5 Spring Rum Cocktails

Spring showers bring light, fruity and delicious rum cocktails? 

If you’re like us, when the weather finally starts to warm and winter fades away, we lean towards cocktails that are a bit lighter, fruity and refreshing. Here’s a list of 5 that will add a little “Spring” to your rum drink list.

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Light And Minty Cran Rum Recipe

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Skinny Strawberry Rum & Lemonade Recipe

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Mango Mojito Recipe

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Caribbean Mist Recipe

And finally, the Caribbean Rum Punch! We love this drink because we can add whatever juices we have on hand and it always seems to taste great!

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Caribbean Rum Punch

Cheers to Spring!

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Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri

One of the tastiest ingredients used in tropical drinks, in my opinion, is pineapple – fresh pineapple if possible! This frosty drink calls for 1.5 cups of pineapple per drink and for the best taste possible, we used a fresh pineapple cut into chunks. At least half of the pineapple used should be frozen for the creamiest effect.

This drink is considered a daiquiri, which traditionally are not overly sweet and just a bit tart due to the addition of  lime juice. If you like a sweet drink, cut back on the amount of lime juice and bump up the amount of simple syrup added. And if you like your drink even tarter, add more lime to taste!

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Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri

Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri
(makes one)

1.5 c. chunk pineapple (at least half should be frozen)
2 oz. white rum
2 tbsp. simple syrup
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 – 1.5 c. ice
pineapple chunks and cherry for garnish

Blend the frozen and fresh pineapple, rum, simple syrup and lime juice. Add ice and blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish with pineapple chunks and a cherry.


Other pineapple/rum recipes you might be  interested in:
Pineapple Rum Sorbet

Pineapple Breeze

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Friends Foto’s – A Drink in the Tropics

This weeks Friends Foto submissions left us thirsty and longing for time on a beautiful beach. It’s been so much fun seeing the tropics through your eyes. Thank you all for sharing your great pics.

Not only did we have the usual trouble of choosing which pictures to post (if we add too many, you wouldn’t be able to open the post!), but we also had a heck of a time picking the one to use for the cover. In the end we chose the one we did, not only ’cause it’s a great picture, but we kinda liked the explanation too :)

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Rum Drinks – Treasure Cay, Abaco by Cari Rioux

photo: Cari Rioux
My name is Cari Rioux and I took this picture when we arrived to our destination in Treasure Cay, Abaco.  We had a Goombay Punch, Pina Colada and a Bahama Mama!  The first of many different Rum Therapy’s on many different Cay’s.

 

The next two photos are from Carol Rocco who sent in 6 stunning photos of Drinks in the Tropics. When I asked about them, she said, “a year of living in the Caribbean makes for 10,000 awesome pics”. She and her husband had just returned from living on St. John for a year. You can check out their fun blog on their year in the Caribbean here: roccosinparadise.com

We picked two of Carol’s photos for this theme, although if we had room, we would have added them all!

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Stoli & Grapefruit in Dominica by Carol Rocco

photo: Carol Rocco
Stoli/Grapefruit – Made with fresh grapefruit picked right off the tree in Dominica!

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Cruzan by an infinity pool by Carol Rocco

photo: Carol Rocco
Cruzan infinity pool view on St John

Tony Dupuy

Rum Punch served in coconuts in Grand Bahama by Tony Dupuy

photo: Toni Dupuy
I took this pic at Paradise Cove, Grand Bahama. We had rum punch served right in the coconuts and drank them at this quaint little beach shack in the Bahamas! Elvis cut the coconuts fresh while we watched and mixed the rum punch himself.

 

The next two photos are from Carol Lassiter who also sent in a number of great shots. We especially like the first one, ’cause that’s the same look we have when we get a taste of our first rum drink on vacation!

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Drinks at High Tide, St. John by Colleen Lassiter

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Drinks in St. John by Colleen Lassiter

photo: Colleen Lassiter

Michelle-Tarbush

Lot 12 koozie on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico by Michelle Tarbush

photo: Michelle Tarbush
Location: Cozumel Mexico
Why it’s special:  We are from Dallas and a part of a group called “Lot 12”. Who get together for big Country/Tropical concerts (Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, etc) and tailgate. We missed the biggest concert of our time yesterday for George Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away concert with many artists. We ended up taking our Lot 12 koozie with us to the beach to take a picture and remind our Lot 12 Family we were thinking of them.

Kristi-Landis

Painkillers at The Beach Bar, St. John by Kristi Landis

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Painkillers (happy hour) at The Beach Bar on St. John

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Rum Punch in Cruz Bay, St. John by Lynn Mohamad

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This Rum Punch photo was taken in Cruz Bay, St. John.
Sitting and relaxing in one of the beach bars on the waterfront in Cruz Bay is always a special experience: great views, delicious tropical drinks, waves lapping on the beach a few feet away and beautiful sunsets.
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Beer in Nassau at Christmas by Joe O’Sullivan

photo: Joe O’Sullivan
It isn’t a great rum drink (the Goombay Smashes came later that week) but it was a great beer in Nassau at Christmas time.

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Great Mudslide at Iggies at Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas by Mark and Terry Webb

photo: Mark and Terry Webb
My family and I travel to the US and BVI as often as possible from 1 to 3 trips a yr.  We have a ritual of stopping as soon as we get the car rental to stop at a different location for a welcome to the Islands beverage. It is so much fun!!! We love the Islands!!  And the mudslides!!!

Thanks again for ALL submissions!

