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After one sip, you’ll be looking for the aloe.

Traveling to the palm lined shores of the Caribbean tends to inspire people. Hell, even photos of these shores is muse enough to open up creative thought or inspire one to book that vacation to St. Somewhere. A recent trip to the Dominican Republic by Castaway Mixologist Jeremy McDaniel inspired a boat load of new rum recipes for us to enjoy and “enhance” our creativity as we sip away.

Here’s what Jeremy had to say about his trip and the inspiration behind today’s Boat Drink that’s called, Sun Burn Punch.

“The trip to the DR was undoubtedly my best yet down island. The 4 days felt like a month but in a good way! Too much fun and what I call “responsible bad behavior” filled the days and nights! The other couple that went with us had never been to the Caribbean and on the first day amidst all the fun forgot to re-apply sunscreen regularly… hence the inspiration for this pink and red concoction.”

Sun Burn Punch Drink Recipe


  • 2oz. light rum (Brugal Especial extra dry or Cruzan light)
  • 2oz. pink grapefruit juice
  • 2oz. cranberry juice
  • 1/2o.z pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz. grenadine

Mixing Instructions: Shake all with crushed ice for about 5-10 seconds. Strain over ice into highball glass. Raise glass and toast.

I think getting red in the sun has happened to all of us. The only cure for sun burn is jumping in a tub of aloe vera or consuming multiple stiff rum drinks. Travel tip, always reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Nothing screams tourist more than burnt skin! That and it can severely put a damper on your vaca in el carib.

Do you have a funny sun burn story? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and tell us about.


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