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Swaying Winds

Swaying Winds vacation drink with spiced rum, coconut rum, mango rum, coconut, apricot, cranberry and lime. {recipe and photo credit: Cheri Loughlin}

Swaying Winds vacation drink with spiced rum, coconut rum, mango rum, coconut, apricot, cranberry and lime. {recipe and photo credit: Cheri Loughlin}

Nothing says vacation like a tall drink filled with flavors that remind one of an island paradise. Coconut, mango, pineapple and spiced rum are just what the doctor ordered. A nice beach, sand between my toes, the sound of ocean waves and a warm sunset would be the perfect backdrop for this particular drink. But, when we can’t have everything we want; improvise!

Close your eyes, take a long sip and let the Swaying Winds take you to your perfect vacation destination. Cheers!

Swaying Winds Drink Recipe

Swaying Winds vacation drink with spiced rum, coconut rum, mango rum, coconut, apricot, cranberry and lime. {recipe and photo credit: Cheri Loughlin}

Swaying Winds {recipe and photo credit: Cheri Loughlin}

Swaying Winds – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Spiced Rum

1 ounce Coconut Rum

1 ounce Mango Rum

1 ounce Cranberry Juice

1 ounce Apricot Nectar

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Pineapple juice

Pineapple & Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into hurricane or highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish.

Just for Fun

YouTube music video featuring The Beach Boys – Kokomo, posted by ClassicVideos80s – Also features footage from one of the more infamous cocktail movies with flair bartending.

Question: What movies come to your mind that prominently feature bartending and / or cocktails in them? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides is a terrific fall cocktail choice with its warming tones and dark luscious flavor. Spiced rum, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Cynar Artichoke Aperitif. Recipe credit: Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham in Denver. Photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net

Old Ironsides is a terrific fall cocktail choice with its warming tones and dark luscious flavor. Spiced rum, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Cynar Artichoke Aperitif. Recipe credit: Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham in Denver. Photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net

Old Ironsides is a terrific fall cocktail choice with its warming tones and dark luscious flavor. This drink takes advantage of dark, delicious sipping liqueurs. Heering Cherry Liqueur adds deep, rich cherry flavor with hints of chocolate. Cynar Artichoke Aperitif brings subtle richness with its unique twist of enchanting sharpness to the cocktail. Sailor Jerry higher proof spiced rum was recommended for Old Ironsides by the drink’s creator. However there are quite a few spiced rums on the market with varying degrees of spice that would work equally as well for Old Ironsides. Choose the spiced rum you like best.

Old Ironsides Drink Recipe

Old Ironsides: Spiced rum, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Cynar Artichoke Aperitif. Recipe credit: Sean Kenyon of Willams & Graham in Denver. Photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. www.intoxicologist.net

Old Ironsides was created by Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham in Denver

Old Ironsides was created by Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham in Denver

Old Ironsides

2 ounces Spiced Rum such as Sailor Jerry higher proof rum

1/2 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur

1/2 ounce Cynar Artichoke Aperitif

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Place liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into rocks glass over large ice cube. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Old Ironsides Serving Recommendations

Old Ironsides Recipe Card for personal use only - right click to save to your personal computer.

Old Ironsides Recipe Card for personal use only – right click to save to your personal computer.

Old Ironsides is an excellent fall to winter style sipping drink. Serve this while entertaining Thanksgiving guests before or after dinner. Old Ironsides also makes a wonderful Christmas holiday cocktail party drink. It is easy to make with three ingredients and makes a great impression with its complex flavor profile.

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Mai Tai Drink Mixes Up Sweet Heat

Mai Tai Me Up is a spiced up version of the classic Mai Tai - recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Mai Tai Me Up is a spiced up version of the classic Mai Tai – recipe and photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The classic Mai Tai drink recipe is commonly known to include Orgeat, almond syrup. I created this variation of the Mai Tai drink while reviewing Blackheart Spiced Rum. I found this particular rum worked well in tropical drink recipes and cocktails that leaned more toward warmer tones. That’s one of the reasons I chose to work with Falernum rather than Orgeat in this variation of the Mai Tai drink recipe. Blackheart Spiced Rum already contains a significant amount of vanilla with almond tones. It just made sense to incorporate more Tiki spice into the drink.

Mai Tai Me Up Drink Recipe

Mai Tai Me Up – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Blackheart Spiced Rum

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

3/4 ounce Velvet Falernum

3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Mint Leaf Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with mint leaf.

More Mai Tai Drink Recipes

Mai Tai Teenie is the low calorie version of the classic Mai Tai - photo and recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Mai Tai Teenie is the low calorie version of the classic Mai Tai – photo and recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Falernum is sometimes difficult to find locally, so make your own with the easy Homemade Falernum recipe found in the link.

Another Mai Tai variation can be found in the popular 21 Must Try Classic Cocktails post. By the way, if you think of a classic cocktail that should be added to that that post, please mention the cocktail recipe in the comments section. I would love to add your suggestions!

Figure friendly cocktails that are truly fresh tasting and flavorful are difficult to come by. Rest assured the Mai Tai Teenie will keep your taste buds happy with only 127 calories in the glass. This low calorie Mai Tai uses fresh pineapple and orange juice rather than orange liqueur for wonderful fresh flavor.

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The Kiss

The Kiss photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Sometimes a simple kiss says it all.

The Kiss Drink Recipe

The Kiss – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1-1/2 ounce Spiced Rum

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

1/2 ounce Praline Pecan Liqueur

1-1/2 ounce Apricot Nectar

Fresh Ground Nutmeg Garnish

Orange Twist

Build liquid ingredients over ice in rocks glass. Stir. Garnish with fresh ground nutmeg and orange twist.

I used Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum and Grand Marnier while creating this cocktail.

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Spiced Guava Punch

Holiday parties, open house events and spur of the moment informal gatherings call for quantity and quality cocktails for guests. Be prepared for the unexpected impromptu gathering by keeping a make ahead party punch chilled and ready to pour.

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Spiced Guava Punch – created by Cheri Loughlin

1-750ml bottle Guava Rum

6 ounces Spiced Rum

12 ounces Lemon Juice

8 ounces Velvet Falernum

8 ounces Brown Sugar Syrup

3 ounces Orgeat (Almond Syrup)

15 ounces Water

Brut Champagne

Orange Twist Garnish

Place all ingredients except champagne in large container. Stir. Refrigerate several hours until ready to serve. Serve from punch bowl or pitcher in rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with champagne. Garnish with orange twist. Spiced Guava Punch can be topped with Club Soda rather than champagne. – This recipe will fit into 3 empty standard size 750ml bottles which takes up less space than most pitchers. Save empty liquor bottles. Strip off labeling. Use the bottle for an easy pour and serve option for your next gathering.

I used Cruzan Rum since it was already in my liquor cabinet. Use whichever brand you usually purchase or have on hand.

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