I've been meaning to post today's recipe - The Rum Runner Cocktail - for a long time ... ah, procrastination!
Anyway, as I'd mentioned in last year's Rum Runner Trifle post, this cocktail is one of my all time favorites. I'm a fan of rum, I'm a fan of really sweet "girlie drinks"... in my eyes, there's nothing NOT to love in this cocktail!
Here's the thing: It's called "rum runner" for a reason - There's a lot of booze, and it sneaks up on you. Much like the 'rum runners" from back in the prohibition days, this drink does a really good job of concealing the alcohol! If you're up for it, you can also pour another oz of rum over top - dark rum, ideally! Personally, I like it without the optional dark rum float.
This is a really great drink to make larger volumes of, for parties. Rum Runner Cocktails the pitcher, by the cooler... just be sure to have some designated drivers on hand!
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Rum Runner Cocktail
- 1 oz Amber Rum
- 1 oz Light / White Rum
- 1 oz Creme De Banane
- 1 oz Blackberry Brandy
- 1-2 oz Orange Juice
- 1-2 oz Pineapple Juice
- Splash Grenadine
- Splash Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
- Fill a cocktail glass* with ice – ice should come just above the edge of the glass.
- Measure ingredients into a shaker. Shake, then pour contents into the cocktail glass.(That’s how you’re supposed to do it. Honestly, I skip the shaker and just pour the ingredients straight into the glass!)
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge, orange and/or lime slices, and/or a maraschino cherry.