12 Spiced Rum Drinks We Love
Dark rum adds a satisfyingly rich, tropical woodsy character to dishes and drinks. No matter the season, escape to your own private paradise with these colorful, flavorful, delightful spiced rum drinks. Cheers!
The perfect mix of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and rum, this Test Kitchen-approved recipe by Joyce Conway is one of our favorite spiced rum drinks for when there’s a chill in the air. Whether you choose to have it during cocktail hour or alongside a boozy dessert, it’s sure to warm you right up.
Wondering what spiced rum to use? Here’s a list of the best Jamaican rum brands.
Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective recreates a Caribbean cruise classic with this colorful spiced rum drink recipe made using a blend of coconut and spiced rums. Captain Morgan’s Original spiced gold rum is what she uses to make a batch of this fruity cocktail. For a smoky flavor, Collier recommends swapping out the classic orange bitters for ginger or smoked bitters. Want an even smokier flavor to your cocktails? Start smoking the ice for your cocktails.
For a true taste of fall, Laura Lynch of A Food Lover’s Kitchen recommends shaking up a batch of her caramel apple spiced rum cocktail recipe—just be sure to double (or triple) the recipe if you’re making this for a holiday party.
Ready in just three minutes, it’s hard to believe that this delicious cocktail requires only four ingredients: spiced rum, apple cider, caramel syrup and a cinnamon stick for garnish! All out of apple cider? Lynch recommends substituting it with apple juice instead.
Caramelized pineapple and fragrant ginger banding together to jazz up the beloved classic mojito? Yes, please! You and your pals will be sipping on this oh-so-refreshing pineapple ginger mojito by Nicky Corbishley of Kitchen Sanctuary all summer long. Enjoy it with juicy, tender barbecue recipes and savor the sweet tang.
Fancy doesn’t always translate to elaborate. Oftentimes, simple is best. For example, orange juice, spiced rum and grenadine are the only three ingredients in the luxurious Rum Sunset Cocktail from Milisa Armstrong of Miss in the Kitchen. We love that its name and recipe are a fun spin on the Tequila Sunrise, and other boozy OJ libations.
Enliven any party with a giant bowl of this citrusy, cinnamon-y spiced rum drink by Meghan Yager of Cake ‘n Knife. The bold, warm flavors of this sweet-n-spicy libation are simply heavenly. We love cinnamon so much, it’s used in a ton of our favorite fall cocktail recipes. Drink up!
If you’re a fan of maple desserts, then of course you’re going to be a fan of our Test Kitchen’s maple brandy punch. Perfect for your next get-together, this rum punch recipe requires two cups of spiced rum (we recommend using Blackwell Rum for its sweet caramel and molasses flavor) to make 20 servings. Just be prepared for guests to beg for the recipe!
Channel your inner Ariel this summer while you indulge in this spiced run drink starring spiced and coconut rums, pineapple and lime juices and blue curacao. We’re not sure what we love more about this Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch by Amanda Batcher of The Chunky Chef: the fluorescent hue or the extraordinary tropical flavor. For another siren-inspired cocktail, fix yourself a Blue Lagoon Margarita.
If you haven’t yet hopped aboard the kombucha train, this spiced kombucha rum punch from Rachael White of Set the Table is a delightfully effervescent introduction. We love the fruity fizziness of kombucha by itself, but when it’s mixed with spiced rum, apple cider vinegar and garnished with fresh cranberries and mint, it doesn’t get much better.
Pumpkin reminds us of chilly autumn days, while pineapple screams “summer!” When you combine the two, then add booze, the results are simply glorious. The surprising medley of pumpkin purée and pineapple juice with dark rum and various spices in this pumpkin pineapple spiced rum drink by Kathryne Taylor of Cookie and Kate has us wondering why no one concocted this elixir sooner!
Cozying up with a chai latte (hot or iced) is one of our absolute favorite pastimes, no matter the season or occasion. The spicy-sweet notes in this spiced rum chai latte by Danae Halliday of Recipe Runner are what dreams are made of. Don’t have any chai concentrate on hand? Here’s how to make your own delicious chai mix.
Heartwarming, soul-soothing golden milk is making a name for itself with its numerous health benefits, delicious taste and gorgeous hue. This anti-inflammatory spiced rum golden milk by Leigh Ann Chatagnier of My Diary of Us infuses dark rum and plenty of spices for an extra boozy, extra zesty kick.
Next, try some of these classic rum drinks.