Red White & Blue Cocktail
[1] It’s red, white, blue and crunchy, for lovers of crushed ice drinks (photo © Due West | NYC).

Worthy Park Estate Overproof Rum
[2] Due West used this rum in the drink. It’s 126 proof! We stuck with the 80 proof (photo © Worthy Park Estate).


When Due West, a popular gastropub in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, sent us this photo (#1), we had to have one ASAP.

We couldn’t get downtown to Due West, so ran to the corner supermarket and bought pomegranate juice (we had all the other ingredients on hand). We dragged our ice crusher from the back of the cupboard and set to work.

All of the crushed ice turns this red, white and blue charmer into a frozen drink: perfect for a hot summer day.

Try it yourself, for a festive Fourth. After the weekend, you can play with the recipe. We’re thinking Aperol on the bottom and blood orange juice on top.

Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1.5 ounces rum*
  • .5 ounce banana liqueur
  • .25 ounce blue Curaçao
  • .5 ounce lime juice
  • .25 ounce pomegranate or hibiscus juice
  • Crushed ice

    1. ADD the blue Curaçao to a collins glass. Then fill with crushed ice.

    2. SHAKE the rum, banana liqueur and lime juice together. Carefully strain over the ice.

    3. PACK the glass with more crushed ice and slowly pour the pomegranate/hibiscus juice on top.

    4. CELEBRATE responsibly.


    *Due used Worthy Park Rum Bar Overproof Rum (photo #2). That’s 63% A.B.V., or 126 proof. Whew. Overproof rum is used to raise the alcohol content in a drink. We’ll stick with conventional rum, 40% A.B.V., 80 proof, thank you very much.



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