Invented in the late 1950s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida, the Rum Runner was named in honor of the heroic “rum-runners” who brought illegal liquor into the U.S. It has since become a tiki stalwart, with its mix of both light and dark rums along with fruit juices and liqueurs. While this recipe uses equal amounts of each ingredient, it can easily be tweaked to make any one of the flavors more pronounced depending on your preference.
Mix it Up
Make it a blended drink by adding all of the ingredients to a blender with two cups of ice and blending until smooth.
No one knows for sure exactly when and where the Alabama Slammer was invented, but it appeared as early as 1971 in Thomas Mario’s Playboy Bartender’s Guide. Popular amongst tailgaters and revelers at the University of Alabama, some say it’s the signature cocktail of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. No matter the precise histor...