The Mid Week “Harrumph Day” Cocktail – Summer Sunset

Tim Barley

The sun sets slowly on another summer. One last time to drink a summer cocktail.

Endless SummerCan you believe it? Another summer has come and almost left us. Pretty soon, you won’t have to feel bad missing some sun to enjoy a movie in the theater and drink cocktails. We’ll recap the summer and look forward to the fall next week as we approach the Labor Day holiday, but we have one last summer cocktail to share with you before we all hunker down for Fall and Winter. It’s a little something we found buried in a recipe book back in the days when we drank rum like pirates and the the thought of a sugar-based hangover was just a far off mirage. It’s something we pulled back out of the book, dusted it off and made up a batch. It’s called the “Summer Sunset.”

We also call it this week’s Cocktails and Movies “HarrumphDay Cocktail.”

Thank you, younger me, for exploring ways to use all the alcohol that wasn’t bolted down in the bar area…

Summer Sunset CocktailSummer Sunset - Harrumph Day Cockail


  • 1.5 ounce Bacardi light rum
  • 1 ounce coconut rum – I suggest Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine for color


  • Mix the rum, amaretto, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake aggressively for a minute depending on how slushy you want it.
  • Strain the mixture into a fancy glass.
  • Garnish it with a strawberry, pineapple or orange slice.
  • Drink responsibly. It’s a strong one!

That should destroy any memories of any bad movies you saw this summer! Or maybe it will bring back that memory of that cute little something you saw at the theater and  you wish you had gotten her/his number.

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