Hey everyone! I’m kind of excited about today’s post because, since I’m with child and can’t do much with the Colony Wine Market sponsored posts these days, Price is taking over this “column!” He’s telling about a cocktail that he’s been into lately and, based on a teeny sip here and there, he’s onto something really good! I’ll let him take over!
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Laurel’s husband Price. She is pregnant with our third child right now, so she can’t really take much part in the Colony Wine Market sponsored wine and cocktail posts that have been a regular part of her blog. Because I’m such a servant, I volunteered to take over these posts for her until our baby arrives.
Today’s cocktail is a rum runner. I picked this because, a few weeks back, we went to eat at The Manship in downtown Jackson and Laurel ordered a mocktail. She talked about how good it was so I took a sip and thought it would taste really good with rum in it. I asked the waitress if I could have that and she told me rum was a good choice since Laurel’s mocktail was basically a virgin rum runner.
Scott at Colony Wine Market fixed us up with all the necessary ingredients for this delicious drink and it’s been my cocktail of choice ever since. It’s a great summer drink. We made these for my extended family last weekend when we were all together in Belzoni and they got high remarks. Sweet, but not too sweet. Refreshing. A little bit strong. All the things you want your cocktails to be.
Here is the recipe. It does have a lot of ingredients, but it’s pretty straight forward. Equal parts of everything, and a splash of grenadine. Measure, mix, and drink. Easy!
1 ounce light rum (our rum of choice is Plantation from Colony Wine Market)
1 ounce dark rum (again, use Plantation.)
1 ounce banana liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce pineapple juice (or muddled pineapple if you forgot to buy pineapple juice)
a splash of grenadine
Who else out there likes rum runners for summer?
Supported by Colony Wine Market. All opinions are our own, as always!