As the story goes the Rum Runner was invented at a popular bar in the Florida Keys in the 1950s. The bartender had some extra inventory lying around and wanted to make room for new bottles on his shelves. He mixed them all together and the drink was born.
Jessica shares that punch recipes like the Rum Punch should have five key elements; sour, bitter, sugar, water, and strong alcohol. In this particular recipe she used an extra anejo rum from Venezuela. It has a rich sugar flavor with a hint of citrus, spice, and chocolate.
Made popular through Elvis Presley's film Blue Hawaiian, the Mai Tai is a classic tropical drink synonymous with Tiki Culture. This recipe calls for a unique ingredient Orgeat, an almond syrup, that adds a little extra sweetness.
The perfect drink to cool you down, this traditional Cuban highball drink has easily become one of the most popular cocktails around. Fresh muddled mint and lime make up the classic version but there seem to be more variations of Mojitos out there nowadays than we can count. Some prefer to strain this cocktail before serving but tradition says leave the mint leaves right where they are.