The combination of flavors in this blackberry pineapple rum cocktail brings to mind tropical vibes and summertime fun. Best of all, you can enjoy this drink all year long!
This easy to make cocktail gets its beautiful deep red-purplish hue from blackberry syrup.
Blackberry syrup is this wonderfully luxurious mixture of cooked blackberries, water, and sugar that makes everything taste better. The same syrup is used in these blackberry swirl pineapple popsicles.
The fruit syrup can be made with a variety of different fruits. Soft fruits like berries and stone fruits work best.
The pineapple rum cocktail is very smooth and way too easy to drink. It’s drinks like a punch. It’s lively, refreshing, and not very sweet.
However, if you like your drinks on the sweeter side, go ahead and add more blackberry syrup to taste.
The combination of pineapple juice, lime juice, and rum immediately gives this cocktail a tropical-tiki feel. Put on some music, clean off your patio furniture, and lounge about with this cocktail in hand!
Rum Cocktail Ingredients
- Rum : Use your rum of choice (light or dark). However, please do not use “spiced rum.” Better yet, use my highly recommended favorite rum listed below!
- Orange Liqueur : Suggest using Grand Marnier or Cointreau. Or, use any similar orange liqueur.
- Blackberry Syrup : Homemade syrup made with blackberries, water, and sugar.
- Lime Juice : For best quality and flavor, use fresh squeezed lime juice. It’s well worth the extra effort. Stay away from bottled lime juice.
- Pineapple Juice : Use 100% pure pineapple juice. Canned, bottled, or fresh.
For this particular cocktail, I suggest using Mount Gay Rum‘s Eclipse. Eclipse (dark rum) is my favorite for making cocktails.
It is quite fragrant and smells like warm vanilla beans. It’s great for cocktails because it adds a nice rounded sweetness to drinks.
Best of all, Mount Gay Rum is widely available in the US. The bottle photographed above has a different label than what you’ll find in stores. I have an older version. They recently rebranded their labels.
Recommended Cocktail Bar Tools and Equipment
These stackable glasses are perfect for showcasing this cocktail’s beautiful color. Made of sturdy tempered glass and dishwasher safe. We have a whole set for parties.
Highly recommend these extra-large silicone ice cube trays. The 2.25 inch square ice cubes melt slowly. No one wants a diluted cocktail! The ice cube has a lid to prevent any unwanted freezer flavors seeping into the ice during freezing.
These bamboo cocktail picks are great for holding fruit garnishes. Or, use it for serving appetizers and snacks.
Make A Large Batch Rum Punch
Easily scale this blackberry rum punch to serve a large crowd.
To make a punch bowl serving for 12 people, combine:
- 18 oz dark rum
- 6 oz orange liqueur
- 9 oz blackberry syrup
- 6 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 12 oz pineapple juice
Mix together ahead of time. Store in a covered pitcher in the fridge until ready to use.
Related Rum Cocktail Recipes
Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail
- 1 ½ oz dark rum
- ½ oz Grand Marnier, or other orange liqueur
- ¾ oz blackberry syrup, recipe follows
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 6 oz fresh blackberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- Add ice to mixing glass. Pour in dark rum, Grand Marnier, blackberry syrup, lime juice, and pineapple juice. Stir until mixture is cold. Strain cocktail into a serving glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with fresh mint, blackberries, and a slice of lime.
- To make blackberry syrup: Place fresh blackberries, sugar, and water in a small sauce pot. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Use a muddler or fork to break up the blackberries. Allow mixture to cool before straining. Keep in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.All images and text ©The Little Epicurean
- I suggest using Mount Gay Rum Eclipse. It’s great for cocktails because it adds a nice rounded sweetness. It is a fragrant rum that smells like warm vanilla beans.
- The method for making blackberry syrup works with any soft fruit such as apricot, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, etc.