It’s the escape you’ve been looking for; this frozen Rum Runner recipe delivers just that. The relaxation you need to kick off the week's stress with the perfect blend of rum, and liquors; raspberry, orange, and pineapple juice. If one doesn’t do the trick, have another! It’s the escape you’ve been looking for; this frozen Rum Runner recipe delivers just that.
If you are as obsessed with beach life and enjoying toast-worthy cocktails all year long, you stumbled onto the right spot.
Who doesn’t have visions of fruity frozen brews and running away to warm tropical sunshine with a fruity frozen brew in hand? Sipping on this magical cocktail will take your mind on a short vacation beside a glistening beach.
The perfect way to celebrate the everyday moments in your life is with this delicious tropical cocktail that is a blend of citrus and lush fruit juices, grenadine, dark and light rums, with the unique inclusion of raspberry and banana liqueurs.
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What is a Rum Runner?
With the start of prohibition in 1920 begins the story of the Rum Runners. One of the most famous, Captain William McCoy began bringing rum from Bimini and the rest of the Bahamas into south Florida.
Similar to “Bootlegging,” Rum Running was the smuggling of alcohol into places where it was outlawed. by water in particular. Often the larger vessels would transfer the cargo to smaller skiffs just outside of the US territorial waters, where it would then be rowed ashore under cover of darkness.
To maximize profits, the rums were often mixed with water, cheaper brands, moonshines, and flavored liquids, then rebranded and sold as high-end libations.
Legend says that the Rum Runner cocktail was created in the 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida, but its basis lies in the mixed rums of the prohibition.
Frozen Rum Runner Ingredients
There are likely as many variations of the rum runner as bars that serve it. Paramount to its character, a Rum Runner involves multiple types of alcohol. What you'll need:
- Banana liquor
Other things you can add that are delicious in this rum runner cocktail:
- Raspberry liquor
- Blackberry liquor
- Fruit skewer
- Classic drink umbrella (gives that luxury vacation feel)
Let’s Make a Frozen Rum Runner
When you get the craving (the NEED!) for a good drink you want simple, am I right?
No one wants a big fuss when the time comes to kick off your shoes and mentally vacate from daily stress.
Choose your favorite rum, add your banana and raspberry liquor to the blender filled with ice, follow up with your pineapple and orange juice, and a splash of grenadine.
Just a few pulses till you get that perfect smoothie texture and there you have it! It cannot get any easier, just 4 minutes and you are ready to kick back.
The sky is the limit when it comes to mixing it up.
Love dark rum? Pour it on strong!
Is Blackberry liqueur on your hotlist? Go for it!
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe calls for coconut rum. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use regular rum with a bit of coconut extract.
I always say, the fresher the better, but you can definitely use store-bought pineapple and orange juice.
Absolutely! You can choose your favorite non-alcoholic rum.
Some might say it’s not a true rum runner if you leave out the rum, but you can always try brandy, whiskey, or Cognac.
How to Store Rum Runner Frozen Cocktails
Although it’s not possible to successfully store this frozen, you can pre-mix all your other ingredients to have on hand in your refrigerator. When you are ready to start the party just pour the mixture into your ice-filled blender and blend until smooth or break out the cocktail shaker and have it on the rocks!
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Frozen Rum Runner Cocktails
- 3 oz coconut rum
- 2 oz banana liquor
- 2 oz raspberry liquor
- splash grenadine
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- orange slices for garnish
- Combine rum, banana liquor, raspberry liquor, greadine, pineapple juice, and orange juice in a blender with lots of ice cubes.
- Pulse a few times for a smoothie like texture.
- Pour into glasses and serve with orange slices and fancy little cocktail umbrellas.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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