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Rum Runner Cocktail

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Let me show you how to make the Best Bacardi Rum Runner Cocktail. This recipe is packed with fruity and refreshing banana, blackberry, pineapple, and orange flavors for a smooth tropical drink that is perfect for entertaining!!

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an ice filled hurricane glass with a pink cocktail that is garnished with a pineapple wedge, orange slice, blackberry and bamboo straw.

Wouldn’t it be glorious to be sitting on a beach somewhere with a Rum Runner Cocktail in your hand? For most of us that is not an option, so this recipe is the next best thing!

To be honest, this drink tastes like an adult version of Hawaiian Punch…and it packs a punch! I loved it!!

What is a Rum Runner made of?

  • white rum – like Bacardi
  • banana liqueur
  • blackberry liqueur
  • pineapple juice
  • orange juice
  • grenadine
  • dark rum or 151 proof rum
  • ice cubes
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How to make a Rum Runner Cocktail

Add white rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

rum runner recipe ingredients in a cocktail shaker with two hurricane glasses filled with ice in the background.

Shake to combine. Strain cocktail and pour into an ice filled hurricane glass.

pink colored cocktail in a hurricane glass filled with ice with a bottle of dark rum in the background.

Float drink with dark rum or 151.

close up of pink cocktail with a dark rum float on top of the ice cubes.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge, orange slice, blackberry and a straw.

looking down on a pink cocktail garnished with a bamboo straw, pineapple wedge, orange slice and blackberry with a second cocktail in the upper right corner.

Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • I used Bacardi Dark as a float, but Bacardi 151 would give you an even bigger kick!
  • For a spicier drink substitute spiced rum for the float.
  • To make a frozen rum runner drink, blend ingredients in a blender with crushed ice, pour into glass and float with dark rum.
  • If you do not have a cocktail shaker, simply pour all ingredients into and glass, stir to combine and serve

Where did Rum Runner get it’s name?

Legend has it that this tropical rum drink was created at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida in the 1950’s. It was named for the bootleggers that smuggled rum during Prohibition, and later to avoid paying taxes.

This reminds me of that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where Jack walks around looking for the entrance to the buried stash of alcohol.

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Rum Runner Cocktail

I will show you how to make the Best Bacardi Rum Runner Cocktail with fruity and refreshing banana, blackberry, pineapple, and orange flavors
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacardi rum drink, fruity rum drinks, cocktail recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Bacardi white rum
  • 1 ounce blackberry liqueur I used 99 Blackberries
  • 1 ounce banana liqueur I used 99 Bananas
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • .5 ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce dark rum float I used Bacardi Black
  • 2 cups ice approximately
  • pineapple wedge, orange slice, blackberry or cherry to garnish

Instructions

  • Add white rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake to combine. Strain cocktail and pour into an ice filled hurricane glass.
  • Float drink with dark rum or 151.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge, orange slice, blackberry and a straw. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • I used Bacardi Dark as a float, but Bacardi 151 would give you an even bigger kick!
  • For a spicier drink substitute spiced rum for the float.
  • To make a frozen drink, blend ingredients in a blender with crushed ice, pour into glass and float with dark rum.
  • If you do not have a cocktail shaker, simply pour all ingredients into and glass, stir to combine and serve

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 94mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 14mg

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