3 Holiday-Themed Rum Cocktails To Make This Year

The holidays are a time for lots of drinking, eating, and having fun! Make this year’s festivities even more enjoyable with our three holiday-themed rum cocktails to make this year. Shopping and obligations take their toll, so add a splash of holiday cheer with the best cocktails for entertaining and relaxing.


If you’d prefer to celebrate the holidays on a tropical island, we recommend the coquito. It’s similar to eggnog but instead of eggs, it’s full of nothing but rich and creamy ingredients, including just the right ratio of coconut and rum. Check out this coquito recipe and prepare to be taken to paradise.

Blend all the ingredients (except cinnamon) and store the resulting mixture in a glass jar or pitcher overnight.

  • 2 cups rum
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 can of cream of coconut
  • 3 cans of evaporated milk
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling

Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top of each poured drink.

Hot-Buttered Rum

If you’ve never had hot-buttered rum, we understand if you’re extremely curious about it. It’s very decadent. Someone in the past discovered how to combine butter and rum just right, and we think they’re brilliant. The holidays are no time to count calories. Check out the recipe below.

  • 2 ounces of rum
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • One pat of butter (we won’t judge the size of the pat you choose)

Dissolve the sugar with a little warm water in the bottom of a mug. Pour in the rum and add the butter. Add hot water, stir, and enjoy. A sprinkle of nutmeg makes the drink prettier. The simplicity of the recipe and the indulgence is nothing short of a holiday miracle.

Christmas Rum Punch

Rum punch is a classic. Perhaps you saw your parents or older relatives drinking it at the Christmas parties of your youth and you’ve always wanted to try it. Well, now that you’re old enough, you finally can. Good things come to those who wait.

  • 6 oranges
  • 1 bottle of rum
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • ½ galloon of cider
  • Cloves

Pierce the oranges with cloves and bake them until soft. Add the oranges to the punch bowl then add the rum. Next, set fire to the mixture. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. The alcohol ignites easily and warms the punch. Pour the cider in to distinguish the flames. Give it a stir and add a little cinnamon.

As you can see, Christmas rum punch isn’t a one-man show. Make this punch when you have a full house of folks ready to toast the holiday season. It’s a little bit of work, but it also looks so impressive as it floats in a pretty punch bowl.

So, there you have it — our three holiday-themed rum cocktails to make this year. Try one or try all three. Either way, with these recipes you’re set for the holiday season and holiday cheer. You’re going to need the finest rum for the finest holiday cocktails, and VS Liquor is here to help. We offer rare rum for sale as well as all your hard-to-find liquors. Contact us or browse our online store and stock up for the holidays and the long, cold winter. Cheers!