Santa Cruz Daisy

Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail recipe: rum-based with hints of lime and cherry.

The Santa Cruz Daisy cocktail is rum-based with lime, soda and maraschino liqueur. It's a refreshing drink for summer - lightly fruity and sweet enough for most palates. This is one of those old-fashioned recipes that calls for splashes and dashes and "the juice of 1/2 lime". I don't know … [Read more...]

Misty Mint

Misty Mint cocktail recipe with creme de menthe and rum.

The Misty Mint cocktail is ridiculously easy to make. It's a twist on a recipe I found in a book once, which was even simpler: just creme de menthe over ice. But for some, that's an overwhelming concentration of mint flavor. So I came up with this, as a refreshing yet still simple cocktail. … [Read more...]

Sex in the Driveway

The Sex in the Driveway cocktail recipe is a blue variation on Sex on the Beach.

The Sex in the Driveway cocktail is a variation on the Sex on the Beach recipe. The main difference is the stunning blue color and the loss of cranberry juice. It's very much a blend of peach, orange and lemon-lime. This drink is definitely on the sweeter side, but the Sprite adds a nice … [Read more...]

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail recipe with Gosling's Black Seal Rum and ginger beer

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic old cocktail that blends Gosling's Black Seal rum with ginger beer. That makes it a very simple but very tasty cocktail. The Gosling's is sweeter than most dark rums, with stronger caramel notes that can become addictive. Add to that the spice and flavor of a … [Read more...]

Rum ‘n’ Coke Gummies

Rum 'n' Coke Gummies

You know Vodka Gummy Bears, right? And you know those little cola bottle gummies they sell that taste kind of like cola? And you know rum? You can see where I'm going with this. I recently soaked some cola bottle gummies [<--affiliate link] in rum, using the newer, simpler technique I … [Read more...]

Zolezzi Cocktail

The Zolezzi Cocktail recipe with Midori, blue curacao, vanilla vodka, rum, pineapple juice and Sprite.

The Zolezzi Cocktail has a bit of a story. It was invented by an unknown bartender at Cane's Cantina in San Diego for a couple by the last name of Zolezzi. The couple tweaked the drink for four months until it reached what they considered perfection. This drink features six ounces of liquor … [Read more...]

Rum Sangaree

Rum Sangaree drink recipe, featuring dark rum, Cointreau, ruby port and optional nutmeg.

Recipes for the Rum Sangaree are many and varied. It's a drink from the Antilles that's nearly as old as the United States, and bartenders have been adapting and tweaking it ever since. Some call for light rum, others for dark. Some use lime juice, others an orange liqueur. Most call for Madeira or … [Read more...]

Green Eyes

Green Eyes Drink Recipe: rum, Midori, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Rose's Lime

The Green Eyes Cocktail is inspired by tropical cocktails. To the usual combination of pineapple, coconut, rum and lime, it adds Midori for an interesting twist. The melon notes from the Midori are strong here, but the pineapple is almost equal to it, and the lime helps it all blend into one … [Read more...]

Pilgrim Cocktail

Pilgrim Cocktail recipe with rum, orange juice, orance curacao, pimento liqueur, lime and Angostura bitters.

The Pilgrim Cocktail is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail. The most uncommon ingredient in it is the pimento liqueur, which is a traditional Jamaican liqueur which tastes something like cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of clove. I would describe the flavor of this drink as "spiced orange." The … [Read more...]

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail recipe with cognac, dark rum, triple sec, pineapple juice and Angostura bitters.

There a couple of cocktails called the East India, and this one is cognac based. Now, cognac is pricey and you may feel it's a waste to use it in a cocktail. In this case, however, the cognac is by dar what you're going to taste the most. So if you decide to settle for a brandy, make sure it's one … [Read more...]

Amaretto Colada

Amaretto Colada drink recipe with rum, amaretto, coconut cream, pineapple juice and Angostura bitters.

The Amaretto Colada is basically a Piña Colada with the addition of almond liqueur. This adds a rich, sweet, nutty flavor to the traditional pineapple and coconut. Beyond that, there's really no comparison between the two drinks. The pineapple and coconut flavors are present in both, but the … [Read more...]

William’s Caramel Appletini

Caramel Appletini drink recipe: gin, Jolly Ranchers Vodka or Rum, Salted Caramel Vodka or Rum

Reader William Froment sent me this wonderful recipe he created with two of our popular infusions: Jolly Ranchers Vodka (or rum) and Salted Caramel Vodka (or rum). William prefers rum, and yes, vodka and rum are pretty much interchangeable in these infusions. Just make sure the rum or vodka you … [Read more...]