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Try These Festive Rums for Your Christmas Drinks

Christmas cocktails

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to add a touch of warmth and cheer to your festive gatherings than with a carefully curated selection of rums? From spiced varieties that evoke the flavours of the season to aged treasures that embody the spirit of celebration, the world of rum offers a diverse range of options to suit every palate. In this article, we will introduce you to a few festive rums that are perfect for crafting Christmas drinks. 

SPICED RUM PUNCH: What better way to kickstart the Christmas festivities than with a comforting glass of Spiced Rum Punch, a wonderful embodiment of the essence of the season. In a large glass mix together 240 ml dark spiced rum with 480 ml apple cider and 2 cinnamon sticks. Add a few cloves to add warmth to the drink. Serve the punch warm. This serving is ideal for five to six people.

RUM-INFUSED HOT CHOCOLATE: Tired of regular hot chocolate? Infuse it with rum to bring forward a richness that enhances the traditional taste of the beloved drink. Add 30 ml spiced rum or dark rum to your favourite hot chocolate recipe. Top it off with marshmallows or whipped cream. Nothing can be better than enjoying a warm and cosy evening by the fire with this drink in hand.

Hot chocolate

EGGNOG RUM FLIP: When the classic taste of eggnog is blended with rum, the result is a timeless indulgence. To make the Eggnog Rum Flip, combine 90 ml dark rum together with 120 ml homemade eggnog, a sprinkle of nutmeg and finally a dollop of whipped cream. The result is a concoction that is creamy and flavourful, capturing the essence of Christmas in a glass. This serving is ideal for 2-3 people.

MAI TAI UNDER THE MISTLETOE: Transform the tropical essence of Mai Tai by giving it a holiday makeover. Combine 60 ml light rum, 30 ml dark rum and 15 ml orange liqueur with 30 ml lime juice and a dash of grenadine. Garnish it with a mint sprig and fresh cranberry. This visually vibrant cocktail combines the best of summer and the coolness of winter. 

CRANBERRY MOJITO: Give this classic drink a festive makeover with the addition of the wintry goodness of cranberry. Muddle fresh cranberries and mint in a glass and add 2 teaspoons lime juice and 1 tablespoon simple syrup to it. Stir the mixture well and top it off with 60 ml white rum and club soda. Serve it with fresh cranberries and a mint sprig, along with a lime wedge. The result is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that will surely add a sparkle to your Christmas festivities.

Cranberry mojito

NAUGHTY ELF COCKTAIL: Elves and Christmas are synonymous with one another. If you have grown up playing the classic Elf on the Shelf game, what is stopping you from creating an intoxicating rum infused drink by the same name? Mix 30 ml each of spiced rum, lime soda, orange liqueur, pomegranate liqeuer and 60 ml cranberry juice in a glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well and top off the drink with club soda. Serve it with a candy cane in celebration of Christmas. 

As you set out to elevate your Christmas drinks with festive rums, remember that the key is to explore and experiment. Each rum brings its own unique character to the table, offering a spectrum of flavours that can be expertly crafted into delightful cocktails. So, gather your ingredients, raise your glasses, and toast to the spirit of the season with these exceptional rum-based Christmas drinks.