by | Oct 14, 2021 | Cocktail Making, Recipes

If you’re throwing a Halloween party this year (let’s face it, we’re using any excuse for a get together lately!), why not spice up your night with a devilishly good Spooky Spiced Rum Punch? It’s the perfect way to use up any pumpkins you may not have gotten round to carving – and frankly, a much better use in our opinion!

Whilst this is an alcoholic punch (obvs), pumpkin punch bowls do make a great centre piece for a kids party too – simply carve out the flesh, discard, pour in your drinks recipe of choice and pop a ladle in. Just make sure you don’t muddle up the rum punch for your kids party…


INGREDIENTS (serves 4)

  • 50ml Queen Cleo Rum

  • 50 ml Triple Sec

  • 200ml pineapple juice

  • 150 ml ginger ale

  • 1 large orange

  • 1 lime


  1. Pop some ice into a cocktail shaker
  2. Add 50ml of Queen Cleo Spiced Rum, 50ml of Triple Sec and a squeeze of lime. Shake.
  3. Carve out the flesh from your pumpkin so that you have a clean punch bowl and add ice
  4. Pour the rum, triple sec and lime juice over the ice
  5. Add pineapple juice and ginger ale and stir
  6. Add a squeeze of fresh orange and garnish with fruit.

If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could always add some little jelly spiders or strawberry bootlaces into the punch bowl for that extra spooky touch. Or, you know, just drink it…

We understand it’s not always easy to get ALL of your friends and family together for a party at this time of year – so why not try a virtual party? Parties last an hour, so much easier to fit into busy pre-Christmas calendars. We host your online party with lashings of gin, rum or cocktails! Our virtual tasting experiences can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home! Contact us today to organise your virtual tasting experience.

What better way to celebrate Pride month than with a deliciously boozy rainbow cocktail! 

Wolverhampton Pride loved this cocktail.  Lots of you asked us to share the recipe…..so here it is. 


The trick to this cocktail is getting the layers which takes a little bit of technique but mainly patience.

you’ll need

  • Ice
  • A tumbler 
  • A metal spoon
  • A small jug


  • 25ml white rum (we used Morvenna)
  • 25ml blue curacao (we used De Kuyper)
  • 100ml pineapple juice
  • 25ml Grenadine (we used Monin)


Add 25ml of grenadine to an empty tumbler.  Make sure that you don’t get any on the sides of the glass as you pour it in. 


Add ice to the tumbler.  This works best if you use a few cubes that will stack on each other which helps the different ingredients to stay separate. 


Slowly pour 100ml of pineapple juice over the ice.  Pouring it slowly will help to keep it separate from the grenadine so only a small amount mixes giving you an orange colour. 


Mix 25ml white rum and 25ml of blue curacao in a small jug. 


Take your metal spoon and very slowly pour the rum and curacao mix over the back of the spoon and into the glass.  The trick is to make sure that the edge of the spoon touches the edge of the glass and to keep the spoon at an angle so that it the mix pours over the back of the bowl of the spoon.  If you pour it slowly only a small amount will mix with the pineapple to give you a green colour. 


Decorate!  This doesn’t add to the flavour but does add to the fun and who doesn’t love a paper parasol? 



You can find our other cocktail recipes here.


After 4 years of being together we never thought that we would one day be in business together. Who knew where a simple text message could lead….

It all started with a conversation with Nicola at one of The Little Gin and Rum Company’s events in Leeds. Amy sent a message to Ian saying “Do you fancy buying a gin and rum company?” and the wheels were set in motion.



“As a sales professional travelling the UK and the world, I have made travelling and alcohol my thing.  With over 20 years experience supplying the hospitality industry with software and e-learning, I can’t wait to start sharing Queen Cleo Spirits with the industry I love.  You’ll usually find me with my favourite Queen Cleo Rum with ginger ale.”


“Where Ian loves sales, I love marketing and as a digital marketing trainer and professional public speaker, I always have a lot to say.  When Nicola and Emma started virtual events in lockdown, I jumped at the opportunity to talk about gin and rum and nearly 200 events later, I still love it.  Old Tom is my favourite tipple and I’ll even drink it neat with just a cube of ice and a squeeze of lime.”


Nicola and Emma have created a gin and rum legacy and we are honoured to take it into the future.   

We can’t wait to share our plans with you and we promise to make Queen Cleo proud. 

You know our favourite Queen Cleo drinks and we’d love to know yours.  Share them with us on Instagram #littleginandrumco.