The 5 Best Dark Rum Christmas Cocktails

Dark rum Christmas Cocktail

No holiday celebration is complete without the indulgence of a cosy glass of dark rum. Known for its rich and robust flavour, dark rum brings a distinct warmth and depth to any cocktail, making it an indispensable ingredient for festive gatherings. Let's explore five of the best dark rum cocktails that promise to not only elevate your Christmas festivities but also spread joy among your guests.


If you plan on adding a classic twist to kickstart the Christmas season, Spiced Rum Eggnog Bliss is the perfect choice. In a cocktail shaker, combine 59 ml dark rum and 118 ml eggnog with ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into a glass and sprinkle some nutmeg on the top. Garnish the drink with a cinnamon stick to add to the festive mood. The creamy goodness of eggnog mixed with the bold flavours of dark rum is a sure way to get into the holiday spirit.


The Christmas Mojito is a spin on the classic Mojito, except that it has received a festive makeover with the incorporation of dark rum and seasonal berries. It is a refreshing and visually appealing cocktail that combines the crispness of mint with the sweetness of berries and is enhanced by the depth of dark rum. In a glass, muddle mint leaves and mixed berries (cranberries, raspberries and blackberries). Add 59 ml dark rum and 29 ml sweet syrup into a glass filled with ice. Top it off with club soda and stir gently. Serve the drink with a garnish of mint sprigs and berries.

Dark rum Christmas Cocktail


This comforting cocktail is the best way to warm up a cold Christmas evening. Mulled Dark Rum Cider combines the spiciness of mulled cider with the richness of dark rum, creating a drink that embodies the essence of the holiday spirit. Start by heating 117 ml mulled apple cider in a saucepan. Pour 59 ml dark rum into a mug and add the hot cider into it. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a twist of orange zest.


What better way to indulge in the flavours of the holiday season than a glass of this unique cocktail? Gingerbread Rum Punch is a drink that combines the warmth of gingerbread spices with the boldness of dark rum. In a cocktail shaker, mix 59 ml dark rum, 118 ml gingerbread syrup and 29 ml lime juice with ice, and shake well. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice and top it off with ginger beer. Garnish with a gingerbread cookie to create a drink that is both festive and flavourful.

Dark rum Christmas Cocktail


Turn a classic Dark and Stormy cocktail into something festive by adding the tartness of cranberries to it. Fill a glass with ice and pour 59 ml dark rum over it. Then add 118 ml ginger beer and 59 ml cranberry juice to it and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge. This cocktail is the perfect balance of the sweetness of dark rum and the tartness of cranberry juice.


To bring a tropical dimension to your Christmas festivities, try a Mai Tai Remix. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and add 29 ml dark rum, 29 ml light rum, 14 ml orange liqueur, 22 ml orgeat syrup, and 14 ml fresh lime juice. Shake the mixture well and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry.

As you prepare to celebrate the holiday season, these dark rum cocktails promise to be the life of the party.