What To Mix With Spiced Rum: The Best Spiced Rum Combos And Cocktails

Rum…you can drink it neat, on the rocks, mix it with coke or enjoy it in a cocktail. There's a reason why drinking rum is so popular. Rum is a fantastic and versatile base for a wide range of extremely popular cocktails from Mojito, Daiquiri, and Pina Colada to Dark 'n Stormy and Hurricane.

But we’ve been there, done that and frankly, it’s easy to get bored. Since you, SLY dogs are such creative creatures, you deserve to drink only the best of the best. So, let’s discover the exciting world of mixology that will blow your minds! 

What to mix with spiced rum - for the beginners

What does spiced rum go with and what can I mix it with? These are the questions all beginners ask, so here's a list of simple and but popular choices of mixers you can add to rum, if you're looking for something quick to hit the spot:

  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Apple juice
  • Coke
  • Tonic water
  • Ginger beer

The (not so) classic recipies 

Who said that some rules aren’t meant to be broken? An easy way to start experimenting further is by adding a twist to world-famous cocktails.

For instance, if you take a gentlemen-favourite Old-Fashioned and substitute bourbon with dark rum, you get an incredibly complex and aromatic drink. On a hotter day, try a more refreshing variation with Rum Moscow Mule. The combination of rum, lime juice, and ginger beer is so fantastic, you would be making seconds before even finishing the first serving.

Mix it up with a SLY DOG twist 

Now for the fun bit - introducing our SLY DOG recipes - a specially curated range of spiced rum cocktails created by our fantastic team of dedicated experts at SLY DOG. After all, spiced rum makes for a perfect cocktail component! We have a cocktail here for everyone, so let's take a look...

SLY DOG Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

The combination of juicy watermelon and our spiced rum is incredible on its own, but if you add a touch of lime juice and blend it all with ice, you would end up with a decadent sorbet for adults. Just add a straw and enjoy the taste of summer, whatever the season!

SLY-Tai - the upgraded Mai-Tai

The king of Tiki cocktails. All it takes is a combination of the SLY DOG Rum, cointreau, lime, and pineapple juice topped with some orgeat syrup. Once shaken and poured over ice, just add a splash of grenadine to the mix and you will have a sunset in your glass. A vibrant and simple fruity drink is the ultimate summer addition that will brighten up any old day.

SLY & Tonic

The combination of our spiced rum and premium tonic water is so good and so simple - you can practically make this with your eyes closed! The hints of baking spices and elegant tropical notes are at the core of our secret Caribbean rum recipe, adding incredible depth to this cult-favourite refreshment.

SLYeye - an Espresso Martini with a twist

A fantastic cocktail recipe for those that need that extra kick of energy. This elegant mixture combines rum, coffee liqueur, double espresso, some guinness syrup, and tonka & chocolate bitters. You can craft this baby from scratch, making your own syrup and bitters in the kitchen. The added bonus - you are left with plenty of hand-made ingredients that can enrich so many other recipes: be it your 5 o’clock cup of coffee (the Irish kind), a pecan pie, or an ice cream topper, you would be delighted with the versatility of these addictive flavours.

Sneaky Screwdriver

In a foul mood? Not a problem, we know what will fix that - a perfect boost of vitamin C and some delicious SLY DOG spiced rum. Add a touch of angostura bitters and garnish with a slice of orange and you’re good as new! 

SLY-Shine - a SLY take on the classic Milk Punch

Craving something smooth and creamy? Try the SLY-Shine - a combination of rum, lime, sugar, almond milk, and vanilla bitters. While you might raise your eyebrow thinking how on earth can lime and milk go together, we are quick to assure you that with the use of a coffee filter, you can create incredible clear-coloured infusions that will knock your socks off!

Notoriously Fashioned

This fancy spiced rum cocktail simply screams class. A mix of rum, orange bitters, salted caramel, and maple, all fitting nicely into a rocks glass with a fancy ice cube. A little tip: squeeze an orange peel over the glass to release essential citrus oils and you’ll instantly elevate the taste of this notoriously fashioned drink.   


This Cuban Classic is elevated using SLY DOG Rum to add a sweet twist with a real bite. A refreshing combination of lime wedges, soda water, and fresh mint is pleasantly balanced with a touch of brown sugar. Mixed together in a tall glass filled with crushed ice to the brim, you get a delicious Cuban punch with a spiced twist.

The SLY DOG’s Bollocks - a twist on the Mulata Daiquiri

All you need is just three simple ingredients: spiced rum, dark cacao liqueur, and lime. Shake them hard and double strain into a small martini glass, and voilà, you have an incredibly elegant cocktail that harmoniously marries citrus and chocolate flavours.

SLY and Ginger Beer

Such a fantastic long drink and, oh, so easy to make! It’s exactly what it sounds like, a rum and ginger beer cocktail, but words cannot express how delicious this combination of spices are that hit just the right notes!

SLY DOG’s Autumnal Sun

If you’re well-equipped and possess a cocktail shaker, then you must try out this recipe. It calls for rum, orgeat, and lime juice. Well-shaken and strained over ice into a highball glass, the drink is topped with premium ginger ale to complete this irresistible fiery potion.

The perfect party trick

Love to experiment in company? We got you covered! With the SLY DOG gift set you will solve one the biggest party debates ever: rum & coke or rum & ginger ale? The choice is obvious - both! We've partnered with artisan mixers to create a set that has it all: spiced rum, fiery ginger beer and barrel-aged Cola, all neatly packed into one handy gift box. Perfect for beginner mixologists.

Add a bit of spice to your life today with SLY DOG

Drinking spiced rums doesn't have to be the same old thing over and over again. Hopefully our specially curated cocktails will leave you feeling inspired. Start creating today and don’t be afraid to come up with your own ridiculouSLY creative combinations at home!

1 comment

  • Not usually a cocktail maker, but we tried your version of a Mai Tai and OMG its amazing! My better half is always making them for our friends

    Hazel Brown on

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