Cruzan OJ Dreamsicle

Are you ready for a taste of summertime? We are! We first tasted this yummy Cruzan concoction at the conclusion of our first tour of the Cruzan Rum Factory in St. Croix.

You see, at the end of the tour, you get to sample several rums or rum drinks and this is one of the ones we tried. Tasted JUST like the Creamsicle’s that we used to enjoy all summer long – with a bit of a kick!

So, if you’re ready for summertime – or at least a taste of it, grab your Cruzan Flavored Rums, put on your sunglasses and enjoy!

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Cruzan OJ Dreamsicle
From the Cruzan Rum Website
(makes one)

1 oz. Cruzan Orange Rum
1 oz. Cruzan Vanilla Rum
1 oz. Orange Liqueur
3 oz. half and half

Shake all ingredients over ice and pour into a rocks glass.

For more Cruzan Recipes, check out their website: Cruzan Rum Recipes

Blue Hawaiian

 The color of this tropical concoction is as blue as the turquoise waters of the tropics and the taste will take you back to some of your favorite beach vacations… Okole Maluna! (Bottoms up in Hawaiian)

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(makes one)

1 oz. light rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. blue curacao
1 oz. coconut creme
1 slice pineapple or cherry

Blend light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple slice or a cherry.

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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Jamaican Me Crazy

We posted two recipe variations for the drink Jamaican Smile a while back, but recently were asked for a recipe for a drink called Jamaican Me Crazy. Happy to oblige, we did some research and came up with the following.  This one packs a punch with 2 shots of rum and 1 shot liqueur in each serving  but delivers a smooth tropical vibe with the banana liqueur and coconut rum…yum…
One of these could surely make-a-me-crazy…

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(makes 1)

1 oz light rum (we used Appleton White)
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz banana liqueur
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz pineapple juice

Shake with ice, then pour over ice in a short glass.
Garnish with banana slices and pineapple.

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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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Witty Words and Clever Comments

We hit 4,000 Facebook friends last night and want to say thank you to all our wonderful Rum Therapy friends! Less than a year ago we started our Facebook page with just a few random pictures and a tropical drink recipe or two, wondering if people would enjoy dreaming about islands, rum drinks and escaping as much as we do. Judging by the participation on our page we see that there are a lot of “like-minded” Rum Bums out there and we love the way you interact with us through your comments on our posts!

Some of your comments make us chuckle and some make us sigh, “oh, yeah”. To say THANK YOU, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite recent comments and give one random person one of our new Quiet Please – In Session T-shirts.
There were SO many good comments that it really was hard to narrow them down to a few favorites! We love hearing how some of our beach pictures and tropical drink recipes help transport you back to a relaxing vacation experience – even if for just a moment! The shirt winner had a comment that we felt was especially relevant to our company name “Rum Therapy” – I mean, combining pirate with a therapeutic term….

Thanks again! We appreciate ALL of our Rum Therapy friends!! Here are just a few of your wonderful comments:

Runners up:

Holly Richardson-Ross commented on the Aug 27 post:…give me a minute & you should see me come into the lower right of this pic! :)

“Only worry in the world” post Aug. 30 had several funny comments:
Karen Whited Haun’s worry was
….what if somebody finds me?
Jim Thielen apparently had many worries: 1. How long is my sun-block good for?, 2. How Do They Make the Ice out here? 3. Who is going to turn my chair for me so I can follow the sun’s rays.. 4. Does anyone have cell signal to order in Rum when we run out!

And the “out of focus” post Aug. 29 brought out the wittiness in several of our friends!
Allan Large:
I think I see some EKG readings in there … all that rum has you too excited.

John McBride: I think I saw that at a Crosby, Stills,and Nash concert 30 years ago…..

And the Quiet Please – In Session shirt goes to…drumroll please… Steven who taught us about a pirate psychoanalytical remedy!

Steven Bart Hetfield:  What you have to do is employ a little bit of regressive drinking therapy Rum Therapy.=) Try the shots you may be able to remember doing and drink them until you retrieve this level of consciousness. This is an old pirate psychoanalytical remedy.

The Quiet Please – In Session T is available in three colors and can be purchased here:
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Be sure to check out our other awesome T designs, caps, shot glasses and Tropical Drink Recipes at www.rumtherapy.com