Watch for the last Friends Foto Theme to be announced this coming Sunday!

Rum Recipes for Summer BBQ’s

At last – BBQ and picnic season is almost here! Looking for some new and rummy recipes for the adults at an upcoming get together? We’ve listed just a few delicious ideas below. For some delicious rum drinks to go along with these tasty treats, be sure to check out our Rum Recipes by Category and Rum Recipe Picture Directory.


Watermelon Rum Freeze

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Watermelon Rum Freeze

Cold, refreshing and fruity – with a punch of rum of course! Make it in large batches and store it in the refrigerator for a cold summer party beverage!
Watermelon Rum Freeze Recipe


Piña Colada
Cupcakes

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Piña Colada Cupcake

Ahhh….Piña Coladas. The taste simply transports us back to the islands. With only 1/4 c. rum in the recipe, these tasty cupcakes don’t pack quite as much punch as the actual cocktail, but that means you can probably enjoy them anytime!
Piña Colada Cupcake Recipe


Rum Glazed Spare Ribs

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Rum Glazed Spare Ribs

A dark rum creates a delectable glaze for these spare ribs, which start cooking in the oven and finish off on the grill.
Rum Glazed Spare Rib Recipe


Mojito Jello Shots

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Mojito Jello Shots

Although not the easiest to put together, these little works of art are really yummy too. Don’t have enough time to make something this fancy? No problem – just pour into the plastic shot glasses – not quite as beautiful a presentation, but just as tasty.
Mojito Jello Shot Recipe


Dirty Pirate Poptails

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Dirty Pirate Poptails

Yum. These adult treats are cold, refreshing and rumlicious. Just right for a hot summer day.
Dirty Pirate Poptail Recipe


Frozen Mojito Pie

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Frozen Mojito Pie

And last – but certainly not least! Frozen Mojito Pie – my, oh my, oh my. I should’ve made two right off the bat. Creamy and cool with a refreshing taste of lime.
Frozen Mojito Pie Recipe


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Backyard Tea

Unfortunately we’re not on our favorite island swaying in a hammock this weekend, but we’re still looking forward to relaxing and enjoying a little Rum Therapy in our own backyard. We ran across this recipe from Sailor Jerry called “Backyard Tea” that sounds just like what we’re looking for – easy, cold, refreshing and spiked with some tasty Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

Backyard Tea - a Rum Drink
Backyard Tea
recipe: Sailor Jerry

2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum
1 part ice tea
2 parts lemonade

Add ingredients to an ice filled glass and garnish with slices of lemon.

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Backyard Tea
 
A refreshing summery drink! Mix up just one glass or a whole batch for a picnic or summer get-together.
Cuisine: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 1 part ice tea
  • 2 parts lemonade
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to an ice filled glass and garnish with slices of lemon.

Frozen Rum Concoctions

There’s booze in the blender and soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on…Jimmy B.

Nothing like a hot summer day to get ya thinking of a frozen concoction! If you think one might help you hang on this weekend, here are a few suggestions – with rum, of course!

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Coconut Lime Freeze

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Island Delight

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Pineapple Breeze

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Lime In De Coconut

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Strawberry Banana Colada

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Dirty Pirate Poptails
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Peach Daiquiri

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!

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Lemon Pomegranate Fizz

Light and refreshing and not too sweet – the perfect summer rum drink! Play with the ratio to make it just right for you. More pomegranate juice or lemon juice to increase the tartness, more lemon lime soda to increase the sweetness, or use diet lemon lime soda if you want to cut back on the calories! Ahhh…enjoy!

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Lemon Pomegranate Rum Fizz
(makes one)

1.5 oz white rum
1.5 oz pomegranate juice
.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
lemon lime or diet lemon lime soda
lemon slice for garnish

Add rum, pomegranate juice and lemon juice to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake lightly and pour in a short cocktail glass over crushed ice. Add lemon lime soda to fill to the top. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

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Champagne Mojitos

What a way to ring in the New Year! The delectable taste of a mojito topped off with some festive Champagne. This recipe makes 2 but it can easily be made into bigger batches. Prepare the mojito portion ahead of time and just add the Champagne right before serving so that you can enjoy the party too!

Happy New Year!


Champagne Mojitos
(makes 2)

1/2 c. simple syrup (make with equal parts sugar and water)
1/2 c. packed mint leaves, plus a few extra for garnish
2 small limes, cut into wedges
2/3 c. light rum
ice
Champagne or sparkling wine

In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the sugar and water just until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Combine the 1/2 c. simple syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges in a large glass and muddle well. Add the rum and stir gently.

Fill two Champagne glasses with cracked ice and strain in the mixture, filling the glasses about 2/3 full. Top it off with Champagne or sparkling wine, garnish with the mint and serve.

Watch how to make them here:


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Champagne Mojitos
 
What a way to ring in the New Year! The delectable taste of a mojito topped off with some festive Champagne.
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Recipe type: Holiday Drinks
Ingredients
  • ½ c. simple syrup (make with equal parts sugar and water)
  • ½ c. packed mint leaves, plus a few extra for garnish
  • 2 small limes, cut into wedges
  • ⅔ c. light rum
  • ice
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the sugar and water just until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Combine the ½ c. simple syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges in a large glass and muddle well. Add the rum and stir gently.
  2. Fill two Champagne glasses with cracked ice and strain in the mixture, filling the glasses about ⅔ full. Top it off with Champagne or sparkling wine, garnish with the mint and serve.

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