After one sip, you won’t know which way to move the clock.

Spring forward Fall back, or is it Spring back Fall forward…I can never get it right. Today is the day we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Is it the end of the Daylight Savings or the beginning? Another thing I can’t figure out. That’s why I rely on adults who are smarter than I to tell me what to do with my clocks on this day. My time management skills are a joke.

I was sent this Boat Drinks recipe and thought it would be perfect for a day like today, it’s called the Cruzan Carpe Diem. If you’re Latin is a little rusty it means “Seize The Day”…with Cruzan. After drinking a couple of these I’m sure your time management skills are going to resemble mine, but who cares, we have more sunlight in our days now. More time to spend outside on the beach.

The Cruzan Carpe Diem is a blend of fruit juice, carbonation and rum that will put your “seize the day” butt in gear now that we’ve magically lost an hour of your day. Or is gained? EEEERRRRR.  But don’t despair, this Boat Drink will make you forget your clock-lag in no time. And if that doesn’t work, try stirring the drink counterclockwise and watch as the colors swirl together like a timewarp, maybe it will help you get those 60 minutes back. Sort of like jumping in Emmit Brown’s Delorean…but with rum!

Cruzan® Carpe Diem

Recipe by Jesse Card


  • 1½ parts Cruzan® Mango Rum
  • ½ part Cruzan® Orange Rum
  • 1 part Orange Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine
  • Club Soda
  • Lime wedge

Mixing Instructions: Pour rum and orange juice into a Collins Glass filled with ice and give it a quick stir to combine. Add a few dashes of grenadine then top it off with club soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime on top to finish. Raise glass and toast.

Cheers to not caring about any time, but Island Time.


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  1. kittitian March 12, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Sounds really good! Gonna have to try this one!

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    RumShopRyan March 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    When you do let us know what you think Kittitian! Cheers!

  3. Big Kahuna March 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Made with all the lower ABV rums, juice and fruit? Sounds like the perfect breakfast drink!

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