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Rum Runner Cocktail

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Picture yourself on a sun-soaked beach, the gentle sound of waves lapping at the shore, and a vibrant sunset painting the sky. Now, in your hand, imagine a glass filled with the tantalizing flavors of the tropics: the Rum Runner cocktail. This delightful concoction, born in the Florida Keys, blends the smoothness of light and dark rums with the sweet and fruity notes of banana liqueur, blackberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine. Perfectly crafted to whisk you away to a paradise of taste, the Rum Runner is your ultimate ticket to a blissful summer escape in every sip.

Tasting Notes

The Rum Runner cocktail delivers a well-balanced and fruity taste experience. The initial sip greets you with the rich, smooth flavors of white and dark rums, harmoniously mingling with the sweet tropical notes of banana liqueur. This is followed by a subtle berry undertone from the blackberry liqueur, adding depth to the drink. The pineapple juice brings a refreshing sweetness, while the fresh lime juice introduces a zesty citrus kick that balances the overall sweetness. A hint of grenadine rounds out the profile, adding a slight tartness and enhancing the cocktail’s vibrant, fruity character.

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Rum Runner

Rum Runner

Where Prohibition Meets Paradise


  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 0.5 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz grenadine


  1. In a shaker add ice and all the liquids, shake very well.
  2. Strain over ice in a tall cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with fruit of choice, and serve.


You can use all-white or all-dark rum instead of a split base, depending on your taste.

Choambord is a good option in place of blackberry liqueur.

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Tips & Tricks

Top the cocktail with a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda to add a fizzy, refreshing twist.

Blend all ingredients with ice to create a frozen Rum Runner, perfect for hot summer days and adding a fun, slushy texture.

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