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yellow cocktail in a rocks glass with crushed ice, star anise and cinnamon sticks

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) Cocktail

Amy Traynor
This winter tiki cocktail combines spiced rum, amaro, citrus and spice.
4.11 from 19 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 1/2 oz spiced rum (I used Merrymeeting Spiced Rum)
  • 1/2 oz Amaro Amorino
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz pink grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz ginger simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Hella Aromatic Bitters


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then open pour into a rocks glass.
  • Top with plenty of crushed ice, then garnish with cinnamon sticks, star anise, and an edible flower, if desired.
Keyword amaro, mele kalikimaka, rum,, spiced rum, tiki
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