Category: Rum Drinks

Piranha Cocktail Recipe

The Piranha cocktail is a tantalizing blend of flavors that packs a punch, perfect for those who enjoy a hint of tropical sweetness with a kick of rum. Named after the infamous carnivorous fish found in South American rivers, this cocktail promises to unleash a burst of flavor that will leave you craving more. Follow this easy recipe to create your own Piranha cocktail and impress your guests at your next gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple slice and maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Chill a cocktail glass by filling it with ice cubes and water. Let it sit while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the dark rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, ensuring it’s about three-quarters full.
  4. Secure the lid tightly on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures that all the ingredients are well combined and the drink is properly chilled.
  5. Discard the ice from the chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Strain the cocktail mixture from the shaker into the prepared glass, using a cocktail strainer to catch any ice shards.
  7. Garnish your Piranha cocktail with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry on a cocktail pick or skewer. This adds a tropical flair and enhances the presentation of your drink.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy the tropical paradise flavors of the Piranha cocktail!

Variations:

  • For a stronger kick, you can increase the amount of dark rum or add a splash of overproof rum.
  • If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, adjust the amount of grenadine to taste.
  • To make a frozen Piranha cocktail, blend all the ingredients with ice until smooth and pour into a chilled glass.

The origins of the Piranha cocktail are somewhat murky, much like the depths of the Amazon River where the fearsome fish reside. It likely emerged in the tropical cocktail scene, inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean and South America. Its name pays homage to the ferocious reputation of the piranha, while its delightful taste and vibrant presentation make it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts worldwide.

The Piranha cocktail is a delightful concoction that combines the rich flavors of dark rum, the sweetness of coconut rum, and the tropical tang of pineapple and lime juices. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a cocktail party, this drink is sure to impress with its exotic flair and refreshing taste. So why not dive into the depths of flavor and whip up a batch of Piranha cocktails for your next gathering? Cheers to a taste of paradise!

Scooby Snack Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz whipped cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add coconut rum, melon liqueur, banana liqueur, and pineapple juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients and mix them thoroughly.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes.
  5. Carefully float whipped cream on top of the cocktail to create a creamy layer.
  6. Garnish with a maraschino cherry on top.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Scooby Snack cocktail!

Tips:

  • For a stronger coconut flavor, you can use coconut cream instead of coconut rum.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the cocktail by adding more or less banana liqueur to taste.
  • Experiment with different garnishes like a pineapple wedge or a slice of banana for extra flair.
  • To make a frozen version of the Scooby Snack, blend all the ingredients with crushed ice until smooth and creamy.

The Scooby Snack cocktail is a tropical delight that will transport you to a sunny beach with its refreshing blend of flavors. Whether you’re sipping it poolside or enjoying a night in with friends, this cocktail is sure to be a hit. Cheers!

Ron Ponche

  • 10 cans evaporated milk
  • 24 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 – 3 cups Captain Morgan® spiced rum

Preparation:

Put first five ingredients in large pot (or double boiler perferred). Mix with mixer thoroughly in pot before heat. Cook on medium to low heat, stirring constantly.( this is the hard part, this cooking process takes about 45 to 1 hour.) This is a Panamian version of egg nog. Cook until it becomes thick. Be patient. It will thicken like gravy.

Remove from heat. Add the 1 cup of water and the rum, (this depends on how stout you like your “egg nog”. Scoop the liquid into decorated mason jar. Very important… Make sure you strain the liquid BEFORE you put into the jars.

Refriderate and this makes a wonderful Ron Ponche for friends and family. Sip this Ron Ponche like you would any baileys or liqueur.

Caribou Lou

  • 1 1/2 parts 151 proof rum
  • 1 part Malibu® coconut rum
  • 5 parts pineapple juice

Preparation:
Shake or serve up with ice in a highball glass.

Dirty Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz crème de banane
  • 2 oz milk or cream
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Banana slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the white rum, Kahlua, dark rum, crème de banane, milk or cream, ripe banana, and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Drizzle chocolate syrup inside the serving glass.
  4. Pour the blended mixture into the glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream if desired.
  6. Garnish with a banana slice.
  7. Serve with a straw and enjoy the luscious Dirty Banana cocktail!
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