Rum Therapy’s Top 10 Rum Recipe Posts of 2016


It’s become a Rum Therapy annual tradition to summarize the 10 Most Visited Rum Therapy Island Blog Posts of the year and then follow it up with Rum Therapy’s Top 10 Rum Recipe Posts. Kind of like the iconic Dick Clark New Years Eve Countdown, but, well, you don’t have to stay up as late!

Ironically, the top 3 most viewed drink recipes are the same as 2015! Guess everybody really likes a good Bahama Mama, Painkiller and Caribbean Rum Punch.

So now, without further adieu, we present the countdown of Rum Therapy’s Top 10 Rum Recipe Posts of 2016:

#10 Coconut Rum Punch

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A delicious combination of tropical flavors that will make you feel like your sitting with your toes in the sand. The recipe makes 4, but you can easily double or triple for a larger batch.
Coconut Rum Punch Recipe

#9 Mai Tai

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This one may have been catapulted onto our 2016 list after we posted (many) photos of the Mai Tai’s we enjoyed on our trip to Maui & Lanai. The recipe is for a traditional version of the Mai Tai, but we found that every tiki bar and restaurant that we visited added their own special twist – such as pineapple juice (it is Hawaii!), a couple drops of grenadine and, of course. a garnish of flowers.
Mai Tai Recipe

#8 Dark Mojito
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Well, this one was a bit of a surprise. Not so much that a mojito made the list – why wouldn’t it? But that it wasn’t the Perfect Mojito! The combination of brown sugar and a good dark rum in the Dark Mojito really is a good one though… If you’re a mojito lover, you might want to check out these 10 Mojito Variations as well!
Dark Mojito Recipe

#7 Authentic Rum Punch

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A more “authentic” Caribbean recipe version of  Rum Punch which uses the rhyme: 1 of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong, 4 of weak. Usually not as sweet as the juice heavy Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe (see #1), but absolutely rumlicious!
Authentic Rum Punch

#6 Dirty Banana
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We first sampled this creamy rum cocktail in Jamaica years ago, yet the delicious taste is still fresh on our minds…
Dirty Banana Recipe

#5 Rum Runners

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Some are frozen, some on the rocks. Some have an orange hue, some are reddish – but one things for sure – Rum Runners are delicious.
Rum Runner Recipe

#4 Bushwacker

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An adult milkshake if we’ve ever had one, this potent, creamy and delicious rum cocktail is quite popular in the Virgin Islands. Don’t let the cold and creamy taste fool you into thinking it’s a milkshake though – this is one strong (but tasty!)beverage.
Bushwacker Recipe

#3 Bahama Mama

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Oh my goodness, this one packs a punch with 3 different rums and Kahlua, but my oh my – it tastes great. Find this popular tropical cocktail recipe here:
Bahama Mama

#2 Painkiller

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Given its popularity, it’s not a big surprise that the Painkiller made the Rum Therapy Top 10 list again! It’s easy to make and the taste will surely remind you of relaxing in the sun and sand on your favorite island (maybe Jost Van Dyke?)
Painkiller Recipe

And the number one most searched recipe on our site for the 2nd year in a row?

#1 – Caribbean Rum Punch!

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Caribbean Rum Punch differentiates itself from an “Authentic Rum Punch” in that a variety of fresh fruit juices can be used, creating tastes that can vary immensely depending on the combination. The recipe calls for orange and pineapple juice, but why not try mango or papaya for a completely different taste?
Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe

Be sure to watch for even more rum recipes in the coming year on our site and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see videos on how to easily create some of our favorite rum drinks.

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5 Warm and Toasty Winter Rum Drinks

Baby it’s cold outside….and it will be for a while now given the first actual day of winter (the Winter Solstice) isn’t until December 21. Here’s a few warm and toasty rum drinks sure to warm you right up. Maybe they’ll make the cold weather a little easier to take. Well, it’s worth a shot…

Rum & Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Rum and Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Hot Rum & Chocolate Coffee

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Hot Rum & Chocolate Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum

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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

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Apple Cider with Spiced Rum Recipe

Gingerbread Rum Latte

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Gingerbread Rum Latte Recipe

Stay warm friends!

