Are you ready for a fun new twist on a coffee cocktail? We recently discovered this flavor combination, and it’s quickly become our favorite cocktail recipe! Spiced rum and coffee go perfectly together to make a complex cocktail bursting with amazing flavors.
Here’s the simple spiced rum and coffee cocktail recipe, plus a few brewing tips to help you make the best possible drink. Keep reading to find a delicious drink!
What does a spiced rum and coffee cocktail taste like?
Spiced rum may make you think of pirates, but it’s a tasty beverage even if you don’t sail the high seas. This cozy cocktail is similar to an Irish coffee but has a more complex flavor. It’s warm and creamy, with cinnamon, a hint of chocolate from the coffee, and a low-key rum flavor. Scroll down to find variation tips!
Spiced Rum and Coffee Cocktail
- Coffee maker
- Large mug (pre-warmed)
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee
- 1.5 ounces spiced rum
- 1 pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar or simple syrup
- Whipped cream optional
- Brew your coffee. Make it extra strong for the best flavor.
- Combine the coffee, cream, and sugar in your mug and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the rum and spices and stir again. Then top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of your favorite spices. Enjoy your tasty cocktail!
This recipe is truly simple, which means that it’s easy to make as-is and just as easy to adapt! Here are a few tips if you’d like to customize your drink.
Milk, Cream, and Half-and-Half
Our base recipe uses heavy cream for a decadent, satisfying creaminess. But if you’re looking for lighter options, you can substitute half-and-half, regular milk, or plant-based milk like almond milk or oat milk. You can also add Bailey’s Irish Cream!
Spiced rum typically contains baking spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and bitter orange. We like to pump up that flavor in this cocktail by adding extra spices. For a gourmet twist, you can grate fresh nutmeg or add a cinnamon stick to your drink. You can also try a blend like a pumpkin spice!
Rum & Coffee
The base of this drink is a balance of strong coffee and complex rum, so you’ll want to use good versions of both. Choose fresh, high-quality coffee beans and brew them using your favorite coffee brewing method. Opt for a spiced rum that you might be willing to drink over ice — nothing bland. Captain Morgan’s spiced rum is pretty famous, but there are many other brands to choose from!
Time to start making your new favorite cocktail! We hope you enjoy this spiced rum and coffee cocktail as much as we do. It’s a decadent, creamy delight that comes together quickly and offers impressive flavors. Have fun!