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. Please check out our Rum Runner Scented Drinking Jar Candle. The scent will have you making your own Rum Runner Cocktail. 

Here is Our Favorite Rum Runner Cocktail 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

Recipe and story provided by the Florida Keys Guide.