Captain Morgan Drink Recipes: Adding a Spicy Bite

Captain Morgan Drink

Captain Morgan is a versatile spiced rum that you can add to a lot of cocktails. The rum is distilled from sugarc ane, and Caribbean spices are added while it is aging, giving it that signature flavor. Captain Morgan rum comes in several flavors, but many people prefer drinks made with the original for its golden color and slightly spicy bite that adds flavor and kick without being over the top.

Captain Al Cocktail

This Captain Morgan spiced rum drink tastes like an amaretto sour but with a little extra spiced kick.

Captain Al Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce sour mix (equal parts lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup)
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a rocks glass half full with ice.
  2. Add rum, amaretto, cranberry juice, and sour mix.
  3. Stir with cocktail spoon or swizzle to mix.
  4. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Captain With a Skirt

The flavor of this drink will depend on which wine you use, so feel free to use either sweet or dry.

Captain with a Skirt

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • 2 ounces any white wine
  • 8 ounces cola
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, rum, and white wine.
  2. Stir with cocktail spoon or swizzle to mix.
  3. Top off with cola.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Captain's Coffee

If you like your coffee black and strong, or you want something other than an Irish coffee, you'll enjoy this drink.

Captain's Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce original Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, rum, coffee liqueur, and bitters.
  2. Stir with cocktail spoon or swizzle to mix.

Hot Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

This sweet drink is perfect for fall and for holiday get-togethers.

Hot Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces warmed apple cider
  • 1¼ ounces Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In mug, add rum and warmed apple cider.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Dewing the Captain

This drink takes on the flavor of Mountain Dew, so choose your soda flavor wisely-- or throw caution to the wind and stir up a unique creation.

Dewing the Captain

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • 8 ounces Mountain Dew, any flavor
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, rum, and Mountain Dew.
  2. Stir with cocktail spoon or swizzle to mix.

Shark Bite

If you like tropical drinks but wish they were a little more spiced, your wish is granted with this Captain Morgan drink.

Shark Bite

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • ½ ounce light rum
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce sour mix (equal parts lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup)
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Captain Morgan, light rum, blue curaçao, and sour mix.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Drizzle grenadine on top.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Captain's Silver Sunrise

The vanilla flavor of Captain Silver and the coconut taste of Parrot Bay make a traditional tequila sunrise more tropical.

Captain's Silver Sunrise

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Captain Morgan Silver
  • 1½ ounces Captain Morgan Parrot Bay
  • ½ ounce orange juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • Lemon or orange slice for garnish, optional
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, Captain Silver, and Parrot Bay.
  2. Slowly layer cranberry juice, allowing to sink.
  3. Slowly layer orange juice, careful not to mix.
  4. Garnish with citrus slice.

Old-Fashioned Captain

If you want your old-fashioned with a little bit of a spiced flavor, this is the ideal drink.

Old Fashioned Captain

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 2 orange peels for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, rum, simple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice or king cube.
  4. Express one orange peel over the drink by twisting the peel between your fingers, then run outside of peel along rim.
  5. Garnish with second orange peel.

Pineapple Elixir

A tropical and smooth cocktail, this drink doesn't require many ingredients like most island beverages.

Pineapple Elixir

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • ¾ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple chunk for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, rum, vanilla liqueur, and pineapple juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with pineapple chunk.

Colada Tini

A simplified version of the piña colada, this martini hits the spot.

Colada tini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan Original Spice
  • 1½ ounces cream of coconut
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Grated cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

Mixers: Mix It Up With Captain Morgan Original Spice

You can mix all kinds of things, both the expected and the unusual, with Captain Morgan Original Spice to create delicious cocktails.

  • Sodas such as soda water, cola, lemon-lime, and ginger ale
  • Ginger beer
  • Tropical fruit juices, including mango, pineapple, and papaya
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lemonade or limeade
  • Apple cider, both hard and regular
  • Iced tea
  • Coffee
  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Cinnamon liqueur
  • Banana liqueur
  • Maraschino liqueur
  • Vanilla liqueur or vodka

Substitutes for Captain Morgan Original Spice

All of these drinks are also good with another spiced rum if you don't happen to have Captain on hand. Just don't use a light or dark rum, as that will distinctly alter the flavor.

Enjoy Captain Morgan Cocktails

Whether you like your Captain Morgan with Mountain Dew, or you prefer a slightly more complicated cocktail, there are plenty of drinks you can make with Captain Morgan Original Spice rum. Add it to your favorite cocktail for an interesting and spiced rum flavor.

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