Rumdriver Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement

Rumdriver combines oranges and pineapples for a summer cocktail you won't forget. Bring the tropics to you!

Rumdriver Photo

I’m really getting into rum these days. Ever since my rum-tasting party where I discovered that there’s a lot more to rum than Bacardi and Malibu.

I mean I know there is a whole world of rum out there, I just hadn’t really gotten into tasting it all that much. But at my rum party – I tasted them all. A whole bunch of them, at least, and found a few of my new favorites.

In addition to sampling and sipping on the higher quality rums, I’ve also been experimenting with swapping rum out for standard liquors in well-known cocktails like a Screwdriver. And I have to tell you – it worked out pretty darn good in this Rumdriver.

Whenever we go down to the shore we hit this restaurant on the water in Point Pleasant for lunch and drinks. They have a mean Screwdriver there – when I say “mean” I am talking about unbelievable flavor and unbelievable strength. A couple of these Screwdrivers and you can plop yourself in a beach chair for the rest of the afternoon.

Rumdriver Picture

They have this huge machine that juices the oranges, so all the drinks are made with fresh orange juice. Then they add a hefty amount of vodka and serve it up with a big slice of orange.

I guess it’s because the orange juice is fresh and so sweet that it totally masks the large amount of vodka they put in… but just know if you ever get there to try one, that one or two is probably enough!

So in this Rumdriver, I swapped out the vodka for rum, added a few drops of orange bitters to the mix and then a splash of pineapple juice. I think that using fresh orange juice is the key, but if you don’t have it, just use the best tasting orange juice you can find and you’ll have yourself a refreshing cocktail for any time of the day!

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Rumdriver Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 2 ounces White Rum
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 2 ounces Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 ounce Pineapple Juice
  • Sparkling Seltzer Water, For topping
  • Orange Slices, For garnish


  1. Add the orange bitters to a large glass filled with ice.
  2. Pour in the rum, the orange juice and the pineapple juice and then top with seltzer.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
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Recipe Yields:
1 cocktail
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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 203

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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