Friends, I would like to introduce you to my favorite summer cocktail. The Craiger! The Craiger, please say hello to my wonderful friends! This lovely libation is brought to you by none other than my dear friend, Craig. Do ya get where the name came from? Well, anyhoo, this is a refreshingly sweet, cool, yummy taste of summer happiness in a glass. The alcohol used in this cocktail is Red Rum. It is a rum that is distilled from Caribbean sugarcane and infused with natural mango, pineapple, coconut and cherry flavors. Well, HELLO deliciousness!!! The flavors come together in a lovely, subtle, melodic sort of way. If you’re thinking spiced rum, stop immediately. There is nothing alike. I, personally, am NOT a fan of spiced rum (sorry) but I absolutely adore Red Rum. The Craiger is very easy to put together. You can make it as an individual cocktail or whip up a pitcher. The ratio of ingredients is loose. Feel free to adjust according to your taste and for whom you are serving. Over the years we have experimented with adding other ingredients and have always come back to the simplicity of the original recipe. We’ve tried adding dark rum and coconut rum but they seem only to distract from the delicious subtlety of the original Craiger.
The Craiger Cocktail !
- 3 Parts Pineapple Juice
- 1 Part Red Rum
- Splash Cranberry Juice
- Pour pineapple juice and Red Rum into a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into cocktail glass over ice.
- Top with a generous splash of cranberry juice.
- Drink.... Smile.... Repeat!!!!
- BTW-I am NOT being compensated in any way for this endorsement of Red Rum. DARN IT!!!!
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sheila @ Elements says
Yummmmmm! I've never had red rum before but it sounds awesome…and so does the Craiger!! 🙂 So pretty too! 🙂
I love, love, rum…but have never had Red Rum! I defintely have to get some ASAP! Looks delish..!
This sounds (and looks) delicious.
I've never had red rum but it sounds delicious!
Now this is my kind of drink! It looks super refreshing. Yum!
Oh my gosh…that Red Rum sounds absolutely amazing! I love a good fruity drink like this.
I don't know that I've ever had red rum. I'll have to keep an eye out for it at the store. Sounds like the perfect summer cocktail!
That looks really refreshing and I love the jar serving glass.
So uh, where did the name come from? ha ha ha j/k
Looks perfect for a summer afternoon.
I've never heard of red rum either but it sounds dreamy. I'll have to see if we have it in our neck of the woods. Looks beautiful in that glass!
It sounds delicious! I have never heard of red rum, I will have to check it out. I do like spiced rum, but I'm willing to stick my neck out once in awhile 😀
I'm so happy to have you as a follower!
Yes Red Rum is the real deal. You can usually find it at BevMo,Costco (sometimes),and High Times in Costa Mesa!
I'm sooo glad you tried the blondies! Glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for letting me know you made them. Good luck with the trainig! 😉
Ramblin' Red says
MMM..this sounds FAB! I just made your blondies yesterday and am so glad I'm training for a 1/2 marathon b/c I ate half the pan myself! :}
That Girl says
Is there really a drink called Red Rum? LOVE IT!
Yum. I love a good summer drink! I'm a follower.
yum! Looks like a great summer drink!
I'm definitely gonna want seconds of this! Looks delish! xoxo