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Tropical Rum Punch

I’m 30,000 feet above, and already missing the Florida sunshine.

Tropical Rum Punch | #recipeI’m currently flying back to Seattle. I never super like traveling, but it’s aways quite a bit more intolerable when you have to deal with delays and the such. My first flight out of Sarasota, today, was delayed by an hour, meaning I would absolutely miss my second flight from Atlanta to Seattle—aggravating! But, today’s travel issues were cleared up faster and better than any I’ve ever had to deal with in the past (um, and I’ve dealt with A LOT)!

Delta saw that my first flight’s delay affected my second flight, and automatically rebooked me for the next available flight out of Atlanta. What’s even better? They booked me first class! How freakin’ rad is that? This has never happened to me before!

So, I’m enjoying a surprisingly delicious hot turkey sandwich served with oddly perfect fresh fruit, chips, a pickle, and a cookie… plus, free gin & tonics! Traveling has never felt so fun!

But in any event, I’ve been reminiscing about the amazing time I had in Florida, and all of the tasty food and tropical drinks… including this one!

Tropical Rum Punch | #recipeI whipped up this Tropical Rum Punch for my siblings and me to enjoy, while we kayaked to a nearby island. We wedged 4 of us in 2 kayaks (um 3 of us sat precariously in a two-seater), and paddled across the wavy inter coastal to Edward’s Island, sipping on this sunny beverage all the way there.

This stuff is fruity and unbelievably tasty, with just a little bit of alcohol (we can’t have anyone drunk paddling, right?). It’s filled with fresh pineapple juice, a whole pureed mango, coconut water, light and dark rum, just a bit of agave for sweetness, and—the beverage I’m currently full-on addicted to—Coconut La Croix. Plus I threw in some fruit for good measure 😉

It’s super refreshing and goes down wayyyy easy. (But it’s okay because there isn’t too much alcohol, remember?)

Tropical Rum Punch | #recipe

Tropical Rum Punch

Yield: 4-8 servings

Tropical Rum Punch


  • 2 cups + 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 mango, peeled and cored
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 24 oz. (2 cans) Coconut La Croix (coconut sparkling water)
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 limes sliced
  • fresh pineapple rings


  1. In a blender, roughly blend together the mango and 1 cup of pineapple juice.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together the mango mixture, remaining pineapple juice, coconut water, Coconut La Croix, rums, and agave. Taste and adjust as desired.
  3. Add in the sliced fruits, reserving some to garnish if you want.
  4. Enjoy over lots of ice!

Tropical Rum Punch | #recipe


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