This rum-based cocktail is a fun take on a tiki drink. It will help you get in the tropical mindset even when you’re stuck inside!
We’ve been stuck inside for 45 days now and I’ve had a lot of time to think about cocktails…and test them out! (Over and over again just to be sure they’re good 😉)
This one – the “quarantiki” – has become an absolute favorite in our house. It’s a play on tiki drinks, which are a staple of the bar scene here in Los Angeles. If you aren’t familiar, tiki drinks are usually rum-based and heavily lean on fruit juices for mixers. This makes them perfect for summertime and backyard pool parties.
Since we’re trying to limit our grocery trips right now, I was looking around to see what kind of tiki cocktail I could make with ingredients we already had. Luckily we keep our bar pretty stocked, so I had a couple of different rums and some pineapple juice at my disposable.
- Blue Curacao – This liqueur is flavored with orange peels and then dyed blue. It is responsible for the color change in this cocktail.
- Dark Rum – This is the most common variation of rum. I use Myer’s Dark Jamaican Rum.
- Coconut Rum – Coconut rum is incredibly sweet and helps balance out the tanginess of the pineapple juice. I use Malibu Coconut Rum.
- Pineapple Juice – This recipe was developed using canned pineapple juice, but if you have fresh available, that’s even better!
- Orange Bitters – A dash or two of orange bitters helps to bring extra depth to this rum cocktail.
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Quarantiki Cocktail Recipe
This pineapple juice-based layered rum cocktail is a fun take on a tiki drink.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Cuisine: American
1 oz Blue Curacao
.75 oz Dark Rum
.75 oz Coconut Rum
1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
Dash of Orange Bitters
Add Blue Curacao to the bottom of a cocktail glass. Place ice on top. (I like to use one large cube that I make with this mold.)
Add both rums and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker and shake until combined. Strain and slowly pour on the ice on top of the blue curacao. Add a dash two of the orange bitters.
- Calories: 170
I sent this recipe out to all my friends so we could make it at the same time over our Zoom happy hour. Not everyone was successful with the layering, but we had fun and the drink was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.