Rum Runner Recipe

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Rum Runner

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Born in the Florida Keys during the late 1950s, the Rum Runner is one of those quintessential tropical cocktails brimming with exotic fruit and rum flavours.

The Rum Runner combines dark and light rums with the sweetness of fruit liqueurs, fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine, creating a colourful, layered concoction.

Synonymous with beachside bars and laid-back island living, this Rum Runner recipe ensures you’ll experience the taste of paradise with every sip.


  • 1 oz or 30 ml Light rum
  • 1 oz or 30 ml Dark rum
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Blackberry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Banana liqueur
  • 1 oz or 30 ml Orange juice
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • Slice of orange and cherry (for garnish)


  1. Prep: Fill a blender with ice cubes to create a slushy consistency.
  2. Combine: Add light rum, dark rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine, then blend until smooth.
  3. Pour: Use a hurricane glass or other large, curved glass.
  4. Garnish: A slice of orange and a cherry.


The Rum Runner is named after the smugglers who brought rum from the Caribbean to the U.S. during the Prohibition era.

Its creation at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada was a practical solution to an inventory surplus, leading to a drink that captured the essence of resourcefulness and tropical flair.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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