Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Many Faces of a Rum Runner

     The Rum Runner is a drink that has it's origins in the Florida Keys.     This refreshing fruity cocktail began with a need by the owners of the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar to reduce the inventory of Rum, Blackberry Brandy, and Banana Liqueur.     The bartenders went to work and the outcome of their research was a tasty and fruity concoction the named for the many "Rum Runners" that lived in the Florida Keys.   

     This is one of those cocktails like many so many others that lends itself to interpretation and adjustment by nearly everyone that make one.



Original Recipe
  • 1oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Blackberry Brandy Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Dark Rum
  • Splash of Grenadine
Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled, pour into a Collins glass and garnish with an Orange Slice.

The Florida Rum Runner
  • 1 1/2 oz. Rum
  • 1 oz. Blackberry Brandy
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1 1/5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine Syrup
Place all ingredients into a blender with ice and blend until it is a slushy consistency and pour into a tall glass

Rum Runner Cocktail
  • 1 1/2 oz. White Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Blackberry Brandy
  • 3/4 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Grenadine
  • 1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled, pour into a Collins Glass and float with Spiced Rum.

Bahama Bob's Rum Runner
  • 1oz. Dark Rum
  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Blackberry Brandy
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.  Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with an orange wheel.    Can be floated with a suitable rum if desired.   
All ingredients can be placed into a blender with ice and blended until slushy and poured into a tall glass, but this is not recommended, it just waters down a really tasty cocktail.

     No matter how you mix this great classic cocktail, it is one of the all time favorites throughout the rum world and one that is enjoyed by many.     ;o)