Christmas Spiced Rum Sour Recipe

By Timo Torner / Last updated on March 20, 2023

This Christmas Rum Sour recipe is everything you want from a festive cocktail. It's elegant, slightly boozy, and full of Christmas spices.
Christmas Rum Sour Cocktail

Our Christmas spiced Rum Sour is a combination of dark Rum, freshly squeezed lemon juice, homemade syrup, and one egg white. 

And if you get the balance of the different ingredients right, I promise once you have tried this recipe, you will want to make it again and again.

Our favorite Christmas Cocktail

We've tasted various Christmas cocktails during the last few years. None were as delicious as this one. It is boozy, full of flavor, sweet, sour, and tastes like Christmas in a glass. 

So, if you are looking for a Christmas cocktail for your next Christmas party or family gathering, you found it. Here it is, and it won't disappoint.

Rum for this Christmas Sour Cocktail 

Perhaps you already know that Sour Cocktails are among the most popular kinds of mixed drinks. They consist of lemon juice, simple syrup, and a base spirit. - For the classic Rum Sour, that's usually aged Rum. And the same goes for this Christmas version.

Havana Club Añejo Especial is our favorite and awesome value for money. Yet, if you have another favorite brand, that works just as well. -It should be an aged expression, though, and also no spiced Rum. After all, the flavors should not overpower the Christmas syrup.

Homemade Christmas syrup

Mulled wine is delicious and one of the best things about winter. And bringing the Christmasy taste of mulled wine into a Christmas syrup is fun and super easy. 

All you need is red wine, sugar, oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, a splash of Rum, and a few drops of Angostura bitters. Just follow the steps in our mulled wine syrup recipe, and you get a great ingredient with minimal effort.

Should you prefer the taste of Glögg, the Scandinavian version of mulled wine, you can also consider adding cardamom to the mix.

Egg white, yes or no?

If you've never tried a cocktail with egg white foam, you might find the idea weird at first. But it's actually a common practice and doesn't change the taste, just the texture.

It is optional, but it really takes the cocktail to the next level. It makes the texture much creamier, which is especially perfect for the Christmas Rum Sour. 

Vegans can use aquafaba instead of egg white. It is also neutral in taste and works equally well.

Christmas Rum Sour Recipe

This Christmas Rum Sour relies on our homemade mulled wine syrup and on the warm flavors of dark Rum. Also, the lemon juice should be freshly squeezed and not a bottled version to make this cocktail perfect.

For more festive drinks, check out this overview of our favorite Christmas Cocktails.

Christmas Rum Sour Cocktail

Christmas Rum Sour

A festive version of the classic Rum Sour
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Christmas Cocktail, Rum Cocktail, Rum Sour
Servings: 1
Calories: 260kcal
Cost: $2.50


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Hawthorne Strainer
  • 1 Jigger


  • 2 oz Havana Club Añejo Especial
  • 0.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Homemade Christmas syrup
  • 1 Egg white


  • Put ice cubes in a Whiskey tumbler or similar glass and let the glass chill.
  • Put the ingredients in the Cocktail Shaker and dry shake (no ice) for about 10 - 15 seconds. Make sure to close the shaker tightly.
    2 oz Havana Club Añejo Especial, 0.75 oz Fresh lemon juice, 1 oz Homemade Christmas syrup, 1 Egg white
  • Add Ice to the shaker and shake again for another 15 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass and wait a few seconds untile the foam is set.
  • Garnish your cocktail with a cinnamon stick, star anise and a slice of dried orange. Cheers!


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.55g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 89.75mg | Potassium: 145.25mg | Sugar: 22.18g | Vitamin C: 9.36mg | Calcium: 39.5mg | Iron: 0.23mg
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9 comments on “Christmas Spiced Rum Sour Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This is not the first rum sour I made but by far the best one I ever tried! Thanks for posting

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