This year for National Rum Day, we’re shining a spotlight on our irresistible rum drinks that are guaranteed to transport you to a sunkissed tropical paradise with every sip. Whether you’re a fan of classic rum cocktails, or are interested in exploring a new spirit this summer, our range of rum drinks perfectly showcase the rich and smooth flavours of spiced rum, so mark your calendars and join us in celebrating National Rum Day with our full selection of rum drinks and expertly crafted recipes 

Rum Drinks  

On August 16th, rum-lovers and adventurous liqueur enthusiasts all over the world will be enjoying the perfect excuse to indulge in new and exciting flavours of rum. If you are planning on gathering your friends for an evening of enjoying the rich, spiced tones of rum, then our award-winning SP Spiced Rum is an excellent, versatile choice.   

Rum, a spirit that has been enjoyed for centuries, has taken on many forms and flavours over the years, and here at The Sweet Potato Spirit Company, we are proud to be a part of this versatile spirits’ story. Our unique blend of rum combines fine sugar cane molasses with our best sweet potatoes, for a smooth and intense spirit that offers notes of ginger, treacle, lemon and warm spices for a uniquely delicious drinking experience.  

Our expert mixologists have crafted a range of recipes that captures the essence of this beloved spirit to make it easy for everyone to indulge in the divine taste of rum, so read on to find the perfect drink to showcase our unique flavours.  

SP Spiced Rum Mojito  

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Our unique and lively twist on this classic Cuban cocktail combines the zesty kick of our SP Spiced Rum with a refreshing base of mint, lime, and soda for the perfect summer cocktail.  

To make this cocktail, combine 50ml of our SP Spiced Rum with 100ml of ginger beer into a highball glass with crushed ice to create the base, before adding 20ml of fresh lime juice and 20ml of syrup to taste. To garnish, add a sprig of mint and 1 inch of chopped sweet red chilli circlets and serve with a clear straw.  

As the spiced rum already packs quite a punch as an intense flavour, be sure to use a separate knife and chopping board for the chillies so that the unwanted excess heat is not transferred to the drink. 

SP Spiced and Stormy

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When it comes to combining spirits with their perfect mixers, one combination stands out above all others: rum and ginger beer. Our SP Spiced Rum is a perfect match with the classic tang of ginger beer and zest of fresh lime, making it an ideal cocktail to spice up the summer nights.  

To make this refreshing drink, simply fill a highball glass with crushed ice and pour in 50ml of SP Spiced Rum and 100ml of ginger beer. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, garnish with a lime, and serve with an 8” reusable straw for a delicious and invigorating cocktail that is sure to impress. 

Spiced Rum Espresso Martini 

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To showcase the true versatility of this delicious spirit, why not try one of our favourite cocktails. Our Spiced Rum Espresso Martini is made with our SP Spiced Rum that delivers a clean and clear taste with warm notes that complement the smooth, creaminess of the coffee. In fact, this blend was so delicious that it inspired the creation of the SP Espresso Rum Liqueur, a must-try for rum enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike.  

Our espresso martini is made by combining 50ml of our SP Spiced Rum with 25-50ml of strong espresso shots in a shaker with cubed ice. Shake all ingredients together for at least 20 seconds, before double straining into a chilled coupe glass and garnishing with fresh orange peel and an optional chocolate wedge. 

SP Fresh Cake  

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If you have friends over for dinner this National Rum Day, why not give them the perfect after-dinner drink that is so delicious that it's like a dessert in a glass. Enjoy this cocktail on its own as a dessert, or serve with a side of vanilla ice cream or fresh fudge to complement the spiced tones of the cocktail.  

The recipe is simple - just measure 35ml of SP Spiced Rum, 25ml of Amaretto, and 10ml of fresh lime juice into a highball glass. Add cubed ice, stir until chilled, and garnish with a lime wheel, an orange twist, and a dash of Angostura bitters for an added touch of elegance.  

SP Spiced Orange & Bitters 

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Indulge in a zesty and refreshing drink that will tantalise your taste buds with every sip - the SP Spiced Orange & Bitters cocktail. This spicy and rich concoction is a perfect blend of SP Spiced Rum and a delicious, zesty Fentimans mixer for the perfect energising cocktail. 

Served in a highball glass filled with crushed ice and garnished with a juicy orange slice, this cocktail is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to the glass filled with ice, add 50ml SPS Spiced Rum, 100ml of Fentimans Mandarin & Seville Orange, and two dashes of Angostura Bitters. Garnish with a juicy orange slice and enjoy every perfectly spiced sip through an 8" reusable straw. 

SP Cuba Libre 

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If you love a rum and coke during the summer evenings, our SP Cuba Libra turns this understated and classic pleasure into a perfect blend that is bound to leave your taste buds tingling with delight.  

A mix of 50ml of SP Spiced Rum, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and 100ml of Fentimans Curiosity Cola, this drink is best served in a highball glass with crushed ice and a lime garnish. Stir it up and sip away through an 8” reusable straw. 

Fancy a Taste? 

All of our spirits, including our SP Spiced Rum, are available in 50cl bottles, with the option for a gift bag if you are planning to share your love of rum with your friends, or in 5cl miniatures. Stock up with a combination of our spiced rum and espresso rum miniatures ahead of this year's National Rum Day, or combine them with other miniatures from our range to build up your summer spirits collection.