11 Spiced Rum Cocktails With a Creative Kick

Spiced rum cocktails

Spiced rum cocktails exude a heady warmth which makes them perfect drinks to cozy up on the couch with or to serve during autumnal events. From the traditional to the experimental, this list of spiced rum cocktail recipes has enough variety to fit anyone's unique preferences.

Boozy 'Booch Spiced Rum Cocktail

Kombucha is an incredibly popular herbal drink created through the fermentation process, and makes for an unlikely, but delicious, pairing to spiced rum. This spiced rum cocktails recipe specifies ginger kombucha, but you can substitute other flavors that you enjoy like lemon, mango, and so on.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge, juiced
  • 1 ½ ounces spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Ginger kombucha

Instructions

  1. In cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and spiced rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain the mixture into tall glass filled with ice and top with kombucha.
Boozy 'Booch

Boozy Root Beer Float

For those parents who want a dessert designated for themselves, this boozy root beer float adds spiced rum to the simple mixture for an added kick.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • Root beer

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass, drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Pour the spiced rum and root beer on top.
Boozy Root Beer Float

Cable Car

This classic cocktail wraps you in a warm hug with its citrus, cinnamon, and spiced rum flavors.

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • ½ cup sugar, for garnish
  • 1 lemon wedge, for garnish
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce orange curaçao
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. On a flat plate, mix the cinnamon and sugar together. Rub the juice of a lemon wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, orange curacao, and spiced rum.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the prepared cocktail glass.
Cable Car

Captain's Shandy

Another classic cocktail, the Captain's Shandy, has been brewed since 18th century sailors created the original concoction. In order to emulate the sailors of old just combine lemonade, lager, and spiced rum.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces lemonade
  • 4 ounces lager
  • ¾ ounces spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the lemonade, lager, and rum.
  2. Stir together using a stirring stick or bar spoon.
  3. Strain the mixture into a pint glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Captain's Shandy

Dusty Key Largo

This spiced rum variation on the Key Largo brings an added punch to an already delicious drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce coconut water
  • 1½ ounces pineapple juice
  • Dash grenadine
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the coconut water, pineapple juice, grenadine, and spiced rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Dusty Key Largo

Poisoned Apple Cocktail

This bright red and glistening cocktail looks just as dangerous as its title suggests; thankfully, the thing only you have to fear is indulging in too many of these tart, captivating spiced rum cocktails.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce sour mix
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • ¼ teaspoon edible glitter for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grenadine, sours mix, apple cider, pomegranate juice, and spiced rum. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Stir in the edible glitter and strain into a cocktail glass.
Poisoned Apple Cocktail

Spiced Rum Sunrise

Another way to make spiced rum cocktails is to take a classic cocktail calling for another base spirit and substituting part or all of that spirit with spiced rum. This variation on the tequila sunrise is very easy to make; simply, substitute spiced rum for tequila and you have yourself a new signature cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • ¾ ounce orange juice
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grenadine, orange juice, and spiced rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
Rum Sunrise

Seafoam Green Cocktail

Emulating the particular green-blue hues of certain ocean waters, this seafoam green cocktail combines pineapple juice with blue curacao, white rum, and spiced rum for a refreshing, tropical flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce white rum
  • ½ ounce spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, blue curacao, white rum, and spiced rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a poco grande glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.
Seafoam Green Cocktail

Spiced Rum Piña Colada

One way to make spiced rum cocktails is to add spiced rum in place of white rum or dark rum. If you're a little bored with your average piña colada recipe, take a look at this spicy piña colada that brings a bit of heat to the original drink.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, coconut cream, and spiced rum.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and some maraschino cherries.
Spicy Pina Colada

Spiked Chai Latte

Along with green tea, chai tea is considered one of the most popular hot teas to order on-the-go. If you want to take your average chai latte up a notch, try making this spiked chai latte recipe, which adds spiced rum and cloves to your regular chair latte for some added warmth.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chai concentrate
  • ½ cup milk
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 3 ounces spiced rum
  • Whipped cream and a star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the chai concentrate and milk.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the spiced rum and ground cloves.
  4. Pour the mixture into a mug and top with whipped cream and a star anise.
Spiked Chai Latte

Spiced Rum Tipsy Tea

This tipsy tea takes a move from Arnold Palmer's playbook and combines lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, and spiced rum to create a refreshingly boozy post-round drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce unsweetened iced tea
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine unsweetened tea, lemonade, and rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Tipsy Tea

Tasty Spiced Rum Cocktails

Spiced rum is a liquor that brings just enough heat to any cocktail that it's used in to satisfy even the most delicate of palates. Whether you're most excited to whip up a batch of Tipsy Tea for after your golf game or want to impress your friends with your dangerously delicious Poisoned Apple Cocktail, you can't go wrong with trying to make yourself anyone of these new spiced rum drinks.

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