A quick word about Maraschino liqueur: It may not be what you think. A far cry from those candy-red cherries often sold in gallon tubs, it’s got a complex flavor profile that’s not strictly sweet. There are sharp notes, and sour ones, too. All of which make it a unique and welcome counterpoint in this Rum Punch variation featuring two kinds of fruit juice and a dash of grenadine. It puts the brakes on the sweetness and lends depth to this delicious drink. That said, a cocktail umbrella wouldn’t be totally out of place here next to the pineapple/cherry flag garnish.
Island Retreat Rum Punch
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1.25 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz Orange Juice
.25 oz Maraschino
dropped to bottom Grenadine
- Combine rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and maraschino liqueur in a shaker with ice.
- Shake to combine.
- Add grenadine to rocks glass filled with ice.
- Top with contents of shaker.
- Garnish with pineapple and cherry flag.