This Christmas Rum Cocktail isn’t your typical classic cocktail! It’s a festive cocktail that’s perfect for the holiday season. Bright green with Christmas sprinkles it’s easy to make in a large batch for a holiday party where everyone will want a drink of this festive Christmas punch!
This bright green Christmas Rum Cocktail is just what you need to get into the holiday spirit. Made with a berry flavored punch and coconut rum, it’s full of flavor with only two ingredients. We like to serve them up as Christmas martinis to look a little fancy, but any festive cocktail glass will work perfectly.
This is easy enough to make a a few drinks in a cocktail shaker or it’s a great way to serve in a large punch bowl so guests to serve themselves, leaving you more time to enjoy mingling with your holiday revelers.
You can also make this recipe into Christmas shots to really get the party started! Here’s the recipe to make festive Christmas Shots for all your friends and family.
Want to serve up more options for holiday cocktails? Try these Green Mimosas for a holiday brunch or happy hour. For an out-of-this-world after dinner drink, make these Peppermint Mudslides garnished with a cute candy cane.
Why You’ll Love this Christmas Rum Cocktail
- It’s a fun and festive drink that’s bright green! And looks amazing in these fun martini glasses.
- Easy to make in large batches for a Christmas party.
- The sweet Christmas sprinkles taste perfect with the berry juice.
- Having a Grinch themed Christmas party? This cocktail is perfect to get that bright green color and for another recipe, check out this Grinch Cocktail.
- This fun cocktail can look fancy in a martini glass and looks fabulous in a rocks glass. Or use any festive cocktail glass you have on hand.
More Christmas Cocktails
Looking for more holiday cocktails for the festive season? Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cocktails:
Christmas Moscow Mule: a cranberry juice based Christmas cocktail with ginger beer.
Jack Frost Mimosa: a gorgeous blue champagne cocktail.
Cranberry Sangria: full of fruity flavors with orange slices, fresh cranberries and more.
Drunken Snowman: a boozy hot chocolate with Bailey’s.
RumChata White Russian: a creamy cocktail that’s a delicious spin on a classic winter cocktail garnished with a cinnamon stick.
Hot Buttered Rum: Smooth and creamy classic Christmas cocktail.
Still looking for the perfect Christmas Cocktail? Browse all our Christmas drinks for inspiration.
Who knew a Christmas Rum Cocktail could be so delicious and easy? Here’s all the ingredients you need:
GREEN HAWAIIAN PUNCH: This berry punch is a mix of several fruit juices such as kiwi and strawberry.
COCONUT RUM (or Spiced Rum): Use your favorite coconut rum. My favs are Malibu Rum or Parrot Bay. The little coconut flavor mixed with the fruity juice makes a great cocktail. If you’re not into coconut, then use Spiced Rum. It also tastes delicious in this Christmas Rum Cocktail.
CORN SYRUP: Rim the cocktail glass with corn syrup so the sprinkles will stick to the rim. You can also use simple syrup, but the corn syrup is a little thicker making it easier to work with.
CHRISTMAS SPRINKLES: Adds a really festive spirit to this Christmas Rum cocktail.
How to Make a Green Christmas Rum Cocktail
STEP 1: Add a few tablespoons to a shallow saucer and dip the rim of your glass (these martini glasses on Amazon work perfectly) or roll the rim around until you have a good coating.
STEP 2: In a separate small plate, add the Christmas sprinkles. Roll the rim of the glass in the sprinkles until covered.
STEP 3: Fill your glass with ice cubes.
STEP 4: Pour in 1 shot of coconut rum.
STEP 5: Top with Green Hawaiian punch.
- Add more fruity flavors with pineapple juice.
- Use a spiced rum instead of a coconut rum.
- Add a splash of ginger ale to make it a little bubbly.
Large Batch Christmas Rum Cocktail
If you need a festive holiday cocktail for holiday parties, then making a large batch with this simple recipe is the way to go!
It all depends on the size of your punch bowl or pitcher. For every 5 ounces of Green Hawaiian Punch, you need 1.5 ounces of rum (a standard shot). Measure out how many ounces your container will hold, then simply figure out how many shots of rum and punch you’ll need to fill your punch bowl or pitcher.
If you have a 1 gallon container, it will hold 128 ounces. So add 13 cups of green punch and 2 cups of rum. This will leave a little extra room so there isn’t any spillage and you can spruce it up with orange slices or fresh cranberries for a pretty garnish.
Can I Make this Drink Ahead of Time?
Yes! You can make a pitcher full the day ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. Give it a good stir before pouring into your prepared cocktail glasses, like these martini glasses to give it a fun and festive look.
It’s the time of year for festive cocktails and this Christmas Rum Cocktail will delight your friends and family. It’s bright, fun, an easy recipe and tastes delicious.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
- 4 ounces Green Hawaiian Punch
- 1.5 ounces Coconut Rum (or spiced rum)
- 1 tablespoon Christmas Sprinkles, garnish
- 1 teaspoon Corn Syrup, garnish
- Ice Cubes
- Add a few tablespoons to a shallow saucer and dip the rim of your glass or roll the rim around until you have a good coating.
- In a separate small plate, add the Christmas sprinkles. Roll the rim of the glass in the sprinkles until covered.
- Fill your glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in 1 shot of coconut rum.
- Top with Green Hawaiian punch.
See variation ideas in the recipe post. Drink Responsibly.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 0g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.