The Rum Runner Recipe

This Rum Runner Recipe is as close to the real deal as I have found!

Classic Rum Drink Recipes For the Rum Runner in All of Us!


Tasty Rum Runner recipe image under Rum Drinks for the Florida Keys Guide

Rum Runner

This project has definitely had it’s ups and downs. Rum “research” can lead to various issues. Including but not limited to health issues (hangovers), mental issues (memory loss), Youtube issues (nuff said)…

As the story goes, Rum Runners were invented in the late 1950’s at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida.

Supposedly, the bar had an excess of rum and certain liqueurs that needed to be moved before the arrival of more inventory.

A very tasty concoction was developed using the excess alcohol and voila! The Rum Runner! They named the drink after the real “Rum Runners” that inhabited the Florida Keys in the early days!

As with all great recipes, whether food or drink, changes are made as they are passed along. Most recipes are altered by using different amounts of the same ingredients. Sometimes an ingredient may be substituted or changed and the recipe will remain intact.

The rules of the recipe are meant to be altered to suit your individual taste, but you can’t change the main ingredients and still call it a rum runner!

The following recipe is a tried and true favorite among rum drinkers! Try this “Rum Runner Recipe” at your next get together! Try this recipe and if you like it, please pay it forward!
Share it with your family and friends!


Our Favorite Rum Runner Recipe!


  • Two cups ice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum or aged rum
  • Splash grenadine

Optional: Add one ounce of Bacardi 151 to float on top
Orange slice (optional)

To make it by the gallon, just use 24oz of each ingredient

To Mix:


  • Fill your blender with the ice
  • Add all of the liquid ingredients
  • Blend the contents until smooth
  • Pour into a Hurricane glass and garnish with an orange slice
  • Add the 151 floater!


On the Rocks:

Fill glass with ice. Add the liquid contents. Pour the 151 in the straw or on the top. This is my favorite way to enjoy the Rum Runner. Enjoy!

No Hurricane glass available, no problem. Anything that will hold liquid will work!

(Speaking of hurricanes, be sure to check out this “High Octane Hurricane” drink recipe!)

Come on! We all want to create a “Rum List”. Let’s get started!


With about 4 to 5 ounces of alcohol per drink, your actions tonight could make you legendary tomorrow!


Always Drink Responsibly!
Never Drink and Drive!

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