Tribal Cana Cocktail Recipe: Flor de Cana Rum

After one sip, you’ll be swimming the channel.

The two questions I get asked most are, what’s your favorite island in the Caribbean and what’s your favorite rum. Two difficult questions to answer, but they do have answers.

Flor de Cana is one of my favorite rums. The brand was was turned on to me by one of the best in the business, Mike from The rum is from Nicaragua and can trace its roots back to 1890. After a couple sips you’ll understand why it’s the leading rum in Central America.

I have the Flor de Cana 5, 7 and 12 year in my collection and am looking to add more. Each is great to sip on as well as used in creative cocktails like today’s Boat Drink recipe, the Tribal Cana.

The Tribal Cana is an intense recipe with quite a few ingredients. I’m normally a simply, straight forward recipe type person but I thought we could mix things up.

Tribal Cana Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 ½ parts Flor De Caña 7 year rum
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ¾ part pineapple juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 10 cilantro leaves
  • 8 mint leaves
  • Fresh Cilantro to taste

Mixing Instructions: Muddle mint, cilantro, lime and pineapple juice in a Collins glass. Add the Flor de Caña 7 year rum and vanilla. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice and use a spoon to swizzle ingredients. Fill the glass the rest of the way with crushed ice and give another swizzle. Garnish with a mint and cilantro spring. Raise glass and toast.

Let me know if you mix the Tribal Cana up and what you thought.

Cheers to another Boat Drink!

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By |2016-12-31T11:58:36-04:00May 1st, 2013|Boat Drinks, Rum|8 Comments

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  1. Mango Eddie May 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Such a coincidence I just tried this rum for the first time at a dinner party this past weekend. I really like it!

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    RumShopRyan May 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Which one did you try Mango Eddie? Truly is one of my favorites. Think I’ll have a glass tonight! Cheers buddy!

  3. Henry May 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Which brings us to the next question: What is your favourite Caribbean island?

  4. stefanie May 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I also tried this rum for the first time this past weekend and fell in love with it. So ironic that you posted this. Try it with grapefruit juice and a marashino cherry in it!

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    RumShopRyan May 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Henry, I’m working on a big post to address that very question. Should be ready next week. Cheers!

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    RumShopRyan May 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Glad to meet a new Flor de Cana fan Stefanie! Which one did you try? Cheers!

  7. Stefanie May 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    The 12 year. Yum for rum

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    RumShopRyan May 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Yup, that’s good stuff Stefanie!

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