Celebrate Memorial Day with Captain Morgan and My Signature Party Punch

Rum Punch

Who’s ready to spend Memorial Day at sea with the Captain?!

My friends at Captain Morgan challenged me to create a signature rum punch for this occasion. Inspired by the spirit of the Captain himself, I concocted an ocean-inspired cocktail that conjures up the essential summer flavors, perfect for consumption on your three-day weekend. It features my fav of their three new flavors, Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum. Get ready to channel the beach and live like a pirate at your Memorial Day barbecue with The Captain’s Party Punch! Read on for details so you can whip up one of your own.

The Captain’s Party Punch

Captain Morgan cocktail


  • 9 oz. Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum 
  • 9 oz. Blue Hawaiian Punch
  • 6 oz. Sprite
  • 2 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Swedish fish (I got mine from Sugarfina – so good!)
  • Cherries and pineapples (for garnish)
  • Yellow straws
  • Cocktail pirate swords
  • Pirate flag picks


Shake over ice and serve in a half-gallon fish bowl with 6 straws. Add Swedish Fish and garnish with a cherry and pineapple slice on a pirate sword. Stab garnish with pirate flag. Enjoy your party!

SunFest: Captain Morgan Style


Time flies when you’re having rum! I might physically be back in New York now, but I’m mentally still on a boat with Captain Morgan.

If you missed my last post (or massive squeals on social), let me catch you up and explain why I feel like I’m cruising around with pirates.

A couple weeks ago, the Captain Morgan team reached out to me with an exclusive invite to join their SunFest VIP influencer program. It was not at all difficult to convince me to participate. As a Florida born rum fan and seasoned SunFest attendee, this partnership was basically concocted just for me!

(True story: My first SunFest concert was Mya back in the Ghetto Supastar days. Been hooked on the ‘Fest ever since.)

Even with multiple SunFests under my belt, there is nothing quite like experiencing it with the Captain himself! Read on for the top five highlights from my SunFest experience with Captain Morgan…

The Cuisine

One of the perks of traveling with the Captain’s crew was kicking off our SunFest experience with a killer meal at Two George’s Waterfront Lounge. Literally everything I consumed that night had rum in it. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking my rum and eating it, too! Everything was delicious, but that rum-soaked coconut pie was hard to beat.

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Coconut Rum Pie

The Competition

SunFest Day 2 began with a friendly cocktail competition judged by Kevin Rolston of the KVJ show (aka the soundtrack to my morning commute from 6th grade to 6 months ago when I moved to NYC). Kevin was joined by rum expert and super awesome Captain Morgan Specialist, Alex Marcano to judge with him. To my surprise/delight, my former coworker/mentor/friend Leslie Streeter was in the competition with us as well! (Click here to read Leslie’s recap of the contest.) Her team ended up beating mine, but we all had an absolute blast! My team (which included Christine Najac of South Florida Food and Wine and Alida Hernandez of Nuestro Magazine) whipped up something we called “The Captain’s Sweet and Spicy.” Full deets and recipe coming to a future blog post near you!

Captain Morgan Ingredients

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The Captain's Sweet and Spicy

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The Cruise

We literally set sail with Captain Morgan… and it was awesome. The Captain’s ship docked at SunFest and picked up our group for an hour long adventure around the beautiful Palm Beach Inlet. At least I think that’s where we went. There was a lot of rum on that boat!

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The Concerts

After all, SunFest is a music festival, not just an excuse to consume awesome rum drinks. My Captain Morgan spirit sister Kara Franker and I checked out the 311 concert on our first night at SunFest and that ended up being my favorite concert of the weekend. Also notably amazing live were The Pixies and Hozier. Our group also got to meet and chat with SOJA, AWOLNATION, and Matisyahu backstage, which was equally awesome.

311 at SunFest



The Cocktails

It goes without saying that I drank my face off on this trip. (All in a day’s work, ya know!) I’ve always been a fan of the Captain’s Spiced Rum (Captain + Diet 4E), but I’m now legit obsessed with the three new Captain Morgan flavors: Coconut, Grapefruit, and Pineapple. SO GOOD. (Check out this post for my three favorite recipes featuring the new flavors).  I also have a feeling this is not the last you’ll hear from me about these killer new Captain Morgan rums. Stay tuned! 😉

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#SunsOutRumsOut: Setting Sail with Captain Morgan’s New Rum Flavors

Captain Morgan Sunfest

Best. Weekend. Ever.

When the Captain Morgan team reached out to me with an exclusive invite to join their SunFest VIP influencer program, it was not hard to convince me to participate. As a Florida born rum fan and seasoned SunFest attendee, this partnership was basically concocted just for me!

(True story: My first SunFest concert was Mya back in the Ghetto Supastar days. Been hooked on the ‘Fest ever since.)

We packed a LOT into the whirlwind weekend, so I’ll be posting highlights from the event all week. If you are offended by massive rum intake and/or pirate puns, you should probably unfollow me now. 😉

To kick off the Captain’s takeover of Martinis and Mascara, I want to share a taste of what I was drinking all weekend. Read on for recipes to three of the cocktails I fell in love with during the SunFest extravaganza. These festive libations feature the brand new and refreshingly delicious Captain Morgan flavors – Coconut, Pineapple, and Grapefruit:


Captain Morgan Baewatch


1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum

1 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. pineapple juice

1 slice pineapple


Fill tall glass with ice and pour in pineapple juice and Captain Morgan® Pineapple Rum. Top with cranberry juice and garnish with pineapple wedge.

The Shark Puncher

Captain Morgan Shark Puncher


9 oz Captain Morgan Coconut Rum

9 oz Orange Juice

3 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

6 oz Cranberry Juice


Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir.


Captain Morgan Palomaloha


1.5 oz Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum

Juice of ½ lime

Grapefruit soda to top


Fill tall glass with ice and pour in Captain Morgan® Grapefruit Rum, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Stay tuned for even more recipes (…I drank a lot this weekend) and the full recap of my SunFest adventure with Captain Morgan. Cheers! :)