Archives for September 2011

Rum Sex On The Beach

Last week, while having an after-golf beverage with friends, one person in the group asked the bartender (Rum Therapist) to surprise her with a refreshing tropical beverage with rum. He returned a short time later with a frothy, cold, pleasantly colored beverage that he called “his” version of Sex On The Beach – using rum instead of vodka. She sipped the beverage, sighed, then declared that it may in fact be better than the “real thing”. What?? Either she was REALLY thirsty, or this was one magical beverage!!

We asked the bartender (Rum Therapist) for the ingredients and set out to re-create this rumgasmic drink on our own!

The ingredients (sans measurements) given were: Malibu with a splash of spiced rum, fresh squeezed orange slice, cranberry splash and some pineapple juice. After comparing his recipe with the “typical” Sex On The Beach recipe, we came up with our own version using rum. Better than the real thing?? Hmmm….we’ll let you be the judge of that!

Rum Therapy Sex On The Beach
(makes 1)

1.5 oz. coconut rum
splash of spiced rum
1 oz. peach schnapps
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. pineapple juice

Combine ingredients with ice, shake vigorously until frothy and pour into tall glass over ice. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Rum Glazed Spare Ribs

BBQ – Holiday Weekend – our house. We were in charge of the grub and drinks and started looking for something a little different. Cruzan Rum had posted a delicious looking Planter’s Punch recipe from St. Croix mixologist Jesse Card so we had the drink – what should we BBQ? We settled on a delectable looking rib recipe that called for rum and even though the recipe calls for the ribs to be cooked in the oven instead of on the grill, we finished them off with a few minutes on the grill for that good BBQ taste. We used Cruzan Black Strap in the rib recipe and well – it was a hit with the guests filling the house with an incredible deep rum aroma. Hope you’ll enjoy both the recipes as much as we did!

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Rum Glazed Spare Ribs

1 rack spare ribs (3 to 4 lb.)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup dark rum
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
Barbecue sauce, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Trim excess fat off ribs and brush both sides with vegetable oil. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, paprika, cumin, pepper and salt. Rub mixture evenly over ribs. Place ribs in a large roasting pan and pour in 1 cup water. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until tender, 1 1/2 hours.

2. In a small pan, mix rum, sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove foil from roasting pan, pour off all but 1/2 cup of liquid in pan and pour rum mixture over ribs. Return pan to oven and continue baking, uncovered, turning ribs several times and basting with liquid in pan, until meat starts to pull away from bones and is very tender, about 1 hour. Add a little water as necessary to prevent scorching.
3. If desired, place them on the grill for a few minutes, basting with the liquid from the pan or BBQ sauce.
4. Let ribs rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes. Slice into individual portions and serve hot with barbecue sauce on the side, if desired.

adapted from


Cruzan 9 Planter’s Punch

1.5 part Cruzan 9
1 part Cruzan Light
2 parts Mango Juice
1 part Pineapple Juice
1/4 part Grenadine


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Witty Words and Clever Comments

We hit 4,000 Facebook friends last night and want to say thank you to all our wonderful Rum Therapy friends! Less than a year ago we started our Facebook page with just a few random pictures and a tropical drink recipe or two, wondering if people would enjoy dreaming about islands, rum drinks and escaping as much as we do. Judging by the participation on our page we see that there are a lot of “like-minded” Rum Bums out there and we love the way you interact with us through your comments on our posts!

Some of your comments make us chuckle and some make us sigh, “oh, yeah”. To say THANK YOU, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite recent comments and give one random person one of our new Quiet Please – In Session T-shirts.
There were SO many good comments that it really was hard to narrow them down to a few favorites! We love hearing how some of our beach pictures and tropical drink recipes help transport you back to a relaxing vacation experience – even if for just a moment! The shirt winner had a comment that we felt was especially relevant to our company name “Rum Therapy” – I mean, combining pirate with a therapeutic term….

Thanks again! We appreciate ALL of our Rum Therapy friends!! Here are just a few of your wonderful comments:

Runners up:

Holly Richardson-Ross commented on the Aug 27 post:…give me a minute & you should see me come into the lower right of this pic! :)

“Only worry in the world” post Aug. 30 had several funny comments:
Karen Whited Haun’s worry was
….what if somebody finds me?
Jim Thielen apparently had many worries: 1. How long is my sun-block good for?, 2. How Do They Make the Ice out here? 3. Who is going to turn my chair for me so I can follow the sun’s rays.. 4. Does anyone have cell signal to order in Rum when we run out!

And the “out of focus” post Aug. 29 brought out the wittiness in several of our friends!
Allan Large:
I think I see some EKG readings in there … all that rum has you too excited.

John McBride: I think I saw that at a Crosby, Stills,and Nash concert 30 years ago…..

And the Quiet Please – In Session shirt goes to…drumroll please… Steven who taught us about a pirate psychoanalytical remedy!

Steven Bart Hetfield:  What you have to do is employ a little bit of regressive drinking therapy Rum Therapy.=) Try the shots you may be able to remember doing and drink them until you retrieve this level of consciousness. This is an old pirate psychoanalytical remedy.

The Quiet Please – In Session T is available in three colors and can be purchased here:
Be sure to check out our other awesome T designs, caps, shot glasses and Tropical Drink Recipes at