Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Islander

To be fair, most of my drinks as of late are quite holiday-ish. As in I'm on an island sitting on a beach with a delightful, fruity drink in my hand. And honestly, I'm not going to stop anytime soon. Also, quite obviously, I'm never on a beach. So really drink this in your back patio on a Thursday night like me and have your own version of a beach holiday. This drink is one of my favorites. It's not a version of anything, it's just what I had on hand and I seriously wish I had one right now. It's the perfect combination of refreshing and fruity without being too sickly sweet.

You'll need:
1 oz Key Lime Rum (or any light rum will do)
1 oz 1 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Grenadine (just a sweet and tart syrup which is non-alcoholic)
Tangerine Lemonade (use any flavor/brand/homemade)
Lime for garnish

Start with ice in your shaker (per usual) and add in your 1 oz of rum and triple sec. You can really use any flavored rum or just light rum and if you want a stronger alcohol flavor add Grand Marnier in place of Triple Sec. We do this sometimes when we want more of a kick (and also when it's not a work night). Also, now's a good time to say that if you bought pineapple/coconut rum from any previous recipes you can add those in place of or in addition to your rum and they would make nice flavor compliments! I stuck to tart flavors in my own version. In the shaker then add in the grenadine and fill to the top with lemonade (again, experiment with flavors here or use whatever you have to hand). Shake until mixed and pour over ice with a lime for garnish. This was the perfect amount of sweet and tart and is one of my favorite drinks to date!

Let me know if you guys try this or what your favorite summer drink is (non-alcoholic equally welcome)! Cheers! XO


  1. Wow, looks amazing!!

    Take care doll! Oh, I'm hosting a giveaway, I'd love if you entered!

  2. Not only is this incredibly beautiful, it sure looks DELICIOUS! You, my friend are the Cocktail Queen. Thanks so much for sharing this tasty treat!

  3. As always, your drink recipe looks delicious!

    xo, Liz

  4. You had me at Key Lime rum! Oh my you're talking my cocktail language!! This looks incredible!! It was a beautiful sunshiny day here, I needed one of these! ;-)

  5. This sounds dangerous! My favorite summer drink is probably good old fashioned margaritas though :)


  6. This looks/sounds soooo good. I swear you must throw the best nights in, every time I see one of your recipe posts I instantly wanna come hang out. Hope you're having a great weekend lovely! xx

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    1. Forgot to favourite is good ol' sex on the beach! Just tastes like summer! x

  7. As always, this drink looks delicious! We had a luau party last Sunday for my husband's great aunt who turned 100, so this would have been just perfect for the theme of the party! However, I like your idea of just kicking back in the backyard and making one of these tropical drinks for no reason at all! I'll definitely have to give it a try this summer!

  8. Wait...there's tangerine lemonade?! I need that in my life. I would get sooo Sh*tfaced off this drink girl...omg.