Who doesn’t love to enjoy a good cocktail every once in a while? Whether you’re out to dinner or trying a few new concoctions at home, a good drink is one of life’s simple pleasures. If you have some spare rum, this article has a couple of ways you can use it.
Rum is one of the most versatile and most popular bases for a cocktail. With the right liquor and a few ingredients, you can make some delicious drinks with ease. Here are three must-have rum recipes you’re sure to love.
1. Pineapple Spiced Rum Punch
Everyone needs a go-to fruity cocktail, and this delicious spice rum punch is the perfect one. This drink is great for sunny days all year long. You can sit out on a patio with friends and family and enjoy this delicious drink inspired by the tropics.
This is a simple recipe that requires a few ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen. Your guest will love it so much; you might have to give them a spiced rum gift set so they can make the drink at home.
Here’s how to make pineapple spiced rum punch:
- 46 ounces of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of spiced rum
- ½ cup of fresh lime juice, about 6-8 limes
- Lime slices, for garnish
Using a large pitcher, stir together the pineapple juice, spice rum, and lime juice until incorporated. Refrigerate your drink until chilled and serve over ice. Finish the drink by garnishing with lime slices.
2. Hot Buttered Rum
As the weather gets cooler, it’s time to get cozy with fuzzy blankets and hot drinks. This hot buttered rum cocktail is one of the best ways to celebrate the flavors of the holiday season.
This is one of the few rum cocktails with just three ingredients, so take advantage of this recipe. You can easily find the three ingredients in your home, so you probably won’t have to buy much to make this drink.
Here’s how you make a soothing hot buttered rum cocktail:
- 2 ounces of dark rum
- 2 sugar cubes
- 1 pat unsalted butter
- Nutmeg to taste
First, use a mug to dissolve the sugar cube in a little bit of hot water. Add the rum and butter to the mug and stir until incorporated. Fill the rest of the mug with hot water and sprinkle some nutmeg on top.
3. Warm Sangria Cider
What says Fall more than a delicious cup of cider? This warm sangria cider will be perfect for those chilly fall days. Enjoy the changing leaves and crisp air while drinking this sangria cider.
This recipe is a little more involved, but the extra steps are worth it.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 4 cups of apple cider
- ½ cup of spiced rum
- ¼ cup of honey
- 1 apple, sliced
- 2 clementines, halved
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 8 white cloves
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 4 slices of fresh ginger
- Star anise
In a large pot over low heat, combine wine, cider, rum, honey, apple slices, and clementines. In a separate small skillet, toast the cinnamon sticks, anise, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and ginger, stirring occasionally.
Add the spices to the liquid and mix until the spices are fully combined. Then, allow the mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir often, so the spices seep, and the honey dissolves, but do not allow the liquid to boil.
Serve hot and garnish with apples and clementine slices.
You New Favorite Rum Recipes
Something delicious this way comes with these three rum recipes. You’ll want to make these yummy cocktails over and over again. With a few ingredients and your best rum, you’ll make an easy and impressive drink.
Whether you’re entertaining friends or just looking to relax in the evening, these rum cocktails are sure to be a showstopper. What’s the first cocktail you’re planning to make?
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