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Celebrating National Rum Day with a No More Ms. Cranky Pants cocktail, featuring Cincinnati-based Mixicles

Sip Spotlight: No More Ms. Cranky Pants

It's World Rum Day, and we're celebrating it with this fantastic creation by mixologist Heather Wibbels, aka The Cocktail Contessa. (Not that we needed another reason to celebrate summer with a cocktail in hand, but we'll take it!)

This drink starts sweet, but as the Cranberry Rose Mixicles melt, they add tartness . . . and personality. We used a light rum (also referred to as white or silver rum) for this drink, but just like Ms. Cranky Pants, you do you.



  • 1 1/2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. passion fruit syrup
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 3 Cranberry Rose Mixicles cubes
  • Mango ginger beer

How to Mix: Add lime juice, passion fruit syrup, pineapple juice, and rum to a shaker with ice. Shake for 10 to 15 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass over the Cranberry Rose cubes. Top with mango ginger beer and garnish with a lime wheel.

Jen Morales is the co-founder of Cincinnati-based Mixicles, an all-natural, frozen, non-alcoholic botanical mixer that can be popped into any liquor, wine, champagne, etc for an instant cocktail. They can even used as a natural foundation for distinctive zero-proof drinks and smoothies. Learn more at