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Medjool Date Spiced Rum Cocktail

medjool date spiced rum cocktail
YIELD: 2 drinks

Cocktails, anyone? The rich sweetness of Natural Delights® Medjool dates pairs with orange bitters and rum in this refreshment.


  • 8 (1.5 ounce) shots spiced rum (equivalent to 1 ½ cups)
  • ½ cup Natural Delights Date Syrup (see Related Links below)
  • 6 dashes orange bitters
  • ice cubes
  • splash of club soda
  • (garnish) orange peel
  • (garnish) cinnamon stick
  • Optional apple twist for the fall season:
  • 3/4 cup apple cider (if using this option add more rum!)
  • (garnish) with 1 Honey Crisp apple cut crosswise


  1. In a cocktail shaker, shake the rum, date syrup, orange bitters and orange peel (add apple cider option) together.
  2. Pour the drink over ice cube filled glasses.
  3. Add a splash of club soda to each glass.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick and more orange peel (add apple slice option).

Related Links & Recipe Notes

Medjool Date Syrup Recipe


Note:  While drinking, occasionally stir with the cinnamon stick since the date syrup tends to settle to the bottom.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 489.1; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 12.9g; Potassium: 103.9mg; Carbohydrates: 21.3g; Fiber: 1.5g; Sugar: 15.4g; Protein: 0.5g; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 0%; Calcium: 1.1%; Iron: 2.1%

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.