The Gilligan

The Gilligan

Picture yourself sitting at a tiki bar on a tropical island, sipping a delicious, fruity, frozen cocktail out of a hollowed-out coconut embellished with an umbrella. Now remove all of the trappings except the delicious fruity part, and you’ve got the Gilligan. No blender noise, no cracking open a coconut, no freeze headache.

Ingredients Directions

For One Drink

1 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce blackberry brandy
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons simple syrup
dash of grenadine

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass.

For Twenty Drinks

2 1/2 cups white rum
1 1/4 cups blackberry brandy
2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
2 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons grenadine
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.