Tasty Tuesday: Tropical Rum Punch

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday from Sunriver, Oregon. I’m having the best time this week with Chelsea’s family. I look forward to this week all year long, because it’s so relaxing and fun, and Sunriver is beautiful!

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During this week, each family is assigned a night to cook dinner for everyone and tonight is our night! If you’ve read my blog for a while, you might recall that last year we did a Greek dinner and tonight, we’re going TROPICAL!

I’m making the cocktail for dinner, and it is very simple, very delicious, and it could be a mocktail, too!

Here’s what you’ll need…

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For two cocktails:

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup mango juice
  • 3 tsp. coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup sprite
  • 1/4 cup rum (leave this out for the mocktail)
  • splash of grenadine, for color
  • limes, for garnish

Mix everything except the grenadine and limes in a cocktail shaker. Careful when you’re shaking, since there’s Sprite inside. Since it’s carbonated, you will want to take the top off slowly to avoid a Sprite explosion!

Once it’s all mixed together, add ice to your glass, then pour the drink in. Add a splash of grenadine to create a pretty layered effect, top with a lime wedge, and serve!

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If you want to make a big pitcher of cocktails, like we’ll be doing tonight, just do each ingredient times 4 and stir it all together in your pitcher. Make a second pitcher leaving out the rum for mocktails, then label each pitcher so guests know which is which. Then, set out a big bowl of ice, the bottle of grenadine, and lime wedges, and guests can make their own cocktails!

Check back tomorrow for pictures of all of our tropical decor!
Party on!
JW

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