 

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4 Delicious Recipes to try on National Rum Punch Day!

 Happy National Rum Punch Day! In case you feel like celebrating (or just need a good recipe in the future), here are 4 delicious recipes to try on National Rum Punch Day. Let us know which one is your favorite!

1. Authentic Rum Punch

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1 of sour, 2 of sweet

3 of strong, 4 of weak
Find out what that means in this
Authentic Rum Punch Recipe


2. Caribbean Rum Punch

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Use the juices listed, or create your own signature Rum Punch by changing up the flavors!
Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe


3. Coconut Rum Punch

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If you like the taste of coconut, you’ll love this one!
Coconut Rum Punch Recipe


4. Pineapple Rum Punch

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Two less ingredients than the Coconut Rum Punch and you can substitute a gold rum for the Coconut Rum. Less ingredients = more pineapple taste! Mmmm…tropically delicious!

Pineapple Rum Punch Recipe


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Boozy Banana

We recently received a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum and looked to the Blue Chair Bay Recipe Page for a little “rumspiration”! Everything looked delicious, of course, but one recipe stood out and so we gathered the ingredients and gave it a try. The recipe? A Boozy Banana – easy, cold and tropically delicious! Excuse me while I go make another…

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Boozy Banana

(from the Blue Chair Bay Rum website)
(makes 1)

2 oz. Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum
4 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. cream of coconut
1 oz. orange juice

Add all ingredients in a shaker filled with a few ice cubes/ Shake and strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherry and orange wheel.

 

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Rum Therapy’s Top 10 Rum Recipe Posts of 2015

We recently posted the Rum Therapy Top 10 Island Posts of 2015, and are following up with the top rum recipe posts of the year. As with the top island posts, we never know which recipes will make the top visited posts of the year and there are always a few that surprises.

Here are the 10 most visited Rum Therapy Rum Recipe Posts of 2015, starting at the bottom and working up to #1. Which recipes have you tried?

10. Nilla Killa

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The Nilla Killa brings back good memories for us. During our first trip to White Bay, JVD and the Soggy Dollar, as we jumped in the water to swim ashore, our captain told us to be sure and sample a Nilla Killa, which of course, we did. Apparently others have enjoyed a Soggy Dollar Nilla Killa, making this recipe one of the top visited recipes of the year.
Get the Nilla Killa Recipe here.

9. Banana Daiquiri

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Can’t beat the taste of this delectable Caribbean rum cocktail and we’ve had the pleasure of sampling a few good ones, including the extremely tasty ones served at Saba Rock Resort in the BVI. Find the recipe here:
Banana Daiquiri

8. Miami Vice

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 How can you beat the taste of a Strawberry Daiquiri intertwined with a Piña Colada? Exactly. Probably why the Miami Vice recipe was one of the top visited of the year. Find the recipe here:
Miami Vice

7. Lime in de Coconut

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This frozen concoction screams tropical umbrella drink, in or out of a coconut! Find the recipe here:
Lime in de Coconut

6. Dirty Banana

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The flavor of fresh banana mingled with dark rum and coffee flavored liqueur will remain etched in your mind, long after your Jamaican vacation! Recipe here:
Dirty Banana

5. Bushwacker

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Bushwackers’s. Delicious. We sampled our first Bushwacker atop Paradise Point in St. Thomas many, many years ago and were pretty much hooked. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Chocolate, rum and the amazing overlook of Charlotte Amalie – wow, paradise. Apparently others are hooked too…Find the recipe here:
Bushwacker

4. Frozen Rum Runners

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Yes, we love Rum Runners and the best one we’ve ever had was actually in the very non-tropical (but gorgeous!) South Lake Tahoe, California on the beach at The Beacon. We haven’t been able to exactly replicate the taste of the Rum Runners at the Beacon, but this recipe is delicious non-the-less:
Frozen Rum Runner

3. Bahama Mama

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Oh my goodness, this one packs a punch with 3 different rums and Kahlua, but my oh my – it tastes great. Find this popular tropical cocktail recipe here:
Bahama Mama

2. Painkiller

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The fact that the Painkiller made the list is no surprise, really. This delicious tropical rum delight can be found in nearly every restaurant and bar in the Virgin Islands – and other regions as well. It’s easy to make and the taste will surely remind you of relaxing in the sun and sand on your favorite island…Recipe here:
Painkiller

And the number one most searched recipe on our site for 2015?

