Spiced Rum Drinks To Make At Home

For delicious cocktails that will tantalize your palate, you need to try spiced rum. This phenomenal style of rum has wonderful spice aromas and flavors that make it a great base for a wide variety of cocktails you can enjoy any time of the year. These are the best spiced rum drinks to try at home.

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Whether it's the height of summer or the dead of winter, when you're in the mood for a complex cocktail you can sip in the evenings, spiced rum should be on the top of your list. There are plenty of amazing spiced rum drinks to choose from, like tiki drinks and other cocktails with plenty of summery, tropical flavors, to cozy spiked hot cocoas and hot buttered rum. If you love tropical drinks, spicy, warming drinks (or both!), pick up a bottle of spiced rum and give these delicious spiced rum cocktail recipes a try.

Spiced Dark and Stormy


Despite its name, the Dark and Stormy is a light, refreshing cocktail made from lime juice, ginger beer, and topped with dark rum. Swapping in spiced rum in this recipe enhances ginger's naturally spicy taste. It's an incredible-tasting cocktail that's ideal for winding down on a hot summer evening.

Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate

For those chilly autumn and winter nights, a steaming cup of spiced rum hot chocolate will help banish the cold from your bones. Simply add a shot of spiced rum to your favorite hot chocolate recipe, stir and sip. If you love warming spices, garnish your hot cocoa with a little nutmeg or cinnamon.

Spiced Rum Mojito


You've probably sipped on a few Mojitos in your time. These refreshing cocktails are usually made with white rum, but you can flip the recipe up by swapping it out for spiced rum. The result will be a deliciously refreshing drink with a spicy bite.

Spiced Rum Punch

For parties, barbecues, and other big gatherings, punch is a great way to make large batches of cocktails for your guests to enjoy. The beauty of punch is that you can tweak it to your tastes. For a bright, summery version of spiced rum punch, combine pineapple juice, orange juice, lime, juice, and spiced rum, then top it off with some ginger beer. For a more tropical twist, add some passionfruit juice.

Spiced Mai Tai


Rum is synonymous with tiki drinks and the Mai Tai is one of the most classic tiki drinks out there. Both dark rum and white rum go into a Mai Tai, but this version uses spiced rum to add an extra irresistible layer of flavor. Combined with the orgeat and curacao, the spiced rum Mai Tai will transport you to a sandy beach with one sip.

Apple Pie Punch

Here's a cocktail that was made for fall. Apple pie punch brings together all the sensational flavors of the traditional autumn dessert and adds a boozy twist. Spiced rum mixes with apple cider, pear juice, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla extract, and is then heated to a gentle simmer to combine all the flavors. It's a stunning punch that's perfect for parties.

Spiced Rum Pineapple Lemonade


Lemonade always helps keep the heat at bay during the summer, and a splash of pineapple juice and spiced rum is the perfect way to put a boozy, tropical twist on this thirst-quencher. This tasty drink is amazing with barbecued chicken skewers, spicy ribs, and other grilled meats.

Spiced Pina Colada

Coconut and spiced rum work together outstandingly well, especially when the mercury rises. To make the most of this winning combo, build your pina colada around spiced rum. Those fragrant spicy notes will complement the coconut and pineapple flavors in your pina colada for a memorable cocktail that's sure to become a new favorite.



The Hurricane is not a cocktail for the faint of heart, but if you're a fan of rum, it's a definite palate-pleaser. Made with spiced rum, light rum, lime juice, orange juice, passionfruit puree, and a dash of grenadine, the Hurricane packs a serious punch both in terms of flavor and alcohol content. It's perfect for backyard tiki parties.

Spiced Cuba Libre

Sometimes it's nice to keep things simple, and it doesn't get simpler than a spiced Cuba Libre. With just 3 ingredients (spiced rum, lime juice, and cola), this is the ideal cocktail for when you want something cool and refreshing that doesn't take much effort to make. Pour the ingredients in a glass over ice, stir, and garnish with lime. Instant refreshment.

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