“Island Taxi” cocktail recipe with Rum & Curacao


This is our cocktail recipe with rum and curacao called the Island Taxi! It’s the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail. Complete Cocktail Recipe Listing is here.

We’re in serious need of cocktail therapy to sooth our nerves and prepare us for another all nighter of re-coding and html corrections on the blog. Since our last taping for “The Culinary Cocktail Hour” show, we haven’t shared any of the cocktail recipes yet. It seems appropriate to write up one of the cocktails and indulge. So for tonight’s session of inebriation therapy, we made a couple of “Island Taxi” cocktails made with rum and curacao and fresh lime juice

A single is not enough tonight…


The “Island Taxi” cocktail is kind of a rum variation of one of our favorite cocktails, the Sidecar. We replaced the cognac with a light rum, swapped the triple sec to curacao to give it a beautiful color, then we played with the citrus to find a nice balance to the new alcohols. The result is quite refreshing. Both the hosts of the show, Cindy and Roxanne, loved these pretty, pretty Curacao¬† cocktails. But for tonight, we might have to make a few more to soothe the pain for all the loss of blog posts.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed and instead of screaming at the computer, these curacao cocktails have calmed us down enough to whisper sweet nothings to WordPress.org. Maybe this strategy will get us back to blogger central.

Bartender Todd, please make that a double Curacao cocktail…for each of us.


Island Taxi Curacao Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail

Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1 oz Light Rum (Havana Club if you can get it)
  • 1 oz Curacao
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • dash of Simple Syrup
  • sugar for the rim
  • lime wheel for garnish


  1. Chill a cocktail glass. Moisten the rim with a piece of lime, then sugar the rim.
  2. Add your cocktail ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with lime wheel. Lick & sip.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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