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spiced rum

homemade spiced rum recipe

Rich and warming and packed with flavourful spices this rum is a real winter warmer and perfect for cocktails too
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Servings 17 servings
Calories 163 kcal


  • 750 ml dark/golden rum
  • 2 cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cardamom pods broken
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp crushed nutmeg
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1/2 orange zest only
  • 250 g sugar


  • Put all your spices into the jar and add the rind of the orange, remember you only want the zesty outer peel not the bitter white pith.
  • Bash the ginger to release juices and add to jar.
  • Add the sugar and pour on that golden rum. Seal the jar and give it a good shake. Put in a cool dark cupboard and shake every day for the first few days to get the sugar to dissolve completely.
  • After this leave it in there to mature and infuse and become all gorgeous and spicy, 1 week or 2 at most is enough.
  • Pour the rum through cheesecloth or kitchen towels/coffee filter into a jug and decant into a pretty bottle and label.


Serving information is taken as a shot glass.
This will keep in a cool dark place for up to a year.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword rum
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