The Story Behind The Tropical Escape

As the weather continues to disappoint, let’s go on a spiritual journey to a warmer place with this tropical delight. Sweet, spicy, and just a little acidic, this cocktail will take you on a mental vacation instantaneously.

We used white rum for the base, which is very Caribbean to begin with, and added fresh grapefruit juice to give it a nice sharp acidic taste. To balance it out, we invited a little orgeat syrup to the party, for an extra delightful flavor. To finish it off, we floated the aromatic bitters on top. Every time you sip your drink, you’ll get a delightful bouquet of herbs, fruits and spices.




  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounces grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce orgeat syrup
  • ½ ounce aromatic bitters
  • 2 cups ice
  • Edible flowers (garnish)


  1. Crush 1 cup of ice and set aside
  2. Combine rum, grapefruit juice, orgeat syrup and 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker
  3. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  4. Fill rocks glass with crushed ice
  5. Strain ingredients over crushed ice
  6. Float aromatic bitters on top
  7. Garnish and Enjoy!

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Updated: 2019-05-06

Tropical Escape Recipe