Papaya Caliente

For this fruity rum cocktail, Miami bartender Julio Cabrera re-creates the flavors of jugo de papaya con anis, a popular weight-loss drink in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. His version here has no purported slimming effects.

  • Servings: Makes 2 drinks


  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces Simple Syrup (see Note)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pastis, preferably Pernod
  • Six 1-inch chunks of ripe papaya
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tarragon sprigs, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a blender, combine the rum, Simple Syrup, lime juice, pastis, papaya chunks and ice and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 large, chilled martini glasses and garnish each drink with a tarragon sprig.


Use this recipe for Simple Syrup.

Contributed By Photo © David Malosh Published May 2016

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