Exuma Blue Lemonade

Have you ever tried an Electric Lemonade? An Exuma Blue Lemonade is similar to an Electric Lemonade except we substituted rum for the vodka and added a bit more sweet and sour mix for a slightly tarter taste. The color was so clear and blue that it reminded us of the beautiful water around Exuma, so we re-named the new rum version Exuma Blue.

Easy and really refreshing, this would be a good recipe to make in a larger batch!

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Exuma Blue Lemonade
(makes one)

1.5 oz silver rum
1 oz blue Curaçao
2 oz sweet and sour mix
lemon lime soda
lime slice and cherry for garnish

In a shaker, add the rum, blue Curaçao, and sweet and sour mix. Shake gently, then pour in a short glass with ice. Fill to the top with the lemon lime soda. Garnish with a lime slice and a cherry.


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Goombay Smash

We were recently alerted to the fact that we didn’t have a recipe for a Goombay Smash on our website by one of our FB rum friends and set out to find out a little more about it.

First of all, what’s with the name? Well the Goombay is the name of a drum sometimes used in Bahamian music. Makes sense. Smash? Drink one and I think you’ll figure it out…

Turns out that we can’t give you the actual recipe for a Goombay Smash, because, well, the recipe is a family secret. This potent and tasty rum drink was created by Emily Cooper of Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas and rumor has it, the actual recipe has never been divulged to anyone outside of the family. The recipe listed below was given to us by the same FB friend J.W., who feels the taste is pretty darn close to the ones he has enjoyed at Miss Emily’s, but even he says there could be some secret ingredient missing.

As far as the authentic version? I think a trip to the Bahamas and a little research at the Blue Bee Bar may be in order…

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Goombay Smash
(an approximate replication of the real deal!)
(makes one)

2 oz. Dark Rum

1 oz. Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Apricot Brandy
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice

Shake all ingredients over ice and until cold. Pour into rocks glasses over ice. Garnish with orange and a cherry, if desired.

Let us know if you’ve enjoyed a real Goombay Smash at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar!

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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….)

Rum 'N Root Beer Float
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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Lava Flow

Aloha! We enjoyed a Lava Flow on vacation in Hawaii a while back and loved the banana, coconut, strawberry (and rum of course!) taste. Because we add ice to the banana, coconut and pineapple mix, it makes a nice, light and frozen concoction. Close your eyes while you sip and you might even hear the palm trees rustling in the gentle Hawaiian breeze…

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Lava Flow
(makes one)

1 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. light rum
1 small banana (or half of one large)
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut cream
2 oz fresh strawberries (about 2 large)
1/2 c. ice

Blend the banana, pineapple juice, coconut cream and ice in a blender until smooth and frothy and save in a glass. Slightly blend the strawberries and rums in a blender and pour in a small hurricane glass. Slowly pour the banana, pineapple and coconut cream blend on top of the strawberry and rum mix and watch as the strawberry mix swirls up into the lighter mixture looking a bit like a lava flow! Garnish with a strawberry or slice of pineapple.

If you like the sound of this recipe, you might also like a Miami Vice

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Pineapple Breeze

Pineapple, Coconut Rum and Orange Juice – must be the recipe for something smooth and tropical! This tasty frozen concoction will keep you hanging on – at least for a little while!  Enjoy!

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Pineapple Breeze
(makes one)

1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. fresh pineapple (canned can be substituted, but fresh tastes SO much better!)
1/2 c. soda water or lemon lime soda (we used soda water for a little less sweet taste)
2 oz. coconut rum
1 c. ice
nutmeg

Put orange juice pineapple, soda, coconut rum and ice in a blender. Blend ’til smooth and frothy. (We left little bitty chunks of pineapple, ’cause that’s just how we roll!) Pour in a glass, garnish with pineapple and nutmeg.

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Coconut Old Fashioned

Ready for a classy new cocktail? This twist on a classic from the people at Cruzan Rum highlights the flavor of Cruzan Single Barrel with just a hint of coconut (using coconut water ice cubes!) and citrus. Great to serve during a small cocktail party!

Cruzan Coconut Old Fashioned
(makes one)

2 oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
1/2  oz. simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
Orange Peel
Coconut Water Ice Cubes (strain a can of coconut water into an ice cube tray and freeze for several hours)

Cut a wide swath of orange peel and lightly press it in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add rum, syrup and bitters. Now drop in a few Coconut Water Ice Cubes and stir gently.

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The Perfect Mojito

What makes a perfect mojito? When you look on the web, there’s more mojito recipes than you can shake a muddler at.  So what is it? The type of rum used? The amount of mint? The setting?

I had my first mojito in an airport. I know – odd place, but it was in the Miami airport on a layover for a flight to the Caribbean. We were in the mood to get the Caribbean party started and walked past a Bacardi kiosk with a very long line of people waiting for the only drink they were fixing…a mojito. We thought with that long of line the tropical concoction must be good, so we pulled up and eagerly waited to give a mojito a try.

We watched as the bartenders meticulously muddled the mint and lime, added simple syrup and the rum, poured it into a tall glass, added a little club soda and garnished with a stick of sugarcane. After shelling out $12.00 for each drink, we grabbed ours and eagerly took our first whiff. Ahhh…so minty and fresh smelling. After one sip, we were hooked and ended up purchasing an additional one or two before heading for our flight. Every time we find ourselves in the Miami airport now we go looking for that Bacardi Mojito Kiosk!

We’ve tried many recipes for mojitos since that first taste of one in the airport and truthfully, many are really good. But for some reason, the taste of that first mojito is the one that will always be our favorite and reminds us every time of the excitement we feel when heading south for vacation and a little Rum Therapy…

Mojito Rum Recipe
The Perfect Mojito
(makes one)

1 ½ oz BACARDI Superior Rum
Club Soda
12 mint leaves
½ lime
2 tbsp simple syrup
(1 tbsp sugar can be used instead of the simple syrup. If using sugar, muddle it in the first step with the mint leaves and lime)

Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves and 1/2 a lime. Cover with 2 Tbsp. of simple syrup and top with ice. Add 1 1/2 oz of BACARDI Superior Rum and top with Club Soda. Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of mint (and a stick of sugarcane if you can find it!)

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The Perfect Mojito
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ oz BACARDI Superior Rum
  • Club Soda
  • 12 mint leaves
  • ½ lime
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • (1 tbsp sugar can be used instead of the simple syrup. If using sugar, muddle it in the first step with the mint leaves and lime)
Instructions
  1. Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves and ½ a lime. Cover with 2 Tbsp. of simple syrup and top with ice. Add 1½ oz of BACARDI Superior Rum and top with Club Soda. Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of mint (and a stick of sugarcane if you can find it!)


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Coconut Lemon Martini

Summertime and lemons go together like a beach and rum! Here’s an excellent rum martini recipe using a bit of lemonade and a squeeze or two of fresh lemon. Pair that with the sweetness of coconut rum and the taste kind of reminded me of those sweet and sour candies that we used to have as kids. Goes down way to smooth and will have you smacking your lips for another – but beware of tee many martooni’s!  Enjoy!

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Coconut Lemon Martini
(makes one)

1.5 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. vodka (use the good stuff for a smoother drink)
1.5 oz lemonade
Juice of 1/4 lemon

Shake ingredients over ice, pour into martini glass and garnish with lemon slice.

 

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