Rum and Ginger Christmas Cocktail Recipe

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The Christmas Duppy
Preparation Time5 mins

Transport yourself to the Caribbean by making a batch of these delicious rum and gingerChristmas cocktails (opens in new tab). Our rum and ginger cocktail is packed with delicious ingredients to give it a festive twist including warming honey, cranberry juice and a grating of fresh nutmeg.

We used a golden rum called The Dappy Share, which is a blend of rums from Jamaica and Barbados, to make this irresistible cocktail, but any good, aged rum will work. The rum and ginger cocktail packed with flavoursome ingredients which give it a tropical taste. Fresh lime juice provides a sharp contrast to the rum, while the fizz from ginger beer and optional Prosecco give it a real kick. We’ve used 10ml of ginger wine in the drink, but if you can’t get hold of any just add 10ml of extra Prosecco instead.

Christmas means countless mince pies and chocolates, so this is the ideal Christmas cocktail recipe if you’re looking for a party drink to provide a sharp, zesty contrast to all that rich food. It will transport you to the Caribbean on a cold and grey day, but those tropical flavours also make it the perfect drink forBBQs (opens in new tab)or sultry summer nights.

It's up to you how you serve up this Christmas cocktail. Try pretty champagne saucers instead of flutes for a vintage feel. Rocks glasses or high-balls (add plenty of ice to turn this into a longer serve), would look great, too. You could even try serving it in a glass punch bowl and add a vintage ladle to serve.


Recipe courtesy of The Duppy Share (opens in new tab)


  1. Chop or grate the fresh ginger. Muddle the ginger with lime juice and honey in a shaker glass.
  2. Shake with the rum, cranberry juice and ginger wine.
  3. Sieve into a champagne coupe or flute over ice and top up with either ginger beer or prosecco. Dust with nutmeg and drink.


  • 50ml The Duppy Share rum
  • 30ml ginger Beer (we love Fever Tree Ginger Beer)
  • 10ml ginger wine
  • 20ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10g fresh ginger
  • 5ml honey
  • nutmeg, grating
  • prosecco, (optional)
Top Tip for making Rum and Ginger Christmas Cocktail

Try garnishing your cocktail with some orange or lemon slices to give it an extra pretty finish.