The Appleton Spiced Ice Tea Cocktail Recipe

Appleton Estate Rum is said to be Jamaica’s finest. That’s an arguable statement, but don’t they say things get better with age?

Appleton Estate has been handcrafting rums since 1749. Located in the heart of the country’s sugar cane belt, it is the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica. Which translates into, they know what they’re doing.

A couple weeks ago I picked up a bottle of the Appleton Estate Reserve. Nothing fancy, just wanted a bottle for the collection. I’ve been sipping and enjoying it thoroughly, but now it’s time to whip up an oh-so-good Boat Drink cocktail with it. Time for the Appleton Spiced Ice Tea.

Appleton Spiced Ice Tea recipe

  • 2 oz Appleton Estate® Jamaica rum
  • 1 can Lipton® iced tea
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Ice cubes

Pour 2 oz. Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum into a pint glass filled half way with ice. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, then fill the rest of the glass with iced tea. Stir and garnish with lemon wedge. Then raise your glass and toast.

Enjoy the cocktail and enjoy the rum Castaways, life is better with a boat drink in hand always.


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By |2011-06-22T10:26:17+00:00June 22nd, 2011|Boat Drinks, Rum|3 Comments

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  1. erieislandgirl June 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    We are definitely trying this recipe . . . spent a week in Jamiaca this past winter and we’ve been drinking appleton’s ever since! Getting ready to spend a week on our boats – island hopping around Lake Erie – and starting to plan our “drinks of the day”. This will probably make the list – many thanks. Happy days!

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    RumShopRyan June 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Have fun on the lake and let me know how you like the drink recipe! Cheers mon!

  3. Chris July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This drink is delicious and great refresher on a hot day. Here’s a couple of variations I tried. First, try adding some mint leaves if you make the drink as is. don’t just lay them on top as a garnish, add in with the rum and stir after adding ice-or use a cocktail shaker to mix it. Also, if you make your own tea, you can try using the 6-8oz as an “Arnold Palmer”.
    We also mixed it with Trader Joe’s Organic Iced Tea/Lemonade. Don’t forget to stir in the mint leaves and you’ve got yourself a nice refreshing boat drink, or resort drink. Cheers!

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