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Best Strawberry/Rum Recipes

The sweet and fruity taste of strawberries pairs so well with rum in cocktails, and now that spring has finally sprung and strawberries are abundant in our produce sections, we thought it might be a good time to list some of our favorite strawberry and rum cocktail recipes. Which one is your favorite?Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri #2 Using Strawberry Rum

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Skinny Strawberry Rum Lemonade

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How to Make Your Own Strawberry Infused Rum


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Strawberry Infused Rum

We love cocktail recipes that combine berries and rum – especially strawberries, so we thought we’d try to make a batch of our own strawberry rum to use in some of our favorite strawberry + rum recipes.

The hardest thing about infusing rums is having the patience to let the process work. This one is no different. It takes between 2 weeks and a month to get the desired “strawberryness” so be prepared to wait a while to sample your creation – but, it’s worth it!

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Slice about 3 cups of fresh, ripe strawberries and put them in a clean jar that can be tightly sealed. Add enough light rum (we used Bacardi) to cover the strawberries plus about an inch and seal. Store the jar in a cool, dark place and gently shake once a day.

Test your infusion after about 2 weeks and if the taste is not as strong as desired, seal it back up and wait another week. Once happy with your results, use in your favorite strawberry rum cocktail recipes!

Strawberry Banana Colada

Like Piña Coladas? Add strawberries and banana and you’ve got a really tasty variation!

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Strawberry Banana Colada
(makes one)

2 oz. light rum
3 large, ripe strawberries
1/2 small banana
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. coconut cream
1 c. ice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy, pour into a glass and garnish with banana slices.

 

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Strawberry Daiquiri

A very popular and fruity frozen rum concoction. Can be made with frozen strawberries, but we like to use the nice fresh ripe ones. Here’s our version of this summery classic.

Strawberry Daiquiri
(makes one)

2 oz. light rum
5 large strawberries
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
.5 oz triple sec
Splash of orange juice
Splash of Sprite
1 c. ice

Skinny Rum & Lemonade

Would you like a refreshing rum cocktail with less sugar and calories? This might be just what your looking for!

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Skinny Strawberry Rum Lemonade
(makes one)

2 oz. Cruzan Strawberry Rum
4 oz. Crystal Light Lemonade
Sliced strawberries
4 to 6 blueberries

Mix Cruzan Strawberry Rum with the Crystal Light Lemonade. Stir in sliced strawberries and blueberries. Pour over ice. The result was refreshing and light with a nice blend of strawberry and lemon. And who knows, with all that fruit, it might even be good for you :)

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Pumpkin Bluff Beach, North Caicos

O.K. we admit it – we are just crazy about beaches. Something about the beautiful blue water and creamy white sand absolutely soothes our souls. We’ve been lucky to have seen some amazing beaches in our travels and this is one of the top on our list.

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Getting there:If you don’t like deserted beaches, with miles of undisturbed sugar soft sand, you should probably not read any further. We visited this one, Pumpkin Bluff Beach on North Caicos three times during our stay on the island, never saw another person – and LOVED the solitude…

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Pumpkin Bluff was not the easiest beach to find on North Caicos – perhaps the reason it was so isolated. In fact, we never saw a sign leading to Pumpkin Bluff and originally called it Shipwreck Beach because of the freighter shipwrecked
just off the reef. It wasn’t until  we returned home and located the beach on a map that we realized the name was Pumpkin Bluff. Still think we like Shipwreck Beach better!

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We’d recommend just getting a good map and exploring until you find it – it’s well worth it. Three Mary Cays on the right in the distance is a great place to snorkel.

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Pumpkin Bluff has very long expanse of beautiful white, soft sand and the water is shallow and clear for a long way out. The weather was calm and warm while we were in North Caicos and the swimming (and floating) were great!

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The Rum Therapy gang enjoying the beach all to ourselves…

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Amenities: none :)

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Recommended for:
swimming, anyone that enjoys a quiet beach experience. Take a picnic and your favorite rum drinks and enjoy the solitude.

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Other Turks & Caicos post that you might enjoy:

Rum Therapy in Turks and Caicos

Mudjin Harbour, Middle Caicos

 

Find Pumpkin Bluff Beach on our Turks and Caicos Map


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Calmos Café, St. Martin

Whether you just want to relax on the beach with your toes in the sand while sipping on your favorite beverage or to enjoy some tapas while watching the sun set over the bay, Calmos Cafe has you covered.

