DIY Spicy Rum!

DIY – it’s everywhere in this day and age!  Especially when it comes to eats and drinks.  We’ve entered an age of local fare trumps mass market and chain store goods.

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Now, you too can put your talents to work by making your own Spicy Rum for the holidays!  It’s simple and tasty:

  • One fifth of dark rum
  • 20 star anise crushed
  • 20 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 dried guajillo chile (or another medium heat variety you are fond of)
  • 2 dried vanilla beans, split
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT the honey.  Stir to combine and get the flavors starting to permeate the rum!

Pour into a glass jar and seal.  Find a dark spot and store the jar for 1 – 2 days, until the mixture has a deep smell of the spices and chili.

Strain the mixture (Don’t press the solids for this recipe). Stir in the honey.  Seal in a clean glass jar and store in a dark place for up to 1 year.

Homemade Spicy Rum

Homemade Spicy Rum


This recipe is compliments of Andrew Schloss, Homemade Liqueurs & Infused Spirits.  It’s my go to guide for making interesting beverages for entertaining friends and family.


Author: Terri Pierce

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