This Vibrant Raspberry Rum Cocktail Is Vacation in a Glass

Close your eyes, take a sip, and see where it takes you.

This Raspberry Rum Cocktail recipe comes to us from a bartender at La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel in St. Martin.
Photo: Belmond La Samanna
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail

When you combine dark rum with pureed raspberries, fresh apple juice, lime, and a splash of ginger ale, something truly magic happens: You're transported to a tropical island, the sun is shining, and you have an ice-cold cocktail in hand. This delicious drink recipe comes to us from Marco Nobile, Head Bartender at La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel in St. Martin.


  • 1 ½ ounces dark rum

  • ½ ounce fresh raspberry purée

  • 1 ounce apple juice

  • .5 ounce ginger ale

  • ½ ounce lime juice

  • Fresh fruit for garnish, such as pineapple or raspberries (optional)


  1. Pour rum, pureed raspberries, and apple juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.

  2. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and lime juice, then add fresh fruit for garnish.

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