Holiday Cocktails from Zacapa Rum

Holiday Cocktails from Zacapa Rum

With the holiday’s quickly approaching, it’s time to gear up for all of the parties, sweets and of course, alcohol! Pass on the eggnog and skip the mulled wine, Zacapa Rum has you covered for your next holiday soiree that will spread the holiday cheer.


Zacapa Rum is one of the finest and most celebrated rums in the world. The Guatemalan rum boasts honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak notes and dried fruit from its “Sistem Solera” ageing process in American whiskey barrels at high altitudes that provides a sweet and smooth taste. Recreate these cocktails and bring your guests a round of joy with the Peppermint Stinger cocktail, the blend of Zacapa Rum and sweet mint-flavor of Crème de menthe. Looking for something a little more festive, try Zacapa’s Peppermint Rum Cocoa blended with cream and dark chocolate topped with candy cane garnish. Want something warm to cozy up to, try the Centenario Cider blended with hot cranberry cider and Zacapa Rum garnished with an apple slice and star anise.

Peppermint Stinger

Peppermint Stinger

Peppermint Stinger


2 oz Zacapa Rum (or 1 Mini Bottle Zacapa Rum)

1 oz White Crème de Menthe

Garnish: 1 Sprig of Mint

Method: Add Crème de Menthe and mint to glass, fill with crushed ice and add Zacapa Rum or mini bottle over ice.

Peppermint Rum Cocoa

Peppermint Rum Cocoa

Peppermint Rum Cocoa


4 oz Zacapa Rum

2 Cup milk (may substitute almond milk)

½ Cup Heavy Cream

5 oz Dark chocolate, chopped (about ½ cup)

2 tbsp Sugar

½ oz Crème de Menthe (or 4 drops of peppermint oil)

Dark Cocoa Powder

Garnish: Candy cane 

Method: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the milk and the cream. Once warm and steaming, add the dark chocolate.

Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are combined.

Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved. C

ontinued to warm the mixture till it thickens a bit, roughly 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and whisk in the Zacapa Rum. Pour into mugs.

Centenario Cider

Centenario Cider

Centenario Cider 


1.5 oz Zacapa Rum

5 oz Cranberry Apple cider

Garnish: Apple Slice and Star Anise 

Method: Build ingredients in tea glass 


About Ron Zacapa® 

Centenario Ron Zacapa® Centenario is one of the finest and most celebrated rums in the world. Produced in the verdant land of Guatemala, Zacapa is the result of a unique combination of soil, climate and natural materials brought together with skilled distillation and a special high altitude aging process at 2300 m above sea level. This ultra-premium rum range includes Zacapa 23, and the family crown jewel, Zacapa XO. Zacapa rums are available in fine liquor stores, premium bars and restaurants around the world. Zacapa is owned by Rum Creation and Products Inc. (RCP), who has recently signed a global distribution and joint marketing agreement with Diageo.

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