Surprised Cocktail

The Surprised Cocktail
A mix of rum, kummel, pimento dram and orange juice, this really is a 'Surprised Cocktail.'. Michael Marquand / Getty Images
  • Total: 33 mins
  • Prep: 33 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
151 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 6g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In an interesting and convenient twist, here are two drinks made with the same four ingredients. Which you choose to go with will depend on if you are looking for a stronger base or one with more of a focus on herb and citrus.

The Surprised Cocktail recipe is the first, and typically this calls for Jamaican rum. These tend to be more flavorful, though if you have a favorite rum that is rich in taste, I encourage you to use that.

When it comes to the other ingredients, I highly recommend fresh squeezed orange juice. This ingredient is the backbone of the drink that brings everything together and it pairs nicely with the caraway of the kummel.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.