Captain's Castaway Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Captain's Castaway is a modern cocktail, gaining popularity in the early 21st century. It's a favorite among those who enjoy tropical, fruity drinks. The cocktail is named after the famous Captain Morgan rum, which is a key ingredient in this drink.

  • Popularity: The cocktail is popular in beach bars and tropical resorts.
  • Audience: It's a hit among rum lovers and those who enjoy sweet and fruity cocktails.

How Captain's Castaway Tastes?

The Captain's Castaway is a sweet and fruity cocktail. The pineapple juice adds a tropical touch, while the Captain Morgan rum gives it a smooth, spiced kick. The taste is refreshing, tangy, and slightly creamy, with a hint of coconut from the cream of coconut.

Interesting facts about Captain's Castaway

  • The Captain's Castaway is named after the Captain Morgan rum, which is a key ingredient in this cocktail.
  • This cocktail is often served in a hurricane glass, which enhances its tropical appeal.
  • The Captain's Castaway is a popular choice for summer and beach parties.


Captain Morgan Rum

The heart of the cocktail, 2oz of Captain Morgan adds the pleasant kick and unique spiced sweetness. Less would water down the pirate vibe, more would walk the plank into booze town.

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Pineapple Juice

4oz offer a tropical vacation in a glass. Too little would lose us on the island flavor, too much and we'd drown in the sweetness.

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Cream of Coconut

1oz is the creamy bliss that brings the tropics to your lips. Skip it, and you miss the coconutty sunblock for the soul. Swap it with coconut milk for a lighter version, but you'll miss the creamy wave.

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Orange Juice

A splash of 1oz gives the tangy citrus zing. Taking it away would leave you lost at sea without citrus sails. Substitute it with lemon juice for a sharper tang.

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Just 0.5oz for a sunset hue and a hint of cherry sweetness. Without it, the cocktail loses its blush. Replace with raspberry syrup if you're in a berry mood.

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Maraschino Cherry

One cherry to rule the waves as the garnish and sweet bite. Forget it, and it’s mutiny on the bounty of flavor.

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Pineapple Slice

The perfect garnish to signify you've found your tropical treasure. Without it, ye might as well send a message in a bottle saying 'Garnish gone overboard!'.

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Recipe. How to make Captain's Castaway Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Captain Morgan rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, orange juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to properly mix the cream of coconut.
  • For an extra tropical touch, you can add a splash of coconut rum.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp: The sweetness of the cocktail complements the slightly charred, savory taste of the shrimp.
  • Crab cakes: The tropical flavors of the drink will enhance the rich and delicate flavors of crab.

Main Courses

  • Coconut Thai curry with chicken: The cocoon of flavors provided by the creamy coconut in both the curry and the cocktail brings harmony to the pairing.
  • Jerk chicken/pork: The spicy and smoky notes of a jerk seasoning would find a playful companion in the sweetness of the 'Captain's Castaway'.


  • Pineapple upside-down cake: The pineapple in both the cocktail and the cake creates a seamless dessert pairing.
  • Macadamia nut cookies: The sweet, nutty cookies would make a delightful contrast with the citrusy and creamy cocktail.

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What you could change in Captain's Castaway

  • You can substitute the Captain Morgan rum with any other spiced rum.
  • If you don't have cream of coconut, you can use coconut milk as a substitute, but it will slightly alter the taste and texture of the cocktail.

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And of course - twists🍹

Captain's Castaway Cooler

Replace the rum with a coconut-flavored rum for an extra coco-nautic twist. Add a splash of club soda to give it a bubbly personality. This version sails the seven seas with a fizzy flag!

The Pirate's Sunrise

Add a float of dark rum on top after pouring into the glass, creating a layered sunrise effect. This drink's horizon expands with a slightly stronger, smokier flavor, perfect for the pirate who loves the dawn.

Tropical Storm

Add a dash of cayenne pepper and a squeeze of fresh lime to the shaker. This twist brings a storm of flavor with a spicy kick and a sharp lime twist that will blow you into uncharted flavor waters.

In case you forgot basics how to make Captain's Castaway

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Captain's Castaway

Can I make the Captain's Castaway non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the Captain Morgan Rum with pineapple or coconut soda for a non-alcoholic version.

Is the Captain's Castaway a good cocktail for beginners to mix?

Yes, the process of making a Captain's Castaway is quite simple, which makes it suitable for beginners.

What is the best time to enjoy a Captain's Castaway?

This cocktail is perfect for summer and beach parties but can be enjoyed whenever you want a sweet, tropical drink.

What kind of food pairs well with a Captain's Castaway?

Grilled seafood or tropical fruits would complement the flavors of this cocktail.

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