3 Holiday Colombian Rum Cocktails You Must Try

Now that Thanksgiving is done and and we enter into the holiday party season, we cannot forget what matters most - BOOZE! We do a good sampling of libations on our Foodie Dream Tours and beers, on our street food tours, but these cocktails add a sophisticated touch to any drink offerings and feature three great Colombian rums. These Colombian cocktails will keep your party guests happy and can be whipped up in two shakes, transporting you to the land of magical realism during the holiday season. 

BOGOTA COSMOPOLITIAN 

Bogotá Cosmopolitan is a Colombian take on a classic martini. It is the perfect balance between sweet and sour, making this cocktail refreshing and tangy. An added bonus - it's quite simple to make at home! Use Colombian Parce Rum to add this crowd-pleasing drink to your bartending arsenal. 

                     Bogotá Cosmopolitan 

                     Bogotá Cosmopolitan 

INGREDIENTS
2 oz dark rum
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Simple syrup

HOW TO MAKE
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice
Shake, and strain into a chilled Martini glass
Garnish with a lime wheel

 

 

CARTAGENA COQUITO

A Caribbean twist on old-fashioned egg nog is a coquito. This rich, spiced treat is a Christmas-time specialty in Latin America. It is the perfect drink for a winter soiree, since it satisfies a thirsty crowd. We host a Colombian Rum Tasting on our Cartagena Foodie Dream Tour, highlighting, the aged Colombian rum, 12 Ron Diplomático. This sweet treat also includes coconut milk, condensed milk with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and a vanilla bean.

INGREDIENTS
1 can coconut milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 Vanilla bean
3 tsp Ground nutmeg
8 Cinnamon sticks
750 ml dark rum

HOW TO MAKE
Combine all the ingredients except the rum in a saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, let cool and stir in the rum.
Transfer to bottles (making sure that at least one cinnamon stick goes into each bottle), seal and store in the refrigerator. Serve over ice in rocks glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

                                                             Cartagena Coquito

                                                             Cartagena Coquito

MEDELLIN MANZANA  

Apple cider is a time honored crowd pleaser around the holidays. Why not spice it up with Colombian Hechicera Rum, cloves, cinnamon and allspice.  Colombian food and drink traditions are is well-known for featuring aguardiente as it's main spirit, but there is lots of amazign Colombian rum to go around! for it's love of This cocktail is a great alternative to rum punch and for entertaining large crowds. It's easy to make and serve and will definitely keep the fiesta going!

                        Medellín Manzana 

                        Medellín Manzana 

INGREDIENTS
1 apple
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 orange, thinly sliced
2 quarts apple cider
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
Pinch grated nutmeg
1 cup dark rum
Cinnamon sticks, garnish

HOW TO MAKE
Stud the apple with the cloves. In a medium pot, combine the studded apple and remaining ingredients except the rum. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the rum. Discard the apple. Ladle into mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.