Sure, you can serve the usual beer, wine and eggnog at your next holiday shindig – or you can wow your guests with a pretty-as-a-picture cocktail that tastes even better than it looks. We love the following unique recipes from BACARDI® because they use straightforward ingredients, and you don’t have to be a master mixologist to pull them off. They’re the perfect crowd-pleaser in a pinch. Try them; we predict they’ll become a yearly tradition.


What’s not to like about this smooth and creamy sipper that could easily be subbed in place of dessert? The coconut adds a nice little twist – reminiscent of tropical climes away from the wintry north. 

1 750ml bottle BACARDI® Superior Rum
1 16 oz. can coconut milk
1 15 oz. can cream of coconut
2 14 oz. cans condensed milk
4 12 oz. cans evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. vanilla Extract

Method: Combine all ingredients into a large punch bowl with large format ice block. Serves 18.


The ultimate winter warmer is perfect for chilly nights après-ski. We love the lemony zip that cuts through the cinnamon syrup – this is the perfect bevvy to savour while snuggling up with your sweetie.

2 parts BACARDI® Gold Rum
1 part unfiltered apple juice
0.75 parts cinnamon syrup
0.5 parts lemon juice

Method: Batch all ingredients together, heat up and serve into a coffee mug. Garnish with 2 thin apple slices and cinnamon stick.


Zippy yet elegant, this winter refresher is the perfect cocktail to enjoy with family and friends as you rock around the Christmas tree!

1 part BACARDI® Gold Rum
2 parts ginger ale

Method: Add BACARDI® Gold Rum to a highball glass filled with ice along with ginger ale. Mix gently and garnish with a lime wedge.


This nostalgic drink will satisfy the most distinguished palates, but we like the pretty, orange peel twist – it reminds us of getting sweet clementines in our stockings as kids. 

2 parts BACARDI® 8 Años
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 splash of water 1-2 tsp Sugar
1 orange peel

Method: In an Old-Fashioned glass, combine the sugar, water and Angostura Bitters® with a bar spoon. Next, add half the BACARDÍ 8 Años along with 2-3 large ice cubes, stirring repeatedly. Pour in the second half of the rum and 2-3 more ice cubes, continuing to stir. Cut a piece of orange peel (~5 cm long); express the orange peel over the drink, releasing the citrus oils; drop the peel into the drink to finish.