It’s been a few years since we could do it properly, but with more and more people back to hosting again this year, this is one trick to have up your sleeve for a special seasonal serve. Whether it’s sweet or strengthened with a generous serving of locally produced rum, spirits are also a centerstage item for Christmas in the Caribbean; think Trinidad’s Ponche De Crème, Jamaica’s Spiked Spiced Sorrel, and of course, Belize’s Rum Popo. And it’s not uncommon for guests to bring a bottle of their own recipe, which is why this festive rum cocktail sets itself apart for Christmas in the Caribbean: think a cheery twist for the Piña Colada fans out there. Using Traveller’s Fiesta spiced rum, warm up any winter blues with hints of gingerbread, amaretto, and more.
- 50ml Traveller’s Liquors Fiesta Spiced Rum
- 10ml Fresh Lime Juice
- 10ml Gingerbread Syrup (Monin or homemade works best)
- 20ml Amaretto Liqueur
- 30ml Cream of Coconut
- 40ml Pineapple Juice
Add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake with ice, then strain and serve long over cubed ice. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a blender and blitz with a small scoop of ice until smooth. Pour and enjoy. Add a pineapple wedge, a cherry, and/or candied ginger to garnish. Enjoy!
Rum: The Easy, Useful Christmas Gift in the Caribbean
Versatile yet practical, spiced rum is an extremely versatile category of spirits, though Traveller’s Liquors offers much, much more. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of cocktails, like this adaptation of a festive Piña Colada for the Caribbean, or even rum Hot Toddys for visiting friends and families returning North. You can grab a bottle of Fiesta Rum to try the Gingerbread Colada Fiesta as an easy gift, or make it extra special with the limited edition Belizean Blue, a seven-year aged rum blend aged in ex-bourbon barrels that’ll look beautiful under any Christmas tree. All that’s missing is a bow!
Not in Belize but hoping to pick up a bottle in the Traveller’s Liquors range? Traveller’s now exports to Europe, Canada, and the United States — find a distributor nearest to you here. Cheers to the Caribbean, and a festive rum cocktail to lift anyone’s spirits.