Updated: Jan 20

With its easily adaptable profile and rich molasses undertones, rum is the perfect addition to imbibe holiday cocktails. We've selected five recipes all using distinctly North Carolina rum from Broad Branch Distillery, Fair Game Beverage Co, Muddy River Distillery, Outer Banks Distilling, Raleigh Rum Company and TOPO Distillery.

Broad Branch Holiday RumGroni

Serving: Per Cocktail


1.5 oz. Broad Branch Sungrazer Rum

1 oz. Campari

.75 oz. Punt E Mes Vermouth

.25 St George Spiced Pear Liqueur

1 dash Angostura Bitters


Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir for 20-30 seconds. Strain and pour into an ice-filled double rocks glass. Garnish with an expressed orange peel and a cinnamon stick.

Fair Game's Nutty and Nice Rum Cocktail

Serving: Per Cocktail


2 oz. Chestnut infused Amber Rum 1 oz. Pecan syrup ¼ Orange, squeezed 1 dropper of "Sycophant" orange & fig bitters


Mix ingredients together in a shaker. Add bitters and served over a rocks cube.

Kill Devil's Fiesta Holiday Punch

Serves: 16-20


1 Cup Silver Rum

1 Cup Pecan Honey Rum

2 Cups cranberry juice

1 Cup maple syrup

4 oz. Lemon juice

1 Cup fresh orange juice

Dash of Angostura Bitters

1 Orange & 1 lemon, cut into wheels

4 Cinnamon sticks

5 Sprigs rosemary

1 Tablespoon whole cloves

1 Small bag of frozen cranberries


Stir all ingredients into a punch bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator for about 3 hours, then add a bag of frozen cranberries and serve.

Muddy River's Riverwalk Cocktail

Serving: Per Cocktail


2 oz. Muddy River's Spiced Carolina Rum

1 oz Pineapple juice

1/2 oz Lime juice

Ginger Beer or ginger ale for topping up

4 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Mix together rum, pineapple and lime juice in a shakers. Pour over ice and top up with ginger beer. Add dashes of Angostura Bitters.

Raleigh Rum's Santa Espresso Martini

Serving: Per Cocktail


2 oz. Raleigh Rum Sweet Dark

1 oz. Kahlua

1.5 oz espresso coffee

1 egg white


Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

TOPO's Colonial Record

Serving: Per Cocktail


2 oz. TOPO organic spiced rum

1.5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

3/4 oz. cranberry syrup

Few dashes Angostura Bitters

Frozen cranberries for garnish


Shake with ice and strain into glass and top with frozen cranberries.