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After one sip, a spell will cast over you.

Corny? Yes. But I don’t let a little embarrassment stop me from some goofy word-play.

The reason for the corniness is because you, me, and the rest of the United States are looking down the barrel at Valentine’s Day. Do other countries recognize this “holiday”?

Whether you’re married, involved, or single, Valentine’s Day is a great day to create a rum drink. Like a Castaway really needs an excuse right!

Our friends at Cruzan Rum have you and this special day covered. A rum drink for her and one for him. You know rum has been known to lubricate the wheels of love. What do you think, feel like mixing a cocktail?

“Lubricate the wheels of love” …corny again right? Yes…completely.

A Castaway’s Valentine’s Day

Cruzan Be Mine, Valentine Sparkler

  • 1 1/2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
  • 1/2 part Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
  • 4 parts Sparkling Wine

Method: Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.

Cruzan Smitten Sidecar

  • 2 parts Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
  • 1 part triple sec
  • Splash of lemon juice

Method: Combine ingredients and shake with ice in a mixing glass until chilled. Stir in and pour into a cocktail glass. (The sugar-rim is optional.)

Have a great Valentine’s Day. Sip on love, lust over exploration, and the drink in the island spirit.


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About the Author: RumShopRyan

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