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Did you know that the Rum Runner Beach Cocktail was created in the Florida Keys? That’s right. To be specific, at Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida in the 1950s.
I have actually been to Holiday Isle Tiki Bar, but it was quite some ago. Like decades. I will be in the Florida Keys in the next few months and plan to stop to see what it looks. Today, it is called the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina.
This was such a cool place back then and it honestly looks pretty fantastic today. I have put information for you below about the new resort. In the meantime, let’s talk about all things Rum Runner Beach Cocktails!
Interesting story behind this delicious fruity cocktail. According to what I have been told, Holiday Isle needed to get rid of inventory before another shipment arrived. This inventory included rum and quite a few other liquors.
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Mix it all together in a shaker and ice and the Rum Runner was invented! Thank goodness too because it’s so good and instantly transports me to the Keys which is Heaven on Earth.
More ingredients than beach cocktails I normally pick for you. But Rum Runners scream fun weekends so that’s why I picked it for today. Ready? Let’s make a few Rum Runners.
Rum Runner Beach Cocktail Ingredients
1 ounce of each of the following ingredients into a shaker cup. You can also make this frozen by putting everything into a blender.
Rum (I prefer a dark rum like Barcadi but use your favorite. Check out all the dark rum choices here: Dark Rum)
Pineapple juice, orange juice and a splash of grenadine for color.
And don’t forget the floater! 151 Rum on top. Don’t light it! You’ll burn the alcohol off 😉
Even better? Let’s party! You can make a large batch of this delicious beach cocktail by using 24 ounces of each of the ingredients listed. Salute!
Below are links to additional information about the resort and other beach cocktails.
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Denise Sanger lives a life split between her love for fitness and her passion for travel particularly to the BEACH. Denise also has a love of marketing and lives in beautiful Suwannee County, Florida. You can find out more about Denise here: About Denise