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3 Spiced Rum Cocktails to Warm Up Your Cold Winter Bones

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Yeah, it's freezing out, but these spiced rum drinks will whisk you away to a tropical beach

The sensation of a good liquor as it hits your lips will warm you up, literally — but there's also just something about spiced rum that instantly makes you feel like you're hanging out with Jimmy Buffet with your toes in the sand and an umbrella in your drink. That's why it's the perfect spirit to whip out when it's the dead of winter and your're sick of the cold.

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The next time your patiently waiting for your toes to thaw out, speed up the process by shaking up one (or all) of these spiced rum drinks.

Tropical spiced rum cocktail

Yeah, it's freezing out, but these spiced rum drinks will whisk you away to a tropical beach
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Just because the weather is chilly doesn't mean we can't get tropical. Fruity flavors pair perfectly with the spices of the rum.

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Captain Morgan Black spiced rum
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass and fill with ice.

Spiced rum sangria

Yeah, it's freezing out, but these spiced rum drinks will whisk you away to a tropical beach
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Who says you can only drink it in summer? Sangria can be a year-round treat.

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Captain Morgan Black spiced rum
  • 2 ounces red wine
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Squeeze lemon and lime wedge into glass.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to glass and fill with ice.

Spiced apple pie cocktail

Yeah, it's freezing out, but these spiced rum drinks will whisk you away to a tropical beach
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Apple pie in cocktail form? With no baking required, It doesn't get much better than this.

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Captain Morgan Black spiced rum
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 3 ounces fresh apple juice
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass and fill with ice.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Yeah, it's freezing out, but these spiced rum drinks will whisk you away to a tropical beach
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Originally published November 2012. Updated January 2017.

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