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Five rum-based cocktail recipes

Five rum-based cocktail recipes to get into the festive spirit

It’s finally December, which means it’s time to pull out the old Christmas decorations and Christmas tree from storage. If you’re ready to get into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, or you’re looking for some Christmas cocktail recipes to impress at the family lunch – these five tasty, rum-based bevvys are sure to do the trick. 

Try these rum-based Christmas cocktails with a twist, specially and lovingly created by premium Venezualean rum distillery, Diplomático. With flavours ranging from fresh pomegranate juice to gingerbread – there is something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season. 

Time to get your bartender on and make these five delicious festive cocktails for your friends and family to enjoy. You’ll make it on everyone’s ‘nice’ list this year!

1. Christmas Eggnog:

  • 45ml Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 
  • 30ml Whole milk
  • 30ml Fresh Cream
  • 1 Egg yolk 
  • 10ml Vanilla syrup 
  • Garnish : Nutmeg / Star anise
  • Glass: Rocks 


  1. Pour rum, milk, cream, egg yolk and vanilla syrup into a shaker and shake until combined
  2. Pour drink into glass and garnish with nutmeg/star anise

2. Gingerbread Old Fashioned: 

  • 50ml Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 
  • 5ml Gingerbread syrup 
  • 2 dashes Aromatic bitters 
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Garnish: Orange peel / Gingerbread 


  1. Pour rum, gingerbread syrup and aromatic bitters into glass
  2. Garnish with orange peel or gingerbread

3. Holidays:

  • 45ml Diplomatico Mantuano
  • 30ml Fresh Pomegranate juice 
  • 15ml Dry Curacao 
  • 10ml Fresh lime juice 
  • 1 dash aromatic bitters 
  • Garnish : Rosemary
  • Glass : Coupe


  1. Pour rum, pomegranate juice, dry curacao, lime juice and aromatic bitters into glass
  2. Garnish with rosemary

4. Kick start:

  • 30ml Diplomatico Mantuano
  • 30ml Coffee Liquor
  • 30ml Cold brew coffee
  • Orange cream float
  • Glass: Nick & Nora
  • Garnish: Chocolate powder 


  1. Pour rum, coffee liquor and cold brew coffee into glass
  2. Add orange cream float and garnish with chocolate powder

5. Sunday Brunch:

  • 30ml Diplomatico Mantuano
  • 10ml Honey syrup
  • 5ml All spice dram 
  • 45ml Fresh pineapple juice 
  • 10ml Fresh lime juice 
  • 40ml Dry Prosecco 
  • Glass: Coupe or Champagne flute 
  • Garnish : Mint or pineapple leaf


  1. Pour rum, honey, all spice dram, pineapple juice, lime juice and prosecco into shaker and shake until combined
  2. Pour into glass and garnish with mint or pineapple leaf

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