Key Largo Chill

Pineapple sweetness punched up with a bit of spice rum for a cooling cocktail with a kick.

Key Largo Cocktail

Key Largo Chill

This week’s summer cocktail is a bit of a departure from the others. The strengh of the drink quietly reveeals itself outside of its fruity flavor in just a few sips.

You may have noticed that this last week was a bit slow on the posting, I even missed my weekly cocktail popsicle. But while it was slow here, work was an exercise in insanity. Between the usual 8-hour-plus days, I managed to cram in working 30 hours over a 48 hour period.

That meant being up by 3:15 and at work by 4AM. It was during in those early mornings, while starring at font size six, page 4 of a150 page document that I started to reflect about the roads not taken.

And then I realize  . . .

Crap, I smell puke; throw-up something left over somewhere on me from my son’s bout of projectile vomit from the previous evening.

Yep, after two 15 hour days, projectile vomit nearly brought me to a paralyzing state of frustration, but then the smelly chunks of half digested spinach and chicken reminded me that feeling sorry for oneself is a complete waste of time. I had a child to bathe, a bed to clean and baking soda paste to lay.

By Friday, I was ready to be recalibrated with what you see here.

Key Largo Chill

Makes 1 serving


  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. coconut water
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 2 oz spiced rum


Place coconut water, pineapple juice, spiced rum, rum and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into chilled glasses.



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