Rum Runner – Freise’s Corner Bar

Freises Corner Bar Rum Runner

The Rum Runner is a classic Tiki cocktail that is fruity and sweet. Like any great classic there are many various of this cocktail. This variation has been developed to be made in a big batch and adds lime juice to slightly reduce the sweetness.
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Servings 2 cocktails


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Stemless Martini Glass


  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Jamaican Dark Rum Myers give this cocktail deep notes of molasses.
  • 1 oz Blackberry Liqueur Giffard Crème de Mûre is an excellent choice
  • 1 oz Banana Liqueur Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane is a tiki bar staple
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice Fresh pressed and strained
  • 1 oz Orange Juice Fresh squeezed and strained
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice Fresh squeezed and strained
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine Syrup or Pomegranate Juice Grenadine Syrup can be made with 1 part sugar and 1 part pomegranate juice simmered for 10 minutes with some orange peel. I prefer just the juice for this recipe, as it reduces the overall sweetness.


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and short shake.
  • Fill glasses 1/2 full of ice and double strain 1/2 of cocktail into each glass.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel.


This recipe can be easily scaled up for a crowd.  It may be made in advanced and stored in a closed glass or stainless steel container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  I often use recycled liquor bottles with plastic screw on or cork lids.  Cognac and Brandy bottles are a good choice.
Keyword rum, tiki
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