#1 – Caribbean Rum Punch!

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Caribbean Rum Punch differentiates itself from an “Authentic Rum Punch” in that a variety of fresh fruit juices can be used, creating tastes that can vary immensely depending on the combination. The recipe calls for orange and pineapple juice, but why not try mango or papaya for a completely different taste? Find the basic recipe here:
Caribbean Rum Punch

Be sure to watch for even more rum recipes in the coming year on our site and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see videos on how to easily create some of our favorite rum drinks.

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Thanksgiving Pie Recipes with Rum

What Thanksgiving pie do you prefer? Pumpkin or Apple? Well, whichever you prefer, here are two rum inspired pie recipes that may just make you want both. Just skip the mashed potatoes and go for it!

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Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie. Seriously great. Get the recipe here.

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Pumpkin Rum Pie with Rum Flavored Whipped Cream. Oh so pumpkiny good. Check out the recipe here.

Apple vs. Pumpkin has been a debate in our house around Thanksgiving for a long time, but let me tell you, there wasn’t a crumb of pie left in either plate after we got done with these two. Let us know which one is your favorite!

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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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Superbowl 2015 Rum Drinks

Got a team in the big game or just looking for an excuse to get together and have a great party? Either way, here are two easy frozen rum drink recipes named after the teams in the 2015 Superbowl – the Seahawk Slammer and the Patriot Punch!

Trying to make use of each teams colors, we made the Patriot Punch drink red and added a garnish of blueberries. The Seahawks drink is blue with a pop of green lime slice on the edge. Mix ’em up ahead of time and put them in the freezer so you don’t miss a minute of the game! Cheers!

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Patriot Punch and Seahawk Slammer

Patriot Punch
(makes 3 – 8oz. glasses)

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. grenadine
2.5 oz. overproof rum (we used Cockspur Overproof Rum)
8 oz. lemon lime soda (we used 7-up)
8 oz. ice
blueberries for garnish

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more ice if needed. Pour into 8 oz. glasses and garnish with blueberries.

Seahawk Slammer
(makes 3 – 8oz. glasses)

8 oz. lemon lime soda
(we used 7-Up)
2 oz. blue curacao
2.5 oz. overproof rum (we used Cockspur Overproof Rum)
squeeze of lime juice
8 oz. ice
lime slice for garnish

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more ice if needed. Pour into 8 oz. glasses and garnish with a slice of lime.

We made the Seahawk Rum Slammer last year as an unfrozen drink. To see the recipe, check out this link: Superbowl Rum Drinks 2014


Remember to lways drink responsibly.

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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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Papa’s Pilar Bitter’s & Blonde

Papa’s Pilar, the new super-premium rum inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s spirit of adventure. Both the Dark and Blond are award winners and we’ve recently had the pleasure of sampling both.

“Papa’s Pilar is the only rum supplier utilizing a solera that contains rums of various ages and sources of supply – each unique in their own right, ” said Jay Maltby, lead master blender, Papa’s Pilar. “This exclusive process creates a one of kind liquid that is singular in its creation and final product.

Although we enjoyed both the Dark and Blonde over just a piece of ice, we thought we’d give a couple of recipes a try. This is the first one we’ve tried – and thoroughly enjoyed!

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Bitter’s & Blonde
(makes one – we doubled the recipe below for the tall glass)

1.5 oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum
3 oz. Ginger beer
Angostura bitters
Lime Wheel garnish

Build over crushed ice. Top with a few drops of Angostura bitters. Garnish with lime wheel.

(Recipe by Bryan Dayton)

To find out more about Papa’s Pilar Dark & Blonde Rum,
Check out their website:
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and Facebook page:
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