Island Delight

Last weekend I ordered a delicious looking tropical concoction with rum that the bartender called an “Island Delight”. Despite attempts to get the exact recipe before leaving, he would only divulge that it contained OJ, Piña Colada Mix, Malibu Rum and Grenadine. We went back to the office and gave it a couple of “shots” and think we came up with a pretty tasty  mix.
Enjoy, ’cause after all, who couldn’t use a little Island Delight?

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Island Delight
(makes 1)

2 oz. Coconut Rum
2 oz. Piña Colada Mix
2 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Grenadine
.5 to 1 c. ice
Orange slice

Mix rum, piña colada mix, orange juice and ice in a blender until thick and frosty. Pour into a glass. Add grenadine and mix in just slightly. Garnish with an orange slice.

 

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Dirty Banana

The first time I experienced a drink called the a Dirty Banana was in Jamaica after spending the day on a Cool Runnings Sail to Dunn’s River Falls. The sail offered endless pours of rum punch and to be honest with you, by the time someone ordered a Dirty Banana cocktail for me later that evening, I was nearly rummed out for the day. I know, what a lightweight. However, the lovely flavor of fresh banana mingled with dark rum and coffee flavored liqueur remained etched in my mind.

Recently one of our Facebook friends asked if we could dig up a recipe for a Dirty Banana that she had enjoyed during a recent vacation to Jamaica. There were many recipes available on the web, but after a bit of testing and tweaking, we settled on the taste of the recipe below. We sprinkled the top of the drink with cinnamon, but allspice could be used as well as a floater of Tia Maria! Enjoy a taste of Jamaica, mon!

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Dirty Banana
(makes 2 servings)

2 oz. Tia Maria
2 oz. dark rum
2 oz. rum cream liqueur
4 oz. milk
1 oz. simple syrup
3/4 banana
Ice

Fill blender 3/4 way with ice and all ingredients. Blend until thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle the top with cinnamon, allspice or nutmeg or add a floater of Tia Maria.

 

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Strawberry Rum Sundae

Ironic, isn’t it, that National Relaxation Day comes one day before National Rum Day! Combine the two and it seems as if you have a recipe for Rum Therapy! Here’s a recipe idea for National Relaxation Day.  Creamy, smooth and summery – so refreshing!

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Strawberry Rum Sundae
(makes 2)

3 1/2 – 4 oz. Cruzan Strawberry Rum
1 1/2 cups of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1 cup ice

Blend rum, ice cream, strawberries and pineapple juice in a blender until smooth. Add ice, blend until thick and smooth. Add more ice if needed for thickness. Pour in glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry slices.

Two additional options –
1. Drizzle top of the drink with chocolate syrup.
2. Fill straw with 1/8 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum

recipe by Rum Therapy

 

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