02/07/2013 10:32 am ET Updated Apr 09, 2013

Tropical Cocktails For The Winter Blues

Colleen Mullaney

Flakes and Flurries Falling... and its Freezing! Time to bring a little sunshine in and visit the tropics, via the bar, of course. Mix up some delicious cocktails inspired by warmer climes and melt the winter chill away in a few sips! All with just the right touch of citrus, we need to get our vitamin C somehow, yes?
Kick off your boots, slip on some fabulous sandals, turn on the tropic tunes, and get mixing!


Rum Citrus Press
Serves 4

8 oz. light rum
4 oz. apricot brandy
4 oz. fresh squeezed red grapefruit juice
4 oz. blood orange juice
2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

Pour all ingredients into a pitcher filled half-way with ice. Mix well, pour into glasses, garnish with a lime wheel, and serve.

Rum Swizzle
Serves 4

4 oz. light rum
4 oz. dark rum
8 oz. pineapple juice
4 oz. passionfruit nectar
2 oz. coconut nectar
2 oz. cherry juice
fresh pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries for garnish

In a pitcher filled half way with ice, mix ingredients. Pour into glasses, garnish with pineapple and cherry, and serve.

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