After one sip, you’ll feel summer warming you from within.

This week’s Boat Drink recipe comes from our friends at Papa’s Pilar and has a name that I’m sure will be popular with many of you Castaways–Winter’s Finale. While spring is indeed upon us, I know a few of you in the midwest and north just got another reminder of just how brutal this never ending winter has been, but have no fear, the sun and little rum is on the way!

The Winter’s Finale is made with Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, honestly one of the best “light” rums I’ve tasted. It’s not quite a white rum, but not quite a gold rum. It’s solera blended and aged in bourbon barrels and port wine casks, then finished in Spanish sherry casks. This refinement gives the rum a great taste that’s perfect for cocktails and sipping.

Winter’s Finale Drink Recipe


  • 1.5 oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum
  • .75 oz White Creme de Cacao
  • .25 oz White Creme de Menthe
  • 10 dashes Orange bitters
  • 2 oz half and half

Mixing Instructions: Combine ingredients in shaker and shake well. Strain into ice-filled Collins glass with sugared rum. Raise glass and toast the end of winter.

No matter what the weather is doing outside you can always make yourself a delicious rum drink, slip into your favorite beach bar t-shirt, and walk around the house in flip flops. The island state of mind is but a sip and day dream away.


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