Rum cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails We Love!

Thursday 09th Dec 2021 |

Skip the eggnog and get right to the rum for fun, festive drinks this upcoming holiday season.

Using Koloa Rum, your holiday rum cocktails will be the hit of the gathering, transporting you and your guests to an island paradise with its pure cane sugar and Hawaiian mountain rainwater in every sip.


Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai

Recipe and image by Shanna Schad (

Rum cocktails


2 oz Koloa Kaua’i Gold Rum

2 oz Koloa Kaua’i Spice Rum

1 oz orange curacao

1 oz Orgeat

2 oz lime juice

1 1/2 oz pineapple juice

1 oz cranberry juice

1/2 oz concentrated simple syrup**

6-8 drops Tiki Bitters

1 oz Koloa Dark Rum


Simple Syrup

Sugar (Koloa Coconut Rum Sugar)

Sugar Cane Swizzle Stick

Sugared Cranberry Skewer


Pineapple slices (Cut into shape of pineapple if desired)


Fill two large rocks glasses all the way with crushed or pebble ice. Add the gold and spiced rums. Add the remaining cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until well chilled then divide between the glasses. Float a little dark rum on the top of the drinks then garnish with the pineapple, sugared cranberry skewers, sugar can swizzle stick and a large sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

Coconut Rum Milk Punch

Recipe and image by Shanna Schad (

Rum cocktails


28 oz Coconut Milk (3.5 ounces per cocktail) (carton not canned)

1 1/2 c Koloa Coconut Rum

1/3 c coconut or cane sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract


Sweetened whipped cream

Freshly grated Nutmeg

Shredded coconut


In a saucepan heat the coconut milk with the vanilla and sugar, stirring well until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot and simmering, about 5 minutes. Taste and add more sugar if a sweeter drink is desired.

Remove from heat. Divide the coconut rum amongst 8 glasses, 1.5 ounces of rum per glass, top with the hot coconut milk. Top with sweetened whipped cream and garnish with 1/4 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg and a tablespoon or so of shredded coconut. Serve immediately

You can also serve this cold or over ice. Heat the coconut milk as stated above then let chill completely. Add the rum and pour into glasses with ice or without ice. Garnish the same way as above.

Hawaiian New Year’s Cocktail

Recipe and image by Shanna Schad (


4 oz Koloa Kauai Reserve Rum

4 oz Passion Fruit Juice

2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 oz Pineapple Gum Syrup

4-6 dashes Tiki Bitters (Bittermen’s brand)

Prosecco, sparkling wine or Brut Champagne


Fresh passion fruit halves


Combine all the cocktail ingredients up to bitters in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Place a large ice cube ( or large ice square) into a glasses then fill 2/3 of the way with the cocktail. Top with prosecco or sparkling wine,  then float the passion fruit half on top.

About Kōloa Rum Company

Established in 2009, Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalāheo, Kaua’i and operates Hawai’i’s first distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kaua’i White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut, Coffee, Cacao and Aged rums, in addition to a collection of delicious ready-to-drink cocktails. Products are available for purchase online, at select retailers nationwide, as well as in Australia, Canada, and Japan. For more information, visit

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