Rum Runner

Invented in the late 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida, the Rum Runner was named in honor of the heroic “rum-runners” who brought illegal liquor into the U.S. It has since become a tiki stalwart, with its mix of both light and dark rums along with fruit juices and liqueurs. While this recipe uses equal amounts of each ingredient, it can easily be tweaked to make any one of the flavors more pronounced depending on your preference.

Sweet, Sour


  • 1 oz Juice
  • 1 oz Juice
  • 1 oz Liqueur
  • 1 oz Liqueur
  • 1 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Rum
  • splash of Grenadine
  • orange wheel


Step one

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Step two

Shake and strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass or snifter over fresh ice. Garnish with the orange wheel. 

Contributed by Supercall

Mix It Up!

Make it a blended drink by adding all of the ingredients to a blender with two cups of ice and blending until smooth.