Create A Rum Bar At Home


Bring a fun island vibe to your bar this summer. Set up your own Rum Shop with a variety of rums (light, amber, spiced, etc.), umbrellas, fruit garnishes, and fun skewers. Ahead of time whip up pitchers of virgin frozen fresh fruit daiquiris. Invite guests to “top” their drink with their rum selection (simply give a pour of rum around the top of the frozen drink – some will sit on the top, some will make its way down the side – give a swirl with the straw and start sipping. Hint: fit rum bottles with liquor pourers to give guests better control when pouring.

Smart Hosting Tip:

Make an extra pitcher of virgin frozen fresh fruit daiquiris and set up at a separate station if you have younger guests attending.

Pictured here is the original Rum Shop at Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos where we recently vacationed. The experience was so fantastic that I wanted to pay tribute to the GBC and bring its spirit to our home to share with our friends and family. Note: the Rum Shop serves both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks – we love considerate hosts.


Pictured here with my family sipping our cocktails and mocktails in the pool! Cheers to everyone at the Grace Bay Club for making our time there such a special experience. We’re still dreaming about it…


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Fresh Mango Daiquiris

(Makes 4 cocktails)


  • 2 large mangos, cubed (approx. 4 cups)*
  • 4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 oz. agave nectar (adjust to taste)
  • 6 oz. spiced rum
  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 thin mango slices (for garnish)


  1. Wash, peel, pit and cube mango. Add to blender with lime juice and agave nectar. Pulse until mango is pureed.
  2. Add ice and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses, garnish with straw and fruit.

*You can substitute frozen mango for fresh. If frozen mango is in syrup, use mango syrup as a substitute for agave nectar. Since the mango is frozen, add ice as necessary to reach desired consistency.


Fresh Watermelon Daiquiris

(Makes 4 cocktails)


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen
  • 4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 oz. agave nectar (adjust to taste)
  • 6 oz. rum
  • 4 thin watermelon slices (for garnish)


  1. Add frozen watermelon cubes to blender with lime juice and agave nectar. Pulse until watermelon is pureed.
  2. Pour into glasses, garnish with straw and watermelon garnish.


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