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Located right on the beach on the French side in Grand Case, St. Martin, Calmos Cafe serves everything from fine wines to tropical rum concoctions and tasty fresh, local food to go with it.

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We enjoyed some tapas along with a frozen rum drink called the Calmos (with peach and mango) and a Rhum Runner, all of which were excellent, but even more so as we enjoyed them while sitting just inches from the water while watching the sun set…

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The atmosphere is warm and quiet most nights, but if you’re looking for more excitement, plan to visit on the nights they have a live salsa or reggae band.

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Their motto: C’est La Vie – That’s life!

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We got there early one evening and it was relatively uncrowded, but as the evening wore on, more and more people arrived snapping up all the tables and seats by the shoreline.

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And why not. With good food and drinks and a view like this…

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So, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy some rum with a view while on St. Martin, Calmos Cafe will serve up that and much, much more.

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To find out more, visit their website here:
Calmos Cafe

More posts on St. Maarten/St. Martin that you might be interested in:

Sarafina’s Bakery, Marigot, St. Martin

Sunset Bar and Grill, St. Maarten

Karakter Beach Bar, St. Maarten

Le Galion Beach, St. Martin


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The Limin’ House, Tortola

Located high on a hill overlooking Soper’s Hole in West End Tortola, this beautiful Villa is aptly named. We enjoyed a short stay at the Limin’ House during our visit to Tortola last fall and enjoyed every limin’ minute of it.

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According to a definition given on The Limin’ House website, the word limin’, when used as a Caribbean verb means “To relieve from attention or effort; relax”.


From the moment you arrive, you know this place will be something special.

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With grand wooden entrance doors and lush tropical landscaping, you feel like you’re entering your own tropical hideaway.

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The Limin’ House has 4 very private bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10, making it an ideal getaway for families as well as up to 4 couples. All bedrooms are air conditioned and have their own private balcony or patio.

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Master Bedroom

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Private Balcony in Master Bedroom

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Bedroom #2

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Bedroom #3

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Bedroom #4 also has its own kitchenette

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One of two very private outdoor stone showers

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Well appointed kitchen…

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….and barbeque grill, but if you don’t feel like cooking in, The Limin’ House is just minutes away from good restaurants, bars and shopping.

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There’s a wonderful pool

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And pool bar

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There’s lots of comfortable open air living area with plenty of space to spread out and relax.

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And when the sun starts to set, grab a seat a get treated to a spectacular sunset view…

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The Limin’ House Villa is available as a vacation rental while on Tortola. If you are interested in finding out more about this spectacular accommodation, contact Susan at (941)-358-8907 or (941)-735-6220, Eastern Standard Time or Email at limin[email protected]
Website: http://www.liminhouse.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiminHouse


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Strawberry Mojito

Mmmm…Strawberry Mojitos. An excellent treat for summertime or anytime you just need a taste of something that reminds you of summer!

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(makes one)

2 oz. light rum
4 ripe strawberries
5 – 6 mint leaves
2 oz. raw sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime
Club soda

Muddle the strawberries, mint leaves and raw sugar. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass and add the rum. Fill the glass with ice, then top off with soda water. Lightly stir and garnish with mint.

You might also be interested in this:
Strawberry Mojito made with Cruzan Strawberry Rum

Find more recipes with strawberries and rum here: Best Strawberry and Rum Drink Recipes


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Rum N’ Root Beer Float

Oh my gosh. We’ve been in love with rum and root beer since our post on Dirty Pirate Poptails. We’ve been wanting to try rum and root beer in a root beer float, and just happened to have the time (and ingredients) to try it out last weekend. Well I’m pleased (and a bit dismayed, ’cause we’ve gained a pound or two while experimenting) to announce that we’ve come up with an amazing, stellar and incredible combination for this very adult version of a Root Beer Float. Hope you enjoy it – just remember, although big on taste, it’s unfortunately not short on calories! (but who’s counting….)

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Rum N’ Root Beer Float
(makes one)

Vanilla Ice Cream
Root Beer made with cane sugar
(we used Virgil’s Root Beer – Hansen’s Root Beer is also very good)
2 oz. Dark Rum
(we released the Kraken for this one)

Fill a tall glass with several healthy scoops of vanilla ice cream, pour in the dark rum and top off (slowly as it foams up) with the root beer. Kick your feet up and enjoy!!

 

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