Tonight's Cocktail - Rum Runner

Larry Trask / Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @ 1:33 p.m. / Cocktail

Invented at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, the rum runner harkens back to Prohibition.  The Florida Keys' close proximity to Cuba made them the perfect smuggling route for bringing Cuban rum and other Caribbean spirits into the US. It's difficult to think of a cocktail that so perfectly captures the tropical summers offered by the Keys. 

This is a complicated drink with a lot of ingredients but, as with all recipes, a skilled mixologist can find ways to make adjustments.  I'm not a big fan, usually, of blended drinks, but this one is better blended, in my opinion. Note this cocktail packs a punch. 


To Mix:



On the Rocks:

Fill glass with ice. Add the liquid contents. Pour the 151 in the straw or on the top.