Pink Lemonade Mojito

Could it be? Is summer finally here? If so – it may be time to break out some refreshing summer rum drinks and this one would certainly fit that category. For this recipe, use cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, strawberry puree, cherry juice or grenadine to give the cocktail a light pink hue and delicious taste. Ahhh…such a refreshing summertime cooler!

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Pink Lemonade Mojito
(makes one)
recipe: Rum Therapy

2 oz. white rum (we used Bacardi Superior)
6 mint leaves
1 lemon (roll with your hand on a flat surface, juice, then reserve 1/4 peel)
club soda
1/2 to 1 oz. cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, strawberry puree, cherry juice or grenadine
1 tbsp. simple syrup
(depending on the red juice you use, you may need to add a little more or less simple syrup to taste)
mint leaves and a lemon slice for garnish

In a tall glass, add rum, mint, lemon peel and simple syrup and gently muddle. Fill glass with ice, then add your choice of red juice, and the lemon juice and top it off with club soda. Stir slightly. Garnish with a lemon slice and some mint leaves.

 

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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

Miami Vice

How to Make Your Own Strawberry Infused Rum


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10 Best Tropical Rum Drinks

Why is it that the taste of a tropical rum drink can sometimes transport us right back to a hammock on a beautiful beach or a great time with friends at one of our favorite beach bars? Still, whenever I taste a Piña Colada, I can close my eyes and almost feel a light sea breeze blowing while lounging on our boat in the evening during our first BVI sail….

We’ve put together a list of 10 Best Tropical Rum Drinks – those that we remember fondly from our past vacations in the sun. What tropical rum drinks would make your list?

1. Piña Colada

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Can’t remember the first one I sampled, but this is one frozen concoction of pineapple, coconut and rum is one that brings us right back to the islands…This one was enjoyed at The Top Of The Baths, Virgin Gorda.

Piña Colada Recipe

2. The Painkiller

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We sampled our first Painkiller when there was a Pusser’s in Cruz Bay on St. John many years ago…  It has now become one of our favorites and is available in MANY bars in the Caribbean – especially anywhere in the VI. Oh, it also has a pretty tasty cousin – The Nilla Killa!
Painkiller Recipe

3. Caribbean Rum Punch

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We’ve sampled SO many rum punches from tropical locales far and wide that we should be some kind of Rum Punch experts by now. Every place seems to have their own “secret” recipe, but can’t seem to find too many we don’t care for. The difference? The type of rum used and the different fruit juices. One word? YUM!
Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe

4. Frozen Rum Runners

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Just plain awesome. Nothing quite cools ya off as well as a Frozen Rum Runner on a hot tropical day. The non frozen variety are great as well, but the frozen ones, well, kinda like a slushee with a REALLY good kick!
Frozen Rum Runners Recipe

5. Bushwhacker

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Bushwackers’s. Oh. my. I sampled my first Bushwacker atop Paradise Point in St. Thomas many, many years ago and was pretty much hooked. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Chocolate, rum and the amazing overlook of Charlotte Amalie – wow, paradise.
Bushwacker Recipe

6. Bahama Mama

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Pretty much tastes like a tropical paradise! Rum, rum and more rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice AND Kahlua. Careful – this one packs one large tropical kick!
Bahama Mama Recipe

7. Mojito

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Well, if you’ve been following us long, you already know that we are nuts for mojitos. Pictured here is the Perfect Mojito (our favorite) although we’ve posted a ton of fruity variations that are all quite tasty! Check our post: 10 Mojito Variations for other delicious Mojito Recipes!
Perfect Mojito Recipe

8. Banana Daiquiri

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Creamy banana goodness mixed with rum? Ahhh… yes. Here’s one that we really enjoyed at Saba Rock Resort in the BVI. Maybe the great view had something to do with it??
Banana Daiquiri Recipe

9. Mai Tai

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Aloha! First sampled on a dinner cruise in Hawaii, this wonderful concoction brings back memories of swaying palm trees and the sound of the ukelele … Requires a few more ingredients than some of the other tropical rum drinks listed, but well worth it!
Mai Tai Recipe

10. Dirty Banana

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One of the most searched for recipes on our website, this Jamaican delight must be a favorite with many of you. Dark rum, Tia Maria and rum cream liqueur all mixed in with a tasty banana. Ya mon!
Dirty Banana Recipe


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Melon Mojito

Can you ever have too many Mojito Recipes? Of course not! Our favorite will always be the traditional Perfect Mojito, but during the summer, these fruity mojitos are perfect themselves – so sweet, light and refreshing!

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Melon Mojito

Melon Mojito
(makes one)

3/4 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur
1.5 oz. light rum
2 tbsp. Mint Infused Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
Juice of 1/2 lime
Club Soda
Fresh Honeydew Melon Balls

To a rocks glass, add the lime juice and mint infused simple syrup. Add the light rum and the melon liqueur. Add ice and melon balls and top off with the club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and lime.

Mint Infused Simple Syrup (from marthastewart.com)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Stems from 1 bunch of fresh mint

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water, and mint stems. Place over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool. Strain through a sieve. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

 

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Mango Mojito

Today we had a lovely ripe mango sitting on the countertop and so I thought I’d try it out in a mojito recipe. There were numerous mango mojito recipes on the web, so we tried a few, changed one up a little and came up with a winner!

We assembled the ingredients and began mixing, nearly drooling at the sweet aroma of the mango. Be sure you choose a ripe mango for this recipe for smooth consistency and the best taste. You may be able to substitute mango nectar for the actual mango, but the real fruit tasted delicious in this drink. We used Cruzan Mango Rum for the added sweetness and another shot of  mango taste, but a white rum can also be used. Makes a great summertime treat!


Mango Mojito
(makes 1)

2 oz. white rum or Cruzan Mango Rum (we used Cruzan Mango Rum)
3 – 4 oz. club soda
1 small very ripe mango, skin removed
1/2 lime
5 mint leaves

Blend the mango and rum in a blender and set aside. Muddle the mint leaves and juice of 1/2 lime. Add the club soda and rum/mango mixture. Add a bit more club soda if needed so that the mixture is not too thick. Gently stir. Pour over ice in a tall glass and stir again before serving. Garnish with mint.

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Mango Mojito
 
Makes one
Author:
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. white rum or Cruzan Mango Rum (we used Cruzan Mango Rum)
  • 3 – 4 oz. club soda
  • 1 small very ripe mango, skin removed
  • ½ lime
  • 5 mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Blend the mango and rum in a blender and set aside. Muddle the mint leaves and juice of ½ lime. Add the club soda and rum/mango mixture. Add a bit more club soda if needed so that the mixture is not too thick. Gently stir. Pour over ice in a tall glass and stir again before serving. Garnish with mint.


Watch how easy it is to make!

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