adds a unique twist to the classic Dark and Stormy cocktail, and the pineapple juice and ginger ale give it a refreshing tropical flavor.
Garnished with a maraschino cherry and a straw, this cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or at a game day party. It's a great addition to any cocktail menu and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try this recipe out and impress your guests with this easy and delicious Pineapple Rum Punch.
25. Calypso Cooler
The Calypso Cooler is a must-try spiced rum cocktail for anyone who loves fruity, tropical flavors. This cocktail is a perfect blend of spiced rum, peach schnapps, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine, creating a deliciously sweet and refreshing drink that's perfect for summertime.
The subtle fruity and spicy flavors of spiced rum make this cocktail unique and incredibly enjoyable. It's also easy to make and perfect for serving at any summertime party or event. If you're looking for a tropical cocktail that's sure to impress your guests, the Calypso Cooler is a great choice.
26. Hakuna Matata Cocktail
The Hakuna Matata Cocktail is a Lion King-inspired drink that is perfect for any Disney movie night. This cocktail is a combination of spiced rum, coconut rum, banana liqueur, and pineapple juice, with a touch of grenadine or maraschino cherry syrup for a beautiful ombre sunset effect. The spiced rum provides a nice balance to the sweetness of the coconut and banana liqueurs, making it a delicious and unique cocktail.
The addition of an orange slice and a maraschino cherry as garnish adds a nod to the Lion King's characters. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a strong drink with a tropical twist. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to add a little bit of fun and adventure to their cocktail game.
27. Rum Sour Cocktail
The Rum Sour Cocktail is a unique twist on the classic combination of rum and lemon. It's a perfect example of a sours cocktail, with the addition of lime juice and honey as a sweetener.
The optional addition of egg white adds a foamy top and lends viscosity and smoothness to the liquid. It's a tart and sweet cocktail with the luscious taste of rum. Definitely worth trying for those who love a unique and delicious spiced rum cocktail.