AlcoHOLidays | National Rum Day | Cruzan Pineapple Passion


Cruzan_Pineapple Passion

In honor of National Rum Day (August 16) I am delighted to share a recipe courtesy of Cruzan Rum, folks who have been so nice as to share with us several of their tasty libations this summer! (It’s also quite convenient as I am both up to my eyes in wedding projects and in the midst of a prolonged Internet outage right now.)

What could be more tropically-minded than drinking something fruity from a pineapple, hmm? Not much, especially if you happen to have a little umbrella to put in there as well.

Cruzan® Pineapple Passion:
2 parts Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
2 parts Pineapple Juice
1 part Lime Juice
1/2 part Honey Syrup
2 Pineapple Chunks
Fresh grated Cinnamon


Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup of ice and blend for 20 seconds. Pour into a cored pineapple and garnish with fresh mint.

Note: Slice the top of the pineapple off a half-inch from the top. Core the inside of the pineapple. Don’t have a pineapple corer handy? Core your pineapple with an ice cream scoop! Make sure you don’t scoop all the way to the skin or your pineapple will leak.

We may be a bit more than a month away from Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), but I don’t think anyone would find it amiss if you donned an eye patch, the nearest copy of your favorite Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, and kicked back with a rum cocktail. Just remember to have a designated skipper to keep you between the navigational buoys.


Tuesday Reviews-Day | Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum



**This is a sponsored post. I was provided a sample of Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own and no further compensation has been received. Now that we’ve got that out of the way…**

Why is the rum always gone?! Because it tastes so good!

Previously I had the opportunity to review Cruzan’s Key Lime rum, but the other flavor they released this summer just hit my doorstep: Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum. If you’re looking to extend those summer feelings and flavors, Passion Fruit Rum might be just what you need.

The aroma of passion fruit is quite strong in this rum and the flavor is spot-on, though admittedly not quite as smooth as their Strawberry rum. The fruit has never been one of my top favorites mostly thanks to the texture, but in juice form it’s hard to make a good tropical punch without it! To that end I put together a quick tipple to highlight it’s tropics-inducing properties.

Passionate Kisses

1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Rum
1 oz Coconut Water

Combine over ice and shake until frosty. Strain into a prepared cocktail glass and sip into the sunset.

Cruzan’s Passion Fruit Rum is plenty sweet on it’s own and can stand up to quite a bit of fruit and acid without the need for additional sweeteners. The coconut water is my favorite low-key mixer of the moment, just make sure the one you’re buying doesn’t have any added sugars and you’ll be good to go.