What are some nice warming cocktails for this time of the year? Maybe rum-based.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a few warming cocktails that would be perfect for this time of year and are rum-based. They include ingredients such as honey, dark rum, and spices, and are served hot in Irish glasses. They have a soothing effect and are perfect for cozying up during the colder months.
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You asked: Warming rum-based cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy, with its warming blend of spices and sweet honey aroma, is the perfect comforter and will soothe...

Honey (7.5ml), Sugar Syrup (1 teaspoon), Lemon Juice (7.5ml), Whiskey (45ml), Cloves (3)

5 ingredients
4.75 / 5

Hot Tea Toddy

A variation on the classic Hot Toddy, this comforting drink is especially good if you think you are coming down...

Honey (15ml), Lemon (1), Dark rum (60 ml), Cognac (60ml), Black tea (500 ml), Cloves (12)

6 ingredients
4.68 / 5

Hot Buttered Rum

The Hot Buttered Rum is a classic warm cocktail that exudes comfort and richness, perfect for cold weather or festive...

White rum (60ml), Nutmeg (Pinch), Honey (10ml), Butter (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Warm Bourbon Cider

A delicious hot cider drink with wonderful undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ginger (3 teaspoons), Nutmeg (3 teaspoons), Bourbon (300ml), Cinnamon (6 teaspoons), Cider (2000ml)

5 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Rum Fireball

This fiery shooter packs a deadly punch with the cinnamon schnapps and Tabasco sauce. Great for some hot fun, but...

White rum (22.5ml), Tabasco Sauce (Dash), Cinnamon shcnapps (22.5ml)

3 ingredients
4.29 / 5

Rum Flame

The Rum Flame cocktail is a fiery drink that combines the rich, bold flavors of dark rum with a touch...

Dark rum (90ml), Sugar (Teaspoon), Orange liqueur (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Hot Rum Chocolate

The Hot Rum Chocolate cocktail is a warm, indulgent drink perfect for colder months or as a comforting dessert beverage....

Dark rum (30ml), Whipped Cream (Top up), Hot chocolate (50ml)

3 ingredients
3.65 / 5

Cockle Warmer

Cockle Warmer is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for those chilly evenings when you need a warm...

Ginger Ale (200ml), Lime (2 wedges), Spiced rum (75ml)

3 ingredients
3.61 / 5

Southern Winter Cup

Move over mulled wine and make way for The Southern Winter Cup, the ultimate winter warmer this Christmas. Expert cocktail...

Whiskey (180ml), Apple Juice (500ml), Sugar (Pinch), Cider (1000ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

5 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Hot Apple Toddy

This cider recipe is a wonderful alternative to the classic mulled wine.

Honey (Teaspoon), Whiskey (60ml), Cider (150ml), Cloves (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.57 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What makes a cocktail 'warming'?

A warming cocktail often features ingredients like spices, honey, and dark spirits, and is served hot. These elements help create a soothing and comforting drink, perfect for cold weather.

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Why are rum-based cocktails good for winter?

Rum, especially dark or spiced varieties, has rich, robust flavors that pair well with warming spices and sweeteners. These combinations make rum-based cocktails ideal for cold weather.

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What are some common spices used in warming cocktails?

Common spices used in warming cocktails include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. These spices add depth and a cozy warmth to the drinks.

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How can I serve a warm cocktail?

Warm cocktails are usually served in heat-resistant glassware like Irish coffee glasses or mugs to maintain their temperature and to avoid any accidents during serving.

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Can I make a warming cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can create non-alcoholic warming beverages by using similar ingredients like spices, honey, and warm fruit juices or herbal teas. These can be just as comforting and delicious.

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