Rum Runner

Legend has it, Rum Runners were invented in the late 1950's at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida. Supposedly, the bar had an excess of rum and certain liqueurs, hence all the somewhat bizarre number of liqueurs that are included in almost any recipe out there for a Rum Runner, that needed to be gotten rid of to make room in the liquor closet.  They named the drink after the real "Rum Runners" that inhabited the Florida Keys in the early days running Rum in from Cuba and the islands.  Many changes are made as the Rum Runner passed through time. Most recipes are altered by using different amounts of the same ingredients. Sometimes an ingredient may be substituted or changed and the recipe will remain intact.  The only ingredient that remains sacred is of course the Rum.

1 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum or aged rum
1 oz blackberry liqueur
1 oz banana liqueur
Splash Monin Pomegranate Syrup
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
Optional: one ounce of Bacardi 151 to float on top
Orange slice

Pour rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, pomegranate syrup, pineapple juice and orange juice into a mixer glass with crushed ice.  Shake well pour into a tall glass.  Float 151 on top and garnish with an orange and a cherry.