This Pineapple Rum Runner, with its rum, banana liqueur and pineapple juice, is a tropical drink that will have you imagining yourself sitting under palm trees on a beach somewhere.
The rum runner cocktail was invented in Florida and named after the original rum runners of prohibition time that inhabited the Florida Keys. Because of this it is one of Key West’s signature cocktails.
If you can’t find banana liqueur you can make it at home by combining rum or vodka, bananas and sugar. Its a cheap and convenient way to add to your liquor cabinet.
» Learn more about drinking and enjoying rum in this guide (p.s. there are cocktail recipes too!)
Originally the rum runner was concocted as a way for the bar to get rid of remaining alcohol before a new shipment came in. The original recipe had blackberry liqueur and grenadine, along with bananas and rum.
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There are now dozens of variations of a rum runner cocktail, like this one using pineapple, but a true rum runner should always include banana liqueur.
We have no trouble seeing why there are so many variations. It’s a really tasty cocktail, no matter what fruit you put in it.
If you have leftover pineapple, be sure to try this Pineapple Rum Slush too. It’s a frozen cocktail, perfect for summer.
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This Pineapple Rum Runner, with its rum, banana liqueur and pineapple juice is a tropical drink that will have you imagining yourself sitting in a hammock under palm trees on a beach somewhere.
- 1 oz dark rum
- 1 oz light rum
- 1 oz banana liqueur
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Pour in dark and light rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Shake well.
- Strain cocktail into a Hurricane glass over ice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g
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When not mixing up delicious cocktails to enjoy on the patio with friends, Angela is busy writing about food and drinks for three popular food websites, and exchanging creative ideas on social media.