First thing’s first – let’s talk about what spiced rum is. If you drink cocktails, you already know what rum is and what types of drinks you can make with it. Most likely, you also have tried drinks with spiced rum in them.
Spiced rum is dark rum, meaning it has been aged longer than light or gold rum. The aging gives it its darker color. Spiced rum takes this to the next level; it is aged rum with added spices and flavorings. So, instead of your classic rum flavor, you’ll have some extra spices flavoring the drink. And that’s pretty much all it is! Sound delicious? Good, because here are five ways you can use spiced rum in your next drink.
Scare away your cold with this Spicy Ginger Ale. Not only is it as easy to make as it is to drink, it’s a perfect twist on your classic ginger ale and your classic alcoholic ginger ale. Can someone say double whammy? This drink mixes the ginger flavor with the delicious spices in spiced rum. It is simple and straightforward, yet you’ll still taste a lot of flavor in this drink. Both ginger ale and spiced rum have distinct flavor profiles, so expect a strong drink.
Mix the spiced rum and ginger ale together. Garnish with a wedge of lime. For best results, serve over ice.
If you need a spiced rum cocktail to refresh you, look no further. The Spicy Pineapple Rum Punch adds a nice spicy flavor to a sweet pineapple punch. This is a great party cocktail, as the recipe yields a pitcher of rum. If you want to make a lesser amount, just make sure to keep the ratios the same. Enjoy!
Combine the liquids (rum, fruit juices, soda, simple syrup, and bitters) in a pitcher. We recommend using fresh-squeezed juices if possible. For the garnish, rim the glasses with cinnamon sugar and add a pineapple wedge to each glass. When ready to consume, add ice to the pitcher. For best results, fill each glass with ice before serving.
Not everybody is a fan of fruit punches. If that sounds like you, don’t worry, because we have another spiced rum punch that could work for you. The Spicy Milk Rum Punch is a delicious cocktail with a dairy base. Bonus – it only has a few ingredients and is easy to make! While the recipe yields one serving, you can change the portion size as long as you keep the proportions. We suggest making this drink during the holidays or in the winter cold. It’ll definitely warm you up!
Mix the liquids (spiced rum, milk, vanilla extract, and simple syrup) in a martini shaker with ice. Garnish with either powdered or whole cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve cold, but not over ice.
Okay, we’re not quite over the spiced rum punches yet. You can’t blame us, though, there are just so many to choose from! Anyway, back to the recipe. Spiced Passion Punch is a passionfruit rum with hints of passionfruit, spice, and pineapple. The mixture of flavors creates a distinct drink that is unlike many others. Enjoy this drink at a picnic, outdoor gathering, or on a day you need to feel refreshed. Or, whenever you want, really.
Mix liquids together in a martini shaker with ice. Pour into a glass with ice when ready to serve. Optional to add fresh raspberries as a garnish.
Spiced rum is a wonderful addition to a chai latte. Chai lattes are known for their unique spiced flavoring. Spiced rum adds another layer to that. This is a wonderful cocktail to try, especially if you’re known to like Bailey’s in your coffee or chocolate martinis. The Spiced Rum Chai Latte falls under those categories, too. The best part about this drink is that you can either make it or simply add a bit of spiced rum to your already-made chai latte.
Combine the chai concentrate and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and simmer it over medium-low heat. Once it simmers, remove from the heat and add the spiced rum while still hot. Pour into glasses and add whipped cream and cinnamon, if you’d like. Serve warm.
Maybe you want to stick to your classic favorite rum cocktail, but with a hint of spice. The Spiced Mai Tai is the perfect way to do that. You’ll have all of your classic Mai Tai flavors, the grenadine, the coconut rum, and the pineapple, but you’ll add the complexity of spiced rum as well. Get ready for a flavor explosion.
Mix everything together in a martini shaker with ice. Serve over ice. Optional to add strawberries or any fruit of your choice as a garnish.
Now you have plenty of ways to use spiced rum: cocktails, punch, and simple drinks – you have it all. The fact of the matter is that you can add spiced rum to any drink or mixer. Get creative and try out different combinations, you won’t go wrong.