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Rum • Sweet
Rocket Fuel

The Piña Colada just wasn’t boozy enough for the folks on Fire Island, NY, so bartenders came up with Rocket Fuel, the coconut cocktail’s bigger, boozier cousin. While this tropical drink is best enjoyed on the car-free, clothing-optional island, it’s nearly as good served cold and frosty at home. One glass of the boozed-up beverage turns a simple afternoon spent ankle-deep in a kiddie pool into a dream vacation. The cocktail gets its potent kick from a hit of nutty amaretto, which joins the tried-and-true combo of pineapple juice, rum and coconut, as well as a “fuel injection” of 151-proof rum, which goes straight into the straw, ensuring that first sip sends you sky high.

The Essentials

dark rum
pineapple juice
The Details
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2.5 oz dark rum
2.5 oz Amaretto
1 oz coconut cream
6 oz pineapple juice
Splash of Milk
crushed ice
1.5 oz 151 rum
Brandied Cherry


  • Pour dark rum, amaretto, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and milk into a blender with crushed ice.
  • Blend until smooth (add more ice if necessary), and pour into a Hurricane glass.
  • Carefully pour the 151 into a straw using a speed pourer (count out about four “Mississippis”), and garnish the drink with a cherry.