Top 10 Spiced Rum Drinks With Recipes
What is Spiced Rum
Spiced Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage, and is one of the best variations of regular rum. It is 80-proof, darker in color, with about 86 calories in one shot. The drink gets its flavor, and the dark color from the spices added to it, and often from caramel (used in relatively cheaper brands).
Top 10 Spiced Rum Drinks With Recipes
Here, we have shared ten awesome recipes and ideas for homemade spiced rum cocktails to help you understand what goes well with it.
How to Make Cocktails with Spiced Rum
1. Spiced-up Alcoholic Red-Apple Hurricane
(This red drink is perfect for Christmas and Halloween parties)
In a blender, pour ¼ oz spiced rum (like Kraken Black, Kirkland or Sailor Jerry), Scotch whiskey, and Sangria (like Carlo Rossi), each. To this, add ½ oz apple schnapps, 2 tbsp apple pie filling, 4 oz cranberry juice, and 1 oz heavy cream, along with 1 tbsp grenadine, and a large pinch of cinnamon powder. Get this mixture blended for about 30-40 seconds (or until slushy). Serve in a chilled martini glass, topped with a slice of red apple.
2. Captain Morgan Quick Margarita Short-Shooter
Stir mix 1 oz Captain Morgan spiced rum and tequila each, 1 oz lime juice, and ½ oz triple sec. Strain into shot glasses with crushed ice, along with a dash of Tabasco sauce. Say ‘cheers’ with your friends and shoot in.
3. Hot Spiced Rum Toddy
(Ideal drink for your fall and winter evenings)
Pour 1 oz of amaretto, ginger ale and dark Jamaican spiced rum (like Captain Morgan Black or Appleton Dark), each, with 1 tsp honey (all at room temperature) in a glass cup. Rim the cup with powdered sugar and nutmeg. Add 6 oz hot apple cider mixed with a dash of lime juice, and stir lightly. Stand a cinnamon stick in the cup and enjoy the warmth.
4. Summer-Holiday Paralyzer Beach Drink
In a pitcher, mix ½ oz of each of spiced rum, tequila, vodka, and Kahlua, 1 oz bitter coffee liqueur, with 8 oz of chilled club soda. Top with light cream and sprinkle a pinch of coffee powder.
(This recipe is non-sweet. For the sweet version, just prepare it without soda; instead, add the same amount of citrus juice with plain sugar syrup to taste.)
5. Easy Spiced Rum Girly Party Cocktail
Blend ½ oz of ginger brandy, pumpkin beer and gin, each, 4 oz eggnog, and ¾ oz spiced rum. Strain into martini glasses and keep inside your fridge for 20 minutes. Garnish with ½ tsp of pure vanilla bean extract and a cherry before serving.
6. Spiced Rum-based Fruity Morning Drink
(This recipe goes well as a side drink for your breakfast)
In a blender, pour ½ oz of mango or banana liqueur, 1 oz of any fruit juice (like non-carbonated pineapple or orange juice), 1 oz of light cream and coconut milk, each, ½ tsp sugar syrup, and ¾ oz spiced rum. Blend on high speed for 20 seconds. Serve with crushed ice and toasted coconut flakes.
7. Simple Fruity Citrus Party Punch
In a large punch bowl, mix ¼ bottle spiced rum and Grand Marnier orange liqueur, each, 2 bottles of any soft drink or energy drink (like 7up, Coke or Red Bull), 1 bottle of ginger ale, and 1 can of each of orange juice and lemonade. Serve your guests in pre-frozen punch cups with cucumber and lemon ridges.
8. 2-ingredient Iced-Tea Infused with Spiced Rum
(This refreshing tropical drink is ideal to beat the summer heat)
Just mix 5 oz iced lemon tea with 1¼ oz spiced rum in a glass. Sip with slices of lemon.
9. American Mule Long-Drink Original Recipe
In a mug, mix 1½ oz of each of spiced rum, Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine, and White Lightnin’, with 2 oz ginger beer and ½ oz of lime juice cordial. Top with lemon and ice cubes.
10. Spiced Rum Minty Lemon Mojito
Throw a few mint and basil leaves in a glass, and muddle to release the aroma. Add crushed ice, 1¼ oz spiced rum, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and mint-&-sugar syrup, each, and 2 oz soda water. Serve with a wheel of lime.
(Similarly, you can easily make ‘Spiced Rum Daiquiri’. For that, just replace the soda water with apple juice. You can also replace both the lemon juice and the sugar syrup with 2 oz sweet-and-sour mix.)
With all this, you should also keep in mind that, flavored and spiced rums aren’t always good for those who are on a gluten-free diet. But for those who are not, try these mixed drinks and cocktails any time, and you would love to indulge yourself in its exotic flavor, over and again!
- by Sean Northampton
- March 23rd 2017