As the cooler weather starts rolling in, there’s no better way to welcome the season than enjoying a delicious winter cocktail by a roaring fire.
It’s time to say goodbye to piña coladas for a few months and bring out the warm spices and winter-themed flavors.
Here are some of the best winter rum cocktails you need to try at your next gathering, or when you’re just relaxing at home by the fire.
Take your typical daiquiri and make it wintery by simply adding some maple syrup instead of plain sugar syrup.
The rum, clementine juice, and maple syrup combine perfectly to create the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I recommend garnishing your winter daiquiri with a cinnamon stick for extra flavor and a winter flair.
You’ll also get a cold-fighting power from this drink, as the juice of one clementine provides you with 40% of your daily vitamin C.
Hot buttered rum is like a spiked, winter milkshake.
Ice cream, sugar, warm spices, and rum combine to create
the perfect dessert drink.
It’s a very thick and rich drink, and is reminiscent of
a spiced rum. I like to top mine with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to kick the winter flavor up a notch.
An Old Fashioned is always great to have, but you can make it winter-themed by adding a spiced simple syrup, swapping out the whiskey for rum, and garnishing it with a cinnamon stick.
The bold flavors mesh very well together, and I love the extra spiciness that the syrup adds to the drink.
Mojitos always give a little zip with their fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime juice.
While these drinks are best enjoyed in the hot summer sun, you can turn them into a winter drink by using spiced rum, Licor 43, and demerara syrup.
This drink brings in flavors of warm spices, vanilla, molasses, and slight citrus. I like to add mint sprigs and limes for garnish.
Eggnog is one of my favorite drinks in the winter, so making it into a drink is a yes for me.
The drink combines eggnog ingredients, rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg to make delicious spiked eggnog.
Rum eggnog is so creamy, filling, and sweet that I usually enjoy it as a dessert. This drink is truly the holidays in a cup.
A Cold Night Collins is the perfect refreshing drink to have with your dinner.
It combines rum, Benedictine, lime juice, simple syrup, and tonic water to create an earthy and herbal drink served over ice.
The rum and simple syrup combine to add the perfect amount of sweetness, without overpowering the drink. I like to garnish mine with rosemary sprigs.
A Hot Toddy is a winter drink in itself, but to make it more cozy-feeling, replace the whiskey with rum and add some delicious maple syrup.
You can still use honey, but I think the maple syrup tastes better with the rum.
Make sure to squeeze some lemon juice in it to cut some of the sweetness out and add a little tang.
Turn your typical Dark and Stormy from
a tropical drink into a winter drink by using apple juice or apple cider and some sweet maple syrup.
The strong ginger taste from the ginger beer pairs well with the apple juice, while the maple syrup cuts some of the acidity out, creating a well-rounded drink.
Apple juice is a great mixer, as it is rich in vitamin C, and fiber, and can prevent cardiovascular issues and cancer.
Shake up your mojito by using pomegranate juice with your rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda.
Pomegranate juice brings in flavors of sweet, fruity, and sour to create a more complex flavor profile than just lime and mint. The juice is a great mixer, as it adds antioxidants to your diet.
Don’t forget to add your mint sprigs for garnish!
If you’re looking for a tropical oasis in the wintertime, this is the drink for you!
It combines coconut milk, orange juice,
coconut rum, and ice to make a deliciously creamy and slushy drink with notes of nuttiness and citrus.
I like to top mine with shredded coconut for extra texture and tropical flavor.
Rum, persimmon butter, egg, and simple syrup combine to create a creamy, melon, and honey-tasting drink.
The garnishes of cinnamon and nutmeg add the perfect winter touch and pair well with the flavors of persimmon butter.
I like to add cinnamon sticks as a garnish to mine to increase the wintery feel.
Winter spiced apple cocktail with rum combines delicious apple juice with rum, cinnamon, and lemon to create what tastes like a spiked apple cider.
The apple juice gets warmed up for this drink, making it perfect to sip by the fire.
I like to garnish my drink with cinnamon sticks and lemon wedges for some added flavor.
other apple cocktails to make this season.
Spiced rum winter punch combines flavors of hard pear cider, spiced rum, and warm spices to create a delicious punch to enjoy during the wintertime.
I love the combination of pear and cinnamon, as it creates a sweet and spicy flavor combination.
Garnish your punch with cinnamon sticks and slices of pear for extra flavor and a winter look.
Smoky Chair cocktails combine rum, a few other alcohols, juice, demerara syrup, and mint to create a fruity, minty, and spicy drink.
It’s refreshing and will definitely wake you up if you were dozing off a little.
I love the addition of pineapple juice, as it balances out the spiciness from the Angostura bitters and mint.
The Jack Frost cocktail is
the perfect drink to serve at a holiday party due to its bright blue color and coconut rim.
The snowy-looking drink combines pineapple juice, Curacao, rum, and cream of coconut to make a creamy mix of fruity acidity and coconut.
I think the cream of coconut is a great addition, as it tones down the acidity levels and adds some sweetness.
The Dark Velvet cocktail combines strong espresso,
amaretto, and rum to create the perfect drink to enjoy with dessert.
This drink will give you the coffee kick you need with hints of nuttiness and sweetness.
I like to top this drink with whipped cream and cocoa powder for an added wintery touch.
Spiced chai lattes are a favorite among many.
However, adding spiced rum to it makes the drink even better, as it adds extra flavors of nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon to give a more wintery taste.
It’s hard to believe this drink has alcohol, as it just tastes like a well-made chai latte. I like to garnish mine with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.
Banana buttered rum cocktails combine rum, water, banana butter, and warm spices to create a smooth, banana-flavored drink.
The drink almost tastes like warm banana bread in a glass.
Don’t let the banana butter scare you off because it isn’t overpowering, and you can always adjust the amount you use. I love adding cinnamon sticks for garnish and flavor.
The Dark N’ Winter Stormy is the essence of winter with flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and rum.
It’s like spiked ginger tea with delicious baking spices to help you warm up in the cold winter months.
I like to use cinnamon sticks and lime wedges as garnishes to add some extra flavor. The cinnamon sticks make perfect stirrers.
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2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!