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Holiday Helper Christmas Rum Cocktail

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This blue frozen concoction may look chilly on the outside, but it is sure to warm you up on the inside. Creamy, sweet, and loaded with tropical flavors, this Christmas Rum Cocktail is a winter winner, and as close to the magic of the season as you’re going to get.

christmas rum cocktail

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. A bustling season of overspending, over-decorating, and overindulging. You’ve spent countless hours comparison shopping for the best toy deals, scrolled through thousands of holiday photo cards, and managed to secure the perfect holiday family-matching pajamas you know your husband will roll his eyes at (a win for mom!).

All of the Christmas extravaganza has barely just begun, but you’re already exhausted. When it gets to be too much, hole up in your den, kick back, and watch “Better Off Dead”. Every time you hear “two dollars” take a swig of this frosty blue cocktail and you’ll find your spirits lifted in no time. This Christmas Rum Cocktail is sure to revive even the most worn-out soul or soles (whichever aches worse!).

Why you’ll love this recipe:

This Christmas Rum Cocktail hits all the right notes on flavor…sweet and creamy coconut blended with tropical flavors of orange and pineapple with just a hint of tart lemon. It’s a winter delight and a real crowd-pleaser at parties. The frosty blue hue gives it a winter chill, but the rum will warm you up in no time. A perfect way to wind down and enjoy your favorite Christmas movie at the end of a long day.

christmas rum cocktail

Ingredients needed for this Christmas Rum Cocktail:

  • Rum. This needs to be light rum, as gold or dark rum will muddy that perfect blue hue.
  • Blue Curacao. In a pinch, you can substitute plain old Orange Curacao and add a few drops of blue food coloring. It will taste exactly the same.
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh squeezed is always preferred, but in a pinch bottled lemon juice will work too. I like Santa Cruz Pure Lemon juice that is not from concentrate.
  • Cream of Coconut. My favorite is Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut. Nothing else holds a candle to this stuff.
  • Heavy Cream. You might be tempted to skip this, but don’t. It adds a wonderful full-mouth feel.
  • Cocktail Cherry Garnish. A bright red maraschino cherry is preferred to complement the colors of the season.

Tools you will need:

christmas rum cocktail

How to make this blue Christmas Rum Cocktail:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously with crushed ice and pour into your glass. Top with more crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry on top and serve with a stir stick.
  4. Cheers!

Notes:

I recommend pouring the Coco Lopez into a glass container once you open the can…then you can nuke it in the microwave for a few seconds first and have a much easier time pouring it in your jigger. A pint mason jar with a tight-fitting lid works perfectly for storing it in the fridge later.

How to serve a Christmas Rum Cocktail:

To make this a festive drink I highly recommend procuring a Christmas glass to drink this out of. It will undoubtedly add to the holiday cheer and jubilation that should accompany a Christmas cocktail. You can scour thrift shops this time of year and usually find some fun gems, or if you want something specific and vintage this is the best place to get them. There are so many fun retro designs, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

How to make this for a crowd:

The best way to make this for multiple people is to blend it in a blender. You can fit about 4 servings in a 64 oz. blender. Multiply the ingredients by four and add roughly 4 cups of ice. Blend and serve.

When to serve a Christmas Rum Cocktail:

This is a winter drink, but also very refreshing for warmer temperatures. It’s great as a:

  • Christmas drink
  • 4th of July Cookout drink
  • Holiday Party drink
  • Signature drink
  • Happy Hour drink
  • Cocktail Party drink
christmas rum cocktail

Don’t forget the holiday snacks:

christmas rum cocktail

Christmas Rum Cocktail

This blue frozen concoction may look chilly on the outside, but it is sure to warm you up on the inside. Creamy, sweet, and loaded with tropical flavors, this Christmas Rum Cocktail is a winter winner, and as close to the magic of the season as you’re going to get.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao (or Orange Curacao with 2-3 drops of blue food coloring)
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz. Cream of Coconut Coco Lopez
  • 1 oz. Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in your shaker.
  • Shake vigorously with crushed ice and pour into your glass. Top with more crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a cherry on top and serve with a swizzle stick.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas rum cocktail
Servings: 1

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