St. Croix Rum, History of Rum, Cruzan Rum, U.S. Virgin Islands Rum Cocktails

The Buccaneer Hotel
A Virgin Island Luxury Resort Hotel
St Croix Rum

Rum Plays a Role in the History of St Croix
The landscape of St. Croix is dotted with the ruins of more than 300 sugar, cotton, and cattle plantations that dominated Crucian life between 1750 and 1950. Their evocative names- Wheel of Fortune, Barren Spot, Envy, Mary’s Fancy, Adventure, Mt. Misery, Jealousy, Anna’s Hope-conjure up stories of the dreams and misfortunes of their former owners.

A typical sugar plantation contained wind, animal, and steam mills for grinding the sugar cane; a factory for processing crushed cane juice into sugar, rum, and molasses; shops for craftsmen; cattle and mule pens; a workers’ village and a hospital; wells, water cisterns, and the planter’s Greathouse. Estate Whim Plantation Museum, a beautifully-restored sugar estate on 11 acres near Frederiksted, may be visited today. Ask our concierge about touring the museum.

The Cruzan Rum Distillery still processes world-famous Cruzan Rum according to a centuries-old recipe. A sweet aroma permeates the warm air as you approach the grounds, and visitors may tour the factory and discover how this popular rum is made. Ask our concierge about tours of St. Croix's Cruzan Rum Distillery.

Cruzan Rum was founded by Malcolm Skeoch, and has been produced for more than five generations. Cruzan Rum has been produced at the Estate Diamond distillery on St. Croix ever since 1760, and is named after the island's inhabitants, known as Cruzians.( pronounced crew-shuns) 

We Still Serve These Vintage Cocktails
In the early days, before modern tourism attractions, guests gathered nightly for cocktails.Though The Buccaneer is a great deal larger than when it was first opened, it still retains the gracious atmosphere of the original estate.

Today, The Buccaneer offers live music and fine dining for nightlife diversions, but maintains the repertoire of vintage cocktails popular among early guests. We hope you enjoy them!

vintage cocktails Von Scholten’s Mistress
A legend in her own time and ours "

1 oz. Cruzan dark rum
1 oz. Cruzan light rum
1 oz. pineapple liqueur
1 pineapple ring
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. cream of coconut
1/2 oz. lime juice

Put into blender, use tall glass.
Captain's Nest
Captain's Nest Cocktail 1 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz.amaretto liqueur

Mix all ingredients, garnish with lime slice.
Raising Cane
“This cane is still king”

1 oz. Cruzan light rum
1 oz. Cruzan dark rum
1 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. curacao
1/2 oz. cream de almond
1 oz. pineapple juice

Shake well, float a little
Cruzan 151 rum on top.
Banana Jumbie
“It wields potent magic”

1 1/2 oz. Cruzan 151 rum
1 oz. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 banana
3/4 oz. banana liqueur
1 cup of ice

Put into blender, bring to the consistency of snow, float 151 rum on top and flame.
Caribbean Sunset
‘A beauty, worthy of a song”

1 oz. Cruzan light rum
1 oz. Cruzan dark rum
1 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. lime juice
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 tsp. Grenadine

Shake with ice, serve in tall glass.
Decorate with cherry, pineapple
& orange slices.
Cruzan Confusion
“No time clocks here-relax and enjoy "

1 1/4 oz. Cruzan light rum
1 1/4 oz. tequila
1/4 oz. Benedictine
1 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. coconut cream

Put into blender with one cup of ice.
Float 15 1 rum on top.
“Sparkling as a pirate 's booty "

1 1/2 oz. Cruzan light rum
1 split of champagne
Juice of one fresh lime
1 tsp. sugar

Stir into a very tall glass
with crushed ice.
Add champagne slowly.
Jump Up and Kiss Me
“A local flower and an invitation”

1 oz. Galliano
1 oz. Cruzan light rum
1/4 oz. apricot brandy
1 oz. pineapple juice
1/4 oz. lemon juice

Put ingredients in a blender with a scoop of ice and serve in a large brandy glass.