Nutmeg infused rum–spice things up!

The Caribbean island of Grenada has a fabulous nutmeg syrup that combines with rum and ginger ale to make their amazingly refreshing national cocktail.


  • 1 cup light rum
  • 2 whole nutmeg pods


  • Crack each pod into a few pieces.
  • Combine nutmeg and rum in an airtight jar and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for 7 days.
  • Pour through a coffee filter and store in a cool, dark place.


  • On the rocks
  • With egg nog, ginger ale, sprite, coke, or soda water
  • In a mojito, dark and stormy, daiquiri, or any rum drink calling for spiced rum

Tropical spice

Add first two ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.

Nutmeg rum liqueur

Combine all ingredients, mix well, and allow to rest at least 10 minutes before using. Store in a cool, dark place. Note: works great in the previous drink or mixed straight with soda water.

Tropical sunrise

Shake first two ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a splash.


About Dazed & Infused

Failed science major turned to creative writing which led to a job as a bartender hack turned mixologist turned book editor turned writer who then went on to the world of International Corporate Communications. This is a bit getting back to his roots--that would be booze & science & rambling.
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2 Responses to Nutmeg infused rum–spice things up!

  1. Eli Mather says:

    How ’bout nutmeg infused rum to make a painkiller! Sublime island drink with Rum Coconut, orange juice and nutmeg.

  2. Who's Whoo says:

    I don’t know why people don’t like to mix spices with alchohol. Nothing souks up the flavor better. Try adding 1/2 cup of cardamom, nutmeg. Psychtropic punch.

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