Rum Runner
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Rum Runner
Cocktail recipe

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The Rum Runner is a fruity and tropical cocktail that captures the essence of the Caribbean. Traditionally served in a hurricane glass to accentuate its visual appeal, this cocktail is ... more The Rum Runner is a fruity and tropical cocktail that captures the essence of the Caribbean. Traditionally served in a hurricane glass to accentuate its visual appeal, this cocktail is a vivid melange of flavors. It deftly combines the sweetness of pineapple juice, the tang of fresh orange juice, and the subtle warmth of a blend of white and dark rums. The addition of grenadine adds a hint of pomegranate richness and colors the drink with its distinctive deep red hue. Banana liqueur and blackberry brandy introduce complex fruit notes, creating a multi-layered drink that's reminiscent of island getaways and beachside relaxation. The Rum Runner’s bright, sweet, and slightly exotic taste profile makes it a popular choice for those looking to indulge in a bit of liquid escapism.
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Blackberry Brandy
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Orange, pineapple, strawberry
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21.67% | 3.9 units *

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Rum Runner

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a hurricane glass over ice
Garnish with a pineapple chunk, a strawberry slice and an orange peel twist, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Rum Runner cocktail?

The Rum Runner cocktail is believed to have originated in the late 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida. It was reportedly invented by the bartender there as a means to use up excess inventory of certain spirits, including rum, blackberry brandy, and banana liqueur.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Rum Runner for similar effects?

Yes, you can make some substitutions in the Rum Runner recipe without losing its essence. For instance, if you don't have blackberry brandy, you could use a blackberry liqueur or even raspberry liqueur for a similar fruit profile. If banana liqueur is unavailable, a splash of pure banana extract mixed with a bit of simple syrup could work in a pinch.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to mix a Rum Runner?

The Rum Runner is best prepared by shaking all the ingredients (pineapple juice, orange juice, white rum, dark rum, grenadine, banana liqueur, and blackberry brandy) with ice in a cocktail shaker. Then, strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with fresh ice. This technique ensures a well-chilled and mixed drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve a Rum Runner in?

A Rum Runner is traditionally served in a hurricane glass. The distinctive shape of the hurricane glass not only enhances the tropical vibe of the cocktail but also provides ample space for the drink and its garnishes, contributing to an enticing presentation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish a Rum Runner to enhance its appearance?

To elevate the visual appeal of a Rum Runner, consider garnishing it with a slice of orange, a cherry, and a pineapple wedge. A sprig of mint can also add a refreshing aroma. Arrange these garnishes on the rim of the glass or skewer them together and place atop the drink, allowing the colors and textures to complement the cocktail's vibrant flavor.

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