It's 85 degrees in Maine. It's Friday. Has there ever been a better time for a boozy, fruity, frozen drink? This one is for all the folks looking for a tropical vacation without the plane ride. Highly recommend! 

Makes 2 cocktails


For the simple syrup:

For the cocktail:

  • 1/3 cup frozen passion fruit
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 2 fl oz dark rum 



  1. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar and water over low heat. Add the star anise and hibiscus. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a sealable container. The simple syrup will keep for weeks in a cool, dry place. 
  2. Blend the fruit and rum. Pour into cocktail glasses and top each drink with 1-3 teaspoons of simple syrup. Enjoy! 
May 22, 2020

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