by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Thursday, January 30, 2014
Rum Runner Sangria #CaptainsTable
There's not much that I wouldn't give to dig my toes into some sun-toasted sand right about now. Throw in my Jackie-O sunglasses, a good book, and a fruity cocktail and I may build a sandcastle and take up residence. Enter the classic fruity cocktail: the Rum Runner.
The Rum Runner was developed in a Florida Tiki Bar (Holiday Isle in Islamorada) in the 1950's by a bartender looking to use up some of his inventory of rum and liqueurs in order to make room for a new delivery. So, a little bit of this, a little bit of that and ba-da-boom - the rest is history. It was named after the first rum runners who lived in the Florida Keys during the time of prohibition.
Ingredients (1 pitcher)
- 1 (750 ml) bottle fruity white wine (I like Piesporter Michelsberg)
- 1/4 cup Captain Morgan White Rum
- 1/4 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Black Rum
- 1 ounce Banana Liqueur
- 1 ounce Blackberry Liqueur
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- splash of Grenadine
- 1-2 oranges, sliced
- 1/2 of a small pineapple, sliced or cubed
- pint of blackberries
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This post is sponsored by Captain Morgan brand. I was not compensated, but I did receive product and ingredient reimbursement. All opinions are my own.
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.