Standard Deviation
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Rum • Sweet
Island Retreat Rum Punch

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.      

The Essentials

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
pineapple juice
The Details
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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.