This week’s cocktail comes from the Drinking with Chickens book, which is a cocktail book with cute pictures of chickens posing with the drinks 🙂 This is a sort of rum punch drink, made with grapefruit, lime, cherry and pineapple juice.
I still had some tart cherry concentrate from my cherry muffins and my tart cherry vodka limeade, so I used that in the drink. I also topped ours off with a little sparkling water, although that is not called for in the recipe. I’m not a huge fan of sweet cocktails, and this one was a little too sweet for my taste, but using the tart cherry juice and adding sparkling water helped to tone down the sweetness level a little. If you are a fan of sweet cocktails though, this one has great flavor and goes down easy.
I made a non-alcoholic version as well, leaving out the rum, that my kids enjoyed. The recipe called for dark rum, but I used light rum instead. I also didn’t have fresh grapefruit so used bottled juice.
- 2 1/2 oz rum dark or light
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz tart cherry concentrate
- 3 dashes bitters
- Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a glass. Serve over ice and with a splash of sparkling water if you like.