The Gilligan Recipe

The Gilligan Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The Purcell Sisters created a fun beach-themed party to take you on a miniature vacation from real life. Of course, their delicious, fruity drink will transport you immediately to that sunny tropical island on the first sip. — Allison Beck

Adapted from Lauren Purcell and Anne Purcell Grissinger's "Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!"


  • 2 1/2 cups white rum
  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/4 cups blackberry brandy
  • 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons grenadine


Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time.

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