Fruity LaPointe Cocktail

Treat Yourself to Something New – Make a Fruity LaPointe Cocktail

The bar is open… so welcome back to “Nick’s Mix”! My goal with this series is to
teach you how to make a variety of mixed drinks in your own home using simple recipes. Be sure to check back every week for a new “drink of the week”!

Each month there are four drinks based on a particular spirit. The first month was
vodka drinks, the second was tequila and this month we are having some fun with white rum.

This week’s drink is one that most of you probably haven’t tried before. It’s called a Fruity LaPointe Cocktail. This one you can build right in a pint or Hurricane glass.


2 1/2 oz. White Rum (Bacardi or the like)
2 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Ginger Ale
A dash or two Lime Juice


In a glass half filled with ice, start with your white rum and follow that with your pineapple juice, cranberry juice, the lime juice (don’t over-do it) and finally the ginger ale. If you like bubbles make sure you add the ginger ale slowly.

Gently stir the the cocktail so you don’t lose the carbonation from the ginger ale.

Garnish with a slice of lime and a cherry or two… orange slice, pineapple, any kind of fruit you want really. Might as well add them all and get fruity with it, come on it’s a fruity LaPointe!

Enjoy (responsibly)! We have to credit Ricky Love for that recipe.

If you missed any of the last two months segments, they are archived and searchable here!
Feel free to explore because variety is the spice of life!


DK has been a fan of the internet for quite some time now and loves working with it. He likes dogs, sports, and bologna. He has 1 degree and 1 intramural Ping Pong championship from Ithaca College. Fun fact: he can whistle inhaling as well as exhaling.