Rum Soaked Watermelon

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 whole Watermelon
1 pint Light Rum

Instructions:
Cut small plug out of side of watermelon. Pour in Rum.
Refit hole with plug and tape with strong tape.
Let watermelon soak for 24 hours, rotating 1/4 turn every few hours.
Take out plug and pour out excess Rum.
Slice watermelon and serve.

Rum Coconut Fizz

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 1/4 oz. Light Rum
2 tsp. Creme de Coconut
2 tsp. Lime Juice
Club Soda

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice all but club soda.
Strain into highball glass over 2 ice cubes.
Fill with chilled club soda.
Stir gently.
Top with sprigs of mint.

Raspberry Margarita

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces Tequila
1 ounce Raspberry liquor
1 ounce Lime Juice
2 ounce Sweet and Sour mix

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in Margarita glass or use blender for frozen version. Moisten rim of glass and coat with sugar.

Pineapple Mint Cooler

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Gin
2 tsp. White Creme de Menthe
1 oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
Club Soda

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice all but club soda.
Strain into collins glass filled with ice.
Add club soda.
Garnish with pineapple stick.

Pina Colada

Cocktail Ingredients:
3 oz. Light Rum
3 tbsp. Coconut Milk
3 tbsp. Crushed Pineapple

Instructions:
Mix with shaved ice in electric blender until desired consistency.
Pour unstrained into cocktail glass.
Serve with a straw.

Nutty Colada

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Gold Rum
1 1/2 oz. Cream of Coconut
2 oz. Pineapple Juice

Instructions:
Mix with shaved ice in electric blender until desired consistency.
Pour unstrained into collins glass.
Garnish with pineapple slice.

Mint Julep

The first appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803 but the origins are clouded. What is known is that it has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. This drink is refreshing on a hot day and warms you up on a cold day. The cocktail is served traditionally in a metal glass but you may use others.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 1/4 oz. Burbon
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Water
4 sprigs Mint

Instructions:
Strip leaves from 2 sprigs of mint and mash with water and sugar in collins glass until sugar is dissolved.
Fill with shaved ice and pour in Burbon.
Stir until outside of glass is frosted.
Decorate with 2 sprigs of mint.
Serve with straws.

Margarita

A few drinks are so popular that they have a special glass named after them; this is one. Served on the rocks or frozen the salted rim always makes it stand apart.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Lime or Lemon Juice

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Rub rim of a margarita glass with rind of lime or lemon.
Dip rim in salt.
Strain into margarita glass.

Kahlua Colada

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Cream
1 oz. Cream of Coconut
2 oz. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Lime Juice

Instructions:
Blend with 1/2 cup crushed ice until smooth.
Pour into collins glass.

Jamaican Banana

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 oz. Light Rum
1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz. Creme de Banana
2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1 oz. Half and Half
1 Whole Banana

Instructions:
Blend until smooth and pour into brandy snifter.
Garnish with strawberries, banana slices and nutmeg.