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What To Mix With Spiced Rum: Resolved (2023 Updated)

What To Mix With Spiced Rum

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Spiced rum is excellent on its own. But have you ever wondered how to level up this tasty drink to make delectable cocktails?

If this idea has crossed your mind, you’re at the right place. 

Here, you’ll know what to mix with spiced rum so you can get everything ready for a delicious treat.  

Top 7 Mixers For Spiced Rum (Must-Try) 

7. Iced Tea

Iced Tea on a glass with lemon

For sure, no one will forget iced tea in a rum. This mix is just simply lovely and refreshing. There’s nothing complicated here, so you can enjoy it as much as you can. 

The iced tea’s bitter edge is enhanced by the naturally sweet flavors of the rum, which also adds astringency. 

But if you like sweets, you can use sweetened iced tea, adding to the sugary flavors of the spiced rum. 

6. Ginger Beer

Homemade Fermented Ginger Beer

This is a surprising choice because ginger beer is typically the next choice when it comes to drinking rum. 

But we find that ginger beer brings out the full flavors of the spiced rum due to its mellow character.

Start with just a small amount of ginger beer – it will do the trick and allow you to enjoy the rum at its best. 

Read: Popular Rum Drinks To Order At A Bar

5. Fresh Fruit Juice

3 jars of fruit juice

A well-balanced and flavorful drink such as spiced rum pairs well with fresh fruit juice. 

We recommend choosing fresh orange, pineapple, and apple juice as they bring out the drink’s flavor. 

You can also use a variety of fruit juices, according to your liking, such as an appletiser or a limonata. Or, use fresh lemon or lime juice for much easier cocktail preparation. 

4. Apple Cider

pouring apple cider on a glass

Surprisingly, spiced rum mixes well with apple cider– creating a delectable cocktail drink. 

You can spike the flavors of the apple cider with your favorite spiced rum and even whiskey. You can expect a more sweet taste with savory notes.

Also, you can add orange or lemon bitters to the drink for a more refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

3. Coffee

cup of cofffee

Coffee and spiced rum are a perfect pair. Mixing coffee, spiced rum, some sugar, and cream creates a delicious treat you can enjoy as a dessert. 

Also, you can top it with whipping cream and a sprinkle of your favorite spices like star anise, cinnamon stick, etc., for a better drinking experience. 

2. Lemonade

glass of lemonade

Mixing spiced rum with lemonade gives off an impressive balance of tanginess and freshness. A fresh lemonade levels up the flavors of the rum [1], which is perfect for hot summer days. 

But, of course, you can enjoy it on any occasion and season.

The freshness of the lemonade matches the flavor profile of the rum, making it a great everyday drink– after an exhausting day.     

1. Cola

pouring coca-cola on a glass

The top spiced rum mixer is cola. But while using Coke is fine for a sweeter flavor, we recommend going for a more robust and flavorful cola, like cherry vanilla Coke, lime Coke, orange vanilla Coke, etc. 

Your favorite spiced rum–mixed with a tasty and flavorful cola- is a superb classic treat. You can expect a clear and flavored spice, enhancing the taste of a standard rum

“Spiced rum is highly versatile and mixable, and it’s great with Coke or ginger ale. But my personal favorite is to pair it with a ginger beer and a little lime.”

— Lisa Pfenning, Vice-President of BACARDI 

Spiced Rum Drinks To Try 

3. Spiced Palmer

Spiced Palmer on a glass

The classic Arnold Palmer recipe is given a spice treatment with a spiced rum. The combination of lemon and peach adds a lovely flavor to this cocktail drink.

2. Walk of Fame

To feel exceptionally better, you need a sophisticated drink to elevate your mood. So you should try the Walk of Fame cocktail for a refreshing and relaxed feel.  

1. Spiced Hurricane

Spiced Hurricane cocktail

We especially love this standard Spiced Hurricane. It’s a great drink with the addition of spice and complexity. If you want the tropical feel, try adding some pineapple or passionfruit juice to the mix.


Can you sip spiced rum neat?

Yes. You can sip the spiced rum neat– but with ice. It’s perfect in a way that you can taste and enjoy all the flavors in spiced rum. 

What is the best spiced rum to try? 

Captain Morgan is the best spiced rum that anyone should try. It is a well-known brand in the rum industry, and its Original Spiced Gold is regarded as one of the top-tier rums. 

Key Takeaways 

You can always level up any drink using different alcohol mixers to bring out the tastiest flavors. 

In the case of spiced rum, you can try mixing it with anything from iced tea, beer, juice, cider, and coffee to cola.  

All these rum mixers are the best at bringing out various flavors. You just need to find what suits your taste buds. Enjoy! 


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