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Christmas Rum Cocktail

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!

A green Christmas Rum Cocktail in a martini glass with Christmas sprinkles around the rim of the glass.

 

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.

A green Christmas Rum Cocktail in a martini glass with Christmas sprinkles around the rim of the glass with Christmas decorations in the background.

 

Why You’ll Love this Christmas Rum Cocktail

  • It’s a fun and festive drink
  • Easy to make in large batches for a Christmas party
  • The sweet Christmas sprinkles taste perfect with the berry juice
  • 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.

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.

Still looking for the perfect Christmas Cocktail? Browse all our Christmas drinks for inspiration.

Ingredients

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 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.

Christmas Rum Cocktail ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

How to Make a Green Christmas Rum Cocktail

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.

Cocktail glass with sprinkles on the rim with corn syrup and bowl of holiday sprinkles.

 

Fill your glass with ice cubes.

Pour in 1 shot of coconut rum.

Pouring rum into cocktail glass.

 

Top with Green Hawaiian punch.

 

Variations

  • 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.

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!

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Christmas Rum Cocktail

A green Christmas Rum Cocktail in a martini glass with Christmas sprinkles around the rim of the glass.

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a separate small plate, add the Christmas sprinkles. Roll the rim of the glass in the sprinkles until covered.
  3. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  4. Pour in 1 shot of coconut rum.
  5. Top with Green Hawaiian punch.

Notes

See variation ideas in the recipe post. Drink Responsibly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

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.

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