There I was. 30 inches of snow, and nowhere (tropical) to go.
The only logical answer to my troubles was to sit back and enjoy a cold one. Because it was either that or go to the gym downstairs, and the latter required leaving my apartment.
Even though I usually opt for a glass of wine, my roommate and I keep a pretty fully stocked bar cart. Thus, luckily, at the height of the blizzard of 2016—I can’t call it “Storm Jonas” you guys, I just can’t—I was able to whip together my favorite mango pineapple cocktails.
(If anyone tells you these are not seasonally appropriate, please remind them that we are at the height of resort wear season.)
Ever since I turned 21 these have been one of my favorite sugary indulgences. In fact, the Cruzan Mango Rum I use in this recipe was one of the first things I bought on my 21st birthday.
And I am not the only one in my family to have a soft spot for tropical cocktails. Growing up, my Pop Pop always had a fully stocked bar, complete with Hawaiian drink napkins, stir sticks, and drink umbrellas.
Last year, my Dad and his siblings sold his parents home and had to go through nearly 40 years of memories. Because my Dad knows that I too love cocktails, he brought me all my Pop Pop’s bar supplies including the metallic umbrellas and stir sticks in this post. While I could easily go out and buy my own, it’s kind of cool for me to feature ones he picked out before he passed away in 2011.
Ingredients // Per Serving
- 1 ounce Cruzan Mango Rum
- 4 ounces chilled pineapple juice
- Combine 1 ounce Cruzan Mango Rum with 4 ounces chilled pineapple juice.
- Serve over ice if desired.
- Enjoy! (And then refill.)
Oh my, these looks delicious. I’m thinkin I definitely need to try these!
My area had just a little bit less snow than yours did! It was crazy. Definitely ended up going stir-crazy towards the end of the weekend.
Yes! Let me know what you think! And ah, yes! I am looking forward to getting out and about this weekend!
I love rum and pineapple , but I’ve never tried rum and mango. I will have to give this a try.
Yes! A classic combo. Enjoy xx.
YUM. I love a good fruity cocktail!
Me too, Chelsea!
Yum. I definitely need a little taste of something tropical with all this snow!
Could not agree more. Cheers!
Your recipes are always my favorite! And I loved this little backstory. I’m horribly awful at making cocktails (I blame my love for wine), but one of these days I’m going to have to try one of yours because I love every rum drink out there. xo
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Aw thank you so much, Kelsey! I love wine, too! These are so easy to do, so definitely give it a try :]
What an intersting combo of flavors on this! I love it!
Thanks Leah! xx
What an interesting combo of flavors on this! I love it!
YES! Tropical drinks don’t only belong in the summer.
Completely agreed! We need an escape!
What a great time to indulge in a tropical drink…escape the snow for a bit! These look and sound delicious. I could definitely use one right about now.
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Thanks Shannon! Hope you can have one this weekend :]
This looks so yummy!
We will have to keep it in mind for summer.
Yes! Let me know what you think :]
Mango rum? OMG…I never knew that existed! This looks delicious!
Yes! And I don’t even like mango-flavored stuff usually. Definitely worth an indulgence!
HAHAHA I left jager in college lol
This looks so yummy! I get the whole opting for wine…staying in it’s wine, going out vodka water, nothing too sweet but every so often you want to mix it up and this sounds a like a good liquor to throw in the mix
Everyone has a drink they left in college! Yes! That is my philosophy on staying in versus going out, too! Cheers!
We could really go for one of those right about now! They look great!
This sounds delicious! I love mango and pineapple together.
Me too, Bella! Enjoy xx
These look ADORABLE! And they sound delicious. Love to have pops of color in my cocktails when it’s freezing outside.
Completely agree! We have to pretend we are on vacation somehow ;]
What a fun way to ring in the blizzard of 2016! I love anything with pineapple so I’m totally sold. And I love the fact that you honored your grandfather by using his bar accessories. So sweet!
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Aw thanks so much, Kate! Cheers to the blizzard! xx
Those look delicious! I’ve always loved the Cruzan coconut rum, but I haven’t tried any of the other flavors.
Thanks Lauren! Definitely give the mango a whirl.
Fruity cocktails are my favorite! These sound delicious!
Thanks R! xx
So simple but I bet it is amazing. I love using pineapple juice in cocktails!