Christmas Rum Sour Cocktail

Christmas Spiced Rum Sour Recipe

By Timo Torner / Last updated on March 12, 2022 
This Christmas Rum Sour recipe is everything you want from a festive cocktail. It's elegant, slightly boozy, and full of Christmas spices.

Our Christmas spiced Rum Sour is a combination of Rum, fresh lemon juice, homemade syrup, and egg white. You have to balance the different ingredients carefully. But I promise once you have tried this recipe, you want to make it again and again.

Our favorite Christmas Cocktail

I tasted many different Christmas cocktails, but none was as delightful as this one. It's boozy, full of flavor, sweet, sour, and tastes like Christmas in a glass. 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.

The Classic Rum Sour Cocktail 

As you may know, a sour is one of the most popular types of cocktails. It always consists of a base spirit, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Sometimes barkeepers use a sour mix as a cheap replacement for lemon juice and syrup. You should avoid doing that because it can't compete with the real thing. If you want to know more about Rum Sour, have a look at our classic Rum Sour recipe post.

Homemade Christmas syrup

Mulled wine alone is already delicious. And bringing the Christmasy taste of mulled wine into a Christmas syrup is a fun process. I have my very own recipe to show you how to achieve the best results. But I have to warn you. The syrup is so delicious that you might not be able to stop making cocktails with it! - At least I can't. Btw., if you like the taste of Glögg, the Scandinavian version of mulled wine, you can also consider adding cardamom to the mix.

Christmas Rum Sour Recipe

This Christmas Rum Sour is based on our homemade mulled wine syrup. But it also needs a high-quality dark rum to work best. Our recommendation is Havanna club Anejo Especial. If you want to experiment a bit, replace the rum with your choice. But I recommend trying it with the Anejo Especial first to have a comparison.

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: 269kcal
Cost: $2.50


  • 2 oz Havanna 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.
  • 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: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.55g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 0.65g | Sodium: 176.75mg | Potassium: 445.25mg | Sugar: 71.18g | Vitamin C: 29.25mg | Calcium: 117.5mg | Iron: 0.68mg
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