We worked with Oranges, Grapefruit, Mango, Pomegranate, Kiwi, Passion Fruit, Lime, Pineapple, Bananas, and Lemon. The Orange was the most dominate of the group, and had to be used in very small amounts. This was surprisingly neutrally sweet, and really adapted well for the mixing with the rum.
The final mix was equal amounts (about 1 cup) of pineapple chunks, peeled mango, peeled lemon, Kiwi, lime juice, passion fruit slices, and some not from concentrate pineapple juice to thin the mixture. We ran the ingredients in the blender until they were very smooth and of a pourable consistency. The "Smoothie" blend is then put into a pourable container and refrigerated until ready to use.
Tropical Grande Reserve Cocktail
- 2 oz Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum
- 4oz. "Smoothie" Blend
Try this cocktail as the weather warms outside it is very enjoyable and naturally sweet. It is a refreshing way to lull the afternoon away, and enjoy the wonderful flavors of the Plantation Barbados 5 Year Grande Reserve Rum as it dances among the flavors of this really nice cocktail. ;o)