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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7 Responses to “Key Largo Chill”

  1. #
    ella — August 14, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    I could use this kinds kick for my weekend, so refreshing looking :)


  2. #
    Maris (in Good Taste) — August 14, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    I hope your son is feeling all better. This drink is a perfect way for you to relax.


  3. #
    Jennifer (Delicieux) — August 15, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    This looks like such a gorgeous refreshing drink. The perfect thing to relax with over the weekend.

    I hope your son is feeling better.


  4. #
    Michael — August 15, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    another perfect cocktail from you :) my friends like you very much you know…


  5. #
    Ginny — December 26, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Your directions say to mix in lime juice, but I don’t see it listed in the ingredients. How much do you add?


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