How To Make A Rum Runner Cocktail
You’re smart to want to know how to make a Rum Runner cocktail. Invented in the Florida Keys, the Rum Runner, is a favorite crowd-pleaser of a drink with its golden color and sweet, fruity flavor. Mix it up rich, garnished with a few slices of fruit on a plastic drink skewer. The rum runner is a fun and sophisticated drink for both guys and girls. Serve a tropical Rum Runner cocktail any time of year.
To make a lovely Rum Runner cocktail, you will need these ingredients and items:
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ oz. blackberry brandy
- ½ oz. crème de banana
- 1 ½ oz. gold rum
- Dash of grenadine syrup
- Orange slice
- Maraschino cherry
- Small, plastic skewer
- Cocktail shaker
- Hurricane glass
- Chill a hurricane glass by placing it in the refrigerator or freezer at least two hours before using it. Prepare a piece of orange slice and a maraschino cherry skewered on a plastic sword for garnish. Measure all ingredients.
- Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the orange juice, blackberry brandy, crème de banana, rum and grenadine syrup into the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
- Strain the chilled Rum Runner cocktail out of the cocktail shaker into the chilled hurricane glass. Put the fruit garnish into the drink. Serve immediately.
Some people use a mixture of half orange juice and half pineapple juice. You can make a slushy version of the drink by putting all the ingredients in a blender, along with a handful of ice. Blend the mixture into a fruity, frosty cocktail. Pour into any tall glass, add a straw, garnish and serve.