Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Couple Of Drink Recipes That Contain Bacardi 151, Because If You’re Going To Drink Rum, You Might As Well Go For It

So I skipped the gym today to write this super-wordy post about my favorite margarita recipe, only to remember at the last sentence that I had written about it almost exactly a year ago.  Darn.  Feel free to return there and get the recipe; it's a real crowd-pleaser.

Lucky for you I have another pair of drink recipes that are sure to knock your socks off. 

And if they don’t, have someone nearby who is handy at taking socks off, because you may need some assistance after drinking a few of these.  Proceed with caution, because each of them contain Bacardi 151, which as everybody knows means “Loss of Basic Functioning” in alcohol-speak.

Both are fruity and are great for summer afternoons by the pool.  Or mornings as a pick-me-up, if you’re so inclined.  I’ve adjusted measurements so they can be prepared for parties, because who fixes fancy drinks for one or two people?   Not this gal.  I like drinks that are made for many.

Here we go!

Drink #1:  Hurricanes

1 c. light rum
1 c. passion fruit juice
4 c. lemon-lime soda
½ c. lime juice
151-proof rum

Combine all ingredients except 151-proof rum in a pitcher.  Stir well, and pour into glasses over ice.  Float 151-proof rum (about 1 oz. per drink) on top.  Drink with a straw to get the full effect of the 151.  Sip if you like to feel the tingle of 151 on your lips.  I swear this is not a pornography site.

Drink #2:  Shark Attack

1 c. tequila
1 c. Triple Sec, or Cointreau if you’re fancy
1 c. 151-proof rum
2 c. orange juice
2 c. pineapple juice
Lemon slices, orange slices, pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries
Grenadine syrup

Combine all ingredients except grenadine in a pitcher.  Stir well.  When mixture has settled, add a few splashes of grenadine.  Make a big production out of it, because the grenadine will sink slowly into the drink and look like blood, which is a yummy thing for your guests to think about at a party.  Pour into glasses over ice.  Garnish with more fruit if you like.  Note:  If at the beach, refrain from calling out “Who would like a Shark Attack?”  Trust me.


This post inspired by: 

Mama Kat's Writing Workshop

Prompt #5:  Refreshments anyone? Prepare a drink for us and share the recipe!


  1. The shark attack sounds exciting!

    1. It is very zingy. And by zingy I mean alcohol-y.

  2. Seriously? I'm drinking ANYthing that's called "shark attack." Just because.

    1. It's called Shark Attack because after you drink it you think you've been attacked by a shark.