4 Delicious Winter Rum Drinks

4 Delicious Winter Rum Drinks

It might sometimes seem like rum is a quintessential summer liquor. As a classic of the Caribbean and the favored drink of pirates everywhere, one sip of this sweet & spicy spirit can transport you to a tropical paradise of palm trees, sandy beaches, and warm weather.1 

But none of that means you have to move your bottles of rum to the back of the liquor cabinet when winter rolls in. Here are four winter rum drinks, a few of which include SLIQ’s alcohol ice pops, that are guaranteed to give you that chilly winter feeling all season long.

#1 Winter Daiquiri

The classic daiquiri has been a staple drink of beach bars and poolside cabanas since its inception in 1896.2 But with a few small alterations, you can swap out those summertime associations and turn the daiquiri into the perfect winter rum cocktail for holiday parties or relaxing nights by the fire. 

The classic daiquiri is a simple cocktail with rum, lime juice, and sugar syrup. The winter version is only slightly different, adding in a couple of additional flavors that taste like the season.3 The ingredients are:

You mix this drink like the original daiquiri, so add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick for an added seasonal touch of flavor.

SLIQ’s frozen rum daiquiri cocktails, made with authentic Caribbean White Rum, are perfect for the wintery version of a frozen daiquiri. Your taste buds will thank you. 

#2 Winter Mojito  

Few drinks can match the refreshing, minty blast of an ice-cold mojito in the summertime. And when it comes to tasty winter rum drinks, the Winter Mojito is a true champion. 

The Winter Mojito comes together with all of the standard mojito ingredients you know and love, like rum, lime juice, and soda water. But instead of mint, this one calls for a wintry, herb-infused simple syrup, which you’ll need to make yourself.4 This requires a few more steps, but the payoff is worth it.

The ingredients for the syrup are:

  • 2 Rosemary sprigs
  • 2 Bunches of thyme
  • 5 Sage leaves
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring the whole time. Then let the mixture sit for about an hour before using it.

From there, the Winter Mojito ingredients are:

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail mixer and shake. Top it off with a pour of soda water. For a final touch, add the sprig of rosemary to garnish or a splash of black rum for a stronger drink.

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#3 Hot Buttered Rum

Of course, no list of winter rum drinks would be complete without the go-to classic, Hot Buttered Rum. Americans have turned to this sweet, warm drink on cold days since the 1600s, and it’s still a popular option for cozy winter nights.5 

The ingredients for the Hot Buttered recipe are:6

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Dash of grated nutmeg
  • Dash of ground allspice
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 4 ounces hot water
  • 2 ounces dark rum

This might seem like a lot of ingredients, but putting the Hot Buttered Rum together is incredibly easy. Simply combine the spices with the sugar, butter, and vanilla extract in a coffee mug. Use a muddler to make sure everything is well-mixed.

Then, add the rum and the hot water. Stir it gently but thoroughly. A fresh cinnamon stick makes the perfect garnish, so pop one in and enjoy.

#4 Coquito

Wintertime is synonymous with the holidays, so this season, consider celebrating as they do in Puerto Rico—with one of the island’s favorite winter rum drinks, the Coquito. 

A traditional holiday rum cocktail in Puerto Rico, the Coquito is a delicious punch drink that has a flavor similar to eggnog but with a twist of coconut.7 As a celebratory drink, it’s best enjoyed in groups, so this rum cocktail recipe creates a large batch to share with friends. The ingredients are:

  • 1 ½ cups dark rum
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 ounces cream of coconut
  • 13 ½ ounces coconut milk
  • 4 ounces evaporated milk
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces raisins 

Combine the rum, cinnamon sticks, and raisins in a large pitcher and let it sit for about an hour. Then, use a blender to combine the other ingredients. When they’re well mixed, pour it into the pitcher and stir thoroughly.

Let the drink chill for several minutes before serving. Stir it again before pouring it over ice. Fresh ground cinnamon is an excellent garnish, but a rim sprinkled with coconut shavings is ideal. For extra ice-cold flavor, add a couple of SLIQ Spirited Ice Rum Coconut & Lime Daiquiri Pops.

al touch, add the sprig of rosemary to garnish or a splash of black rum for a stronge

Spice Up Your Winter Cocktails with SLIQ 

Finding new ways to enjoy your favorite drinks all year round can bring plenty of joy to the season. But even better are the secret ingredients that help you fix your winter cocktail in a snap.

This winter, cozy up with SLIQ’s alcohol ice pops. Delicious on their own or mixed into your favorite drinks, they’re a guaranteed way to enjoy quality mixed drinks at home or with friends.

Pop open a good time with SLIQ. 


  1. Bespoke Unit. What is Rum & What Does Rum Taste Like? https://bespokeunit.com/rum/ 
  2. Eater.com. Cocktails 101: The Daiquiri. https://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/5/12/11327350/daiquiri-cocktail-recipe-rum-lime-cuban-drink 
  3. Cashmere and Cocktails. Winter Daiquiri. https://cashmereandcocktails.com/2021/02/08/winter-daiquiri-recipe/ 
  4. Letie’s Culinaria. Winter Mojito Recipe. https://leitesculinaria.com/221725/recipes-winter-mojito.html 
  5. National Day Calendar. National Hot Buttered Rum Day. https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-hot-buttered-rum-day-january-17/#
  6. The Spruce Eats. Classic Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail Recipe. https://www.thespruceeats.com/hot-buttered-rum-recipe-759309 
  7.  The Novice Chef. The Best Coquito Recipe. https://thenovicechefblog.com/coquito/