*The rum for this post was provided by Captain Morgan 1671 Spiced Rum. All opinions, images, etc. are my own. And I finally made the life decision that I am a spiced rum girl, white rum can take a hike. Don’t get me wrong, if someone is offering me rum cocktails I will not turn my nose up at ones made with white rum.
Day 4 of wine cocktail week. How are you holding up? So THIS cocktail I wasn’t expecting much from. It is the one that I thought I would like the least. No disrespect to the White Zin, but I’m not really a fan. So color me surprised when this turned out to be my favorite drink out of all of them that I made. And I know you are going to love it too. And just in case you missed them, check out day 1, day 2 and day 3 cocktails too.
Wrap your head around this: Spiced rum, White Zinfandel, pineapple juice, lemon lime soda, fresh cherries and fresh lime. What?! How is that all supposed to work together in harmony in my mouth? To me, these ingredients go together the way the British aristocracy on Ladies of London go with the brash American gals. But trust me. You’ll be coming back to this recipe.
Spiced rum adds this really great richness to drinks. I think it helps to provide a nice sweetness and depth of flavors even when just using it with just a fresh fruit juice. Captain Morgan 1671 is a commemorative blend, that in my opinion you need to track down, with notes of vanilla and dried fruit. I am a fan.
What happens when all these ingredients come together is purely magical. I took this recipe straight from the Captain Morgan website (they have a cool feature where you can tell it what type of rum you are using and it will give you recipes). This recipe, called Tortuga Nights, is my new favorite pool cocktail. You have a favorite pool cocktail right? This is a crowd pleaser. Its tropical and fruity without being too sweet. It’s pretty to look at and super smooth to drink. And your guests will most likely not have tried it before so you can be their hero. Bookmark this recipe!
The recipe that I am sharing is for one serving but pop on over to their site and up it to 20 for the perfect recipe to make this as a party punch!
Tortuga Nights Cocktail Recipe
You're going to look at these ingredients and think, "nope" but I promise you, this cocktail has been missing from your life! It's the perfect summery pool-side sipper.
- 3/4 oz Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Spiced Rum
- 1 3/4 oz White Zinfandel
- 3/4 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz lemon lime soda
- 3 lime slices
- 2 pitted cherries
In an ice filled glass add Captain Morgan, wine, pineapple juice and soda.
In a chilled wine glass add two pitted cherries and 3 lime slices.
With the back of a spoon, gently press on the fruit to release their juices.
Pour cocktail in to chilled wine glass.
Recipe from Captain Morgan 1671: http://thebar.com/en/drink-recipe/captain-morgan-black-tortuga-nights
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