Tuesday, October 16, 2012


  • When you're in the Caribbean, nothing is more welcoming than a cool drink. At the end of a boat ride, flight or after a long day in the sun. Their concoctions are always just sweet enough to put a smile on your face (and strong enough to keep it there for hours). One liquor that I don't use enough at home is rum. It really is so versatile...and delicous!

  •  On the islands, they serve it with fresh juice, but a similar mixture
  •  can be just as soothing with hot tea and a splash of cranberry on
  •  a cold day. I do think that the simple recipe served up by the 
  • pitcher at Jumby Bay is always delicious. This is one recipe I plan 
  • to make every time cabin fever sets in this winter to bring me 
  • 'back to the beach'. 

  • 1 oz light rum (I like Bacardi)
  • 1 oz quality dark rum (we got a very special island blend, but locally, Prichards is the BEST)
  • 2 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime (and/or pineapple), thinly sliced, for garnish
  • Dash of nutmeg 

    Shake juices and rum well, pour over ice and garnish with spices and fruit. Makes one glass. Triple the recipe for a group! 

What is your favorite Rum Drink Recipe? Please do share it here on the Southern Sophisticate!