A Rum Bucket Filled with Mermaid Water Is What Your Summer Heart Desires

Drinks in glasses are small potatoes, we all know that. Really soak up the rays of the sweet summer sun with this whole entire rum bucket in hand(s). It's full of a bright blue Mermaid Water cocktail, and topped off with even more rum minis. Try to keep a sharp eye on this bucketful of fresh and fruity stuff, Swedish Fish have been known to slurp it spiritedly.

Mermaid Water Rum Bucket

Yield: 1 bucket

  • 2 parts white rum
  • Splash of coconut rum
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz blue curaçao
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Pineapple
  • Dragon fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Limes
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sour Belt candy
  • 2 mini lemon rum bottles
  • Using a sea shell silicone ice mold, fill with water and freeze.
  • Break down a pineapple into thick slices. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out star pieces from the pineapple and set aside.
  • Slice three dragon fruit lengthwise and use a melon baller to scoop fruit spheres. Set the fruit aside.
  • Slice three limes thinly and set aside.
  • Slice two grapefruits thinly and set aside.
  • Using a skewer, weave sour belt candy, creating a wave shape to create the effect of seaweed. Set aside.
  • In a rum bucket, pour in 1.5 oz of blue curaçao. Fill bucket with shell ice. Add in fruit pieces. Pour in white rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice and lime juice. Garnish with “seaweed” skewers and mini rum bottles. Serve.