With a hint of vanilla and fresh lime juice, this easy recipe is a fantastic winter cocktail.
Make a Spiced Rum Daiquiri for a delicious drink to share with friends and family when the weather cools down.
If you enjoy making cocktails at home, you’ve got to give this one a try.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine. Originally posted November 29, 2017.
Does anyone else hear the word “daiquiri” and instantly think of a cheesy tropical vacation set in the 1980’s? Well, I’m about to blow your mind!
What’s a daiquiri made of?
To qualify as a daiquiri, a cocktail needs rum, citrus and some sort of sweetener. So really, you can take that basic idea and make it into anything you want it to be.
This Daiquiri Recipe is perfect for all your winter and holiday parties!
I’m not super familiar with rum as a whole. But I DO know that spiced rum is where it’s at for me. So I also used it to make Cinnamon Rum Cake.
Spiced rums add a real depth of flavor to a cocktail. I can talk like that. I watch a lot of the Cooking Channel.
What type of rum to use
Don Q is the #1 selling rum on Puerto Rico where it is produced. They make exceptional aged rums that are environmentally responsible.
Seriously, this Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum is OUTSTANDING! It’s full of warm, rich, golden hues and a medium to heavy bday.
Make this easy Spiced Daiquiri Recipe
Starting with a delicious rum, like this Don Q Spiced rum, provides the perfect, flavorful base for your winter daiquiri.
The vanilla and spices from the rum add so much flavor. And while you typically wouldn’t think fresh lime juice would be a great match, it totally is.
It adds a brightness but not necessarily a citrus flavor. SO GOOD!
And here’s a lazy person hack for you. I didn’t want to take the time to go to another grocery store to pick up vanilla beans and then make my own vanilla simple syrup.
This is a trick I will definitely be using in other cocktails.
To make this cocktail, grab your favorite cocktail shaker.
Add fresh lime juice.
Then add the vanilla, simple syrup and Spiced Rum.
Just a few drops of Angostura bitters is the perfect thing to finish it off!
Add ice and shake it up vigorously. You can get weird if you want. Add in some dance moves. Whatever you want.
Then strain your winter daiquiri in to a coupe glass.
Or, really, whatever glass you want. Coupe glasses can be really hard to drink out of. But they sure are pretty.
OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS! I had no expectations of this cocktail before making it. But after tasting it, I was floored!
This is legit one of my new favorite cocktails. I can’t wait to make these at a holiday party for all my friends. Or just for myself.
The vanilla and spices from the rum make this the perfect fall or winter cocktail.
Grab a bottle of Don Q Spiced Rum so you can be ready to bust out this cocktail when friends drop by. ‘Tis the season for unannounced visits…
Don Q has invested time, knowledge and resources in to making their distillery, Destilería Serrallés, one of the most environmentally responsible and greenest in the spirits industry.
Plus it is one of the few distilleries in the world that doesn’t dump wastewater in the ocean! Pretty rad. And I was curious how they fared in the recent storms.
I looked in to it and as of 3 days ago, they are back up and running! If you want to support a Puerto Rican business this holiday season, consider gifting Don Q to your friends and family!
If you’re a fan of rum, you’ll want to also make some Coconut Rum Cupcakes. Because, yum.
More winter drinks to check out:
- This list includes 14 delicious Winter Vodka Cocktails to try out this season.
- Make up some Hot Green Tea with Vodka when you want to sip on something comforting with a kick.
- A Whisky Mule is a quick and easy cocktail to make that is refreshing but great during sweater weather.
Winter Spiced Daiquiri Recipe
- 1 1/2 oz. Don Q Spiced Rum
- 1 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 3/4 oz. vanilla simple syrup
- 2 drops Angostura bitters
- To a cocktail shaker add spiced rum, fresh lime juice, vanilla simple syrup, bitters and ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a coupe glass.
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