The best place to sip this classic rum punch is overlooking the sandy swath of Palm Beach at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, where bartender Juan "Jocky" Tromp invented it 59 years ago. Fresh pineapple and orange juices paired with sweet, syrupy grenadine tint this vibrant Aruban cocktail a stunning deep orange-red. Despite a blend of vodka, white rum, and crème de banana, this drink does not have a strongly alcoholic bite but rather stays fruity and mellow.

May 2022

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Credit: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, vodka, rum, crème de banana, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Place lid on shaker, and shake until well combined, 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with cherry and orange slice.

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Note

To prepare fresh pineapple juice: Using a juicer, juice 4 cups chopped pineapple (about 1 pound). Pour fresh juice through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a vessel; discard solids.

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