Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum: 11 Easy Drinks

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Rum is an all-rounder alcoholic beverage that many people enjoy, and can be mixed with so many different ingredients to make a variety of flavors.

Our favorite is Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. This rum is a classic choice beloved by many!

With a premium blend of the finest Caribbean rum, crafted with adventurous spice and exotic flavors, this rum is the perfect companion in many drinks. 

Captain Morgan rum is named after an infamous 17th century Welsh privateer, known for buccaneering the colonies in the Caribbean islands.

So let’s live like the Captain, and find out how to enjoy this spiced rum like never before. 

Captain Morgan Rum

Although Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum is the firm favorite rum drink for many people, the company actually makes a wide variety of rums.

The brand offers the Original Spiced Rum, the Captain Morgan Gold, Captain Morgan White, Captain Morgan Dark rum and even a Tiki inspired Pineapple and Mango rum!

The rum is actually made by distilling it from sugarcane whilst it is still aging. Then, Caribbean spices are added to the blend to give it that spicy touch and kick of flavor.

With hints of cinnamon, vanilla and clove incorporated into the drink, this rum makes for a stunning beverage.

11 Easy Drinks To Make With Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

We all know how well Captain Morgan blends with coke, but when you combine it with other flavors and start making cocktails...there is a whole new world of taste to explore.

The Captain and Coke

Possibly the most famous power combo when it comes to Captain Morgan is the rum and coca cola.

We will show you how to make this simple yet satisfying mix with this easy recipe, even your parrot could make it!


  • 1 wedge of lime
  • 1 ½ oz. of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz. Cola
  • 1 glass of ice


  1. Fill your largest tankard or glass with lots of ice.
  2. Pour your 4 oz. of cola or coke into the glass.
  3. Then, add your shot of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum to the mix


Quick, a storm’s brewin’, all hands on deck! A hurricane is one of the most flavorful drinks, and a favorite among sea dogs and privateers alike.

For this one, you will want to mix Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum with a little dark rum too. 


  • 3 oz. of passion fruit juice
  • 2 oz. of sweet and sour mix
  • 3 oz. of mango juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • ½ oz. of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • ¾ oz. of Captain Morgan Dark Rum


  1. With a shaker, you will need to mix the passion fruit juice, mango juice and sweet and sour mix together.
  2. Next, add the Captain Morgan Spiced rum and dark rum to the shaker, and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a hurricane glass, and add some crushed ice, finishing it off with a wedge of lemon on the rim. 


The mojito is one of the most popular cocktails, and so you will need to have this recipe in your repertoire.

If anyone asks can you make them one, you say: aye aye captain!


  • 1 ½ oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. of lime juice
  • 2 oz. of soda water
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 10 mint leaves


  1. With a cocktail shaker, mix soda water, Captain Morgan spiced rum, lime juice and sugar together.
  2. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice and some mint leaves.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared glass and mix well. 
  4. If you are feeling adventurous, add a dash of tabasco for a fiery finish. 

Long Island Spiced Tea

We love a Long Island Iced Tea, so let’s add a little spice with our Captain!


  • ½ oz. cola
  • ½ oz. water
  • ½ oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.35 oz. of Gordon’s gin
  • 0.35 oz. of vodka
  • 0.35 oz. of Grand marnier
  • Ice cubes


  1. First, you will need to mix the alcohol together. Add your vodka, gin, grand marnier and Captain Morgan spiced rum into a shaker.
  2. Then, add your fresh lemon and lime juice with a little water and shake thoroughly. 
  3. Top it off with a little cola, and shake.
  4. Add some ice cubes into a tall glass.
  5. Pour the spiced tea into the tall glass and serve!

Rum and Pineapple

For a quick and delicious fix of rum, try mixing it with pineapple juice!


  • 4 oz. of pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • ½ oz. of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 1 slice of pineapple


  1. Add your pineapple juice and spiced rum into a tall glass.
  2. Throw in a few ice cubes and mix together the drink.
  3. Top the glass with a slice of pineapple for a fruity touch.

Captain’s Shandy

If you want to feel like a salty sailor yourself, try out this classic recipe for the Captain’s Shandy, first created in the 18th century. 


  • 0.8 oz. of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz. of lager
  • 1 ½ oz. of lemonade
  • 1 lime
  • Handful of ice cubes


  1. First, fill your cup with ice cubes.
  2. Next, pour in the lemonade, lager and Captain Morgan rum.
  3. Stir the mixture together, and top with a lime wedge.

Pina Colada

Sail away to an island paradise with this simple pina colada recipe!

Enjoy the fruitiness of the pineapple mixed with only the best Caribbean rum.


  • 2 ½ oz. of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. of coconut cream 
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 slice of pineapple 
  • 1 cherry to garnish


  1. With a blender, mix together your rum and pineapple juice with the coconut cream.
  2. Add a cup of crushed ice, and blend together with the mixture.
  3. Once smooth, pour into a tall glass, and top with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Captain’s Storm

Avast Ye! There’s a storm comin’.

Try out this mouth-tingling recipe for a Captain’s Storm!


  • 1 ½ oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 5 oz. of ginger ale
  • 1 glass of ice cubes
  • 1 lime


  1. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in your ginger ale, and top with Captain Morgan spiced rum.
  3. Stir the mixture together and garnish with a little wedge of lime.

Strawberry Daiquiri

If you want to feel whisked away to an island far away, then try this Strawberry daiquiri recipe!

For a refreshing beverage, you will need to try this one. 


  • 3 oz. of frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ oz. if Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 ¾ oz. of sweet and sour mix
  • 1 strawberry for garnish


  1. With a blender, you will need to add the frozen strawberries and crushed ice together, and blend until smooth.
  2. Add your sweet and sour mix with your Captain Morgan rum, and blend.
  3. Once completely smooth, pour into a martini glass and top it off with a strawberry on the side!

Captain’s Caipirinha 

For a little bit of sugar and spice, why not try the Captain’s Caipirinha? We have put a Caribbean twist on this cocktail, yet it is still super easy to make!

This tasty cocktail only takes three key ingredients: Captain Morgan Original Spiced, a little sugar and some lime wedges.


  • 1 ½  oz. (45 ml) of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 1 glass of crushed ice
  • 1 lime for garnishing (optional)


  1. You will need to place your three lime wedges in a small glass.
  2. Add the tsp of sugar and mix together.
  3. Then, pour in your Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and stir it together.
  4. Fill up the rest of the glass with some crushed ice.
  5. If you want, you can use another lime as garnish and set it on the side of the glass, and enjoy!

Pineapple Mule

You’ve tried the Moscow Mule, now is the time for a tropical twist!

With the spicy tang of Captain Morgan and the sweet zing of the pineapple, this mule is a force to be reckoned with. 


  • 1 ½ oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 3 oz. Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 glass of ice
  • 1 lime wedge


  1. First, fill up a glass with lots of ice cubes.
  2. Then, pour your Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum over the ice.
  3. Add in your 3 oz. of ginger ale or beer and stir together.
  4. Next, add your pineapple juice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Have a swashbuckling good time with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum!

You will be the toast of the town with your new, tasty recipes, all you need is a Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! 

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