The Jimmy Buffett

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When you think of Jimmy Buffett, you probably think of music , then immediately…Margaritas.  While there’s nothing wrong with Margaritas (in fact, this was weirdly one of the unrequited cravings I had while pregnant) this cocktail is not what you’d expect from the name.

Marlowe’s Godfather, Tyler, is the person who introduced Kyle and I to these cocktails with the promise that you could drink them “all day with no hangover”. Apparently this is a drink that Jimmy himself drank in Trinidad during Carnival.   I can personally attest to the fact that you can drink them all day, but the lack-of-hangover promise I could not swear under oath.  What I do know is that they are the perfect “tropical” adult beverage without being overly sugary.  I recommend clutching one under an umbrella in a brightly colored bikini, with your child at your Mother’s house.  Thumbs up!  Below is the recipe for the delicious, and hydrating, Jimmy Buffett’s!




  • 1.5 ounces Dark Rum
  • 4-5 Ounces Coconut Water (I prefer Harmless Harvest!)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Ice

Place first three ingredients in to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Pour in to a Collins Glass (or highball!) over ice.  Garnish with a wedge of lime.  Enjoy!












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  1. Dorie says:

    Tropical fruits ‘n rum are deelish! I would like to wonder if the ‘light’ rum would be less heavy?? Just a question is all. thanks honey…” Demi” on FB…

    07.12.15 Reply
  2. B-Rich says:

    Buffett’s own recipe just calls for “good Caribbean rum”… While he doesn’t specify dark or light, I’m sure he didn’t mean that bastardized spiced black “The Kraken” rum. Yuck…. I love them with white rum, myself.

    02.19.16 Reply