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HOMEMADE SPICED RUM is so much easier than you think, and will blow you away with all the flavor! So much tastier than buying in store. This Homemade Spiced Rum makes an awesome DIY Christmas gift! cocktail photography drink photography cookbook photographer

Homemade Spiced Rum Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
resting time: 1 day 14 hours
Total Time: 53 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 14kcal
Spiced Rum is the perfect drink to make for the holidays! This Homemade Rum Recipe is so easy to make and it will blow you a way with its flavor. So much tastier than buying in store. Of all the Spiced Rum Recipes out there, I promise this is the best. Learn how to make rum for an awesome DIY Christmas gift or a great cost saving recipe to make for yourself any time of year!
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  • 1 bottle 750 milliliters medium-bodied aged rum. I used Plantation Barbados Rum. Other suggested rums are: El Dorado 5 Year, Mount Gay Eclipse Black or Appleton Estate V/X)
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon whole nutmeg grated
  • 5 4-5 inch strip of orange peel no white pith
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • Garnish: Orange slices & Star Anise optional


  • Combine all ingredients except the vanilla bean in a lidded 1-quart jar.
  • Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the rum mixture and add the bean. Cover the jar tightly and shake one minute.
  • Place the Spiced Rum in a dark place for 2 days. After 24 hours, shake it again.
  • Strain the Spiced Rum through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean bottle. Throw away the spices.
  • Spiced Rum will keep indefinitely. Be sure to store in an airtight, glass container and in a dark, dry place.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.2mg