A Fun and Different Cocktail Recipe: The Gombo

A Fun and Different Cocktail Recipe: The Gombo


Looking for a new and different drink recipe to try out? The Gombo might be just what you're looking for! This Spiced Rum drink is made with Orange Juice, Rum, and Mountain Dew, and it's perfect for parties or get-togethers. Give it a try today!

The History Of The Gombo

The Gombo cocktail is a delicious and unique drink that has its origins in the Caribbean. While the exact history of the cocktail is unknown, it is believed to have been created sometime in the early 1900s. The most common story is that it was created by a bartender who was trying to come up with a new way to use rum. Rum was originally a by-product of the sugarcane industry, and it was not considered to be a very high-quality spirit.

However, the bartender found that by adding lime juice, sugar, and other ingredients, he could create a tasty and refreshing drink that was perfect for hot summer days. The Gombo quickly became a popular drink in the Caribbean, and it eventually made its way to other parts of the world. The recipe has been altered to include spiced rum, orange juice, and mountain dew. Today, it is enjoyed by people of all ages and can be found on menus in bars and restaurants all over the world.

What Does the Gombo Taste Like

The Gombo cocktail is a delicious mix of Spiced Rum, Orange Juice, and Mountain Dew. The Spiced Rum gives the drink a smooth and mellow flavor, while the Orange Juice adds a tart and juicy zing. The Mountain Dew, meanwhile, adds a citrus flavor, and the soda's fizz provides a refreshingly crisp finish. In terms of taste, the Gombo is a well-balanced cocktail that is sure to please any palate.


How To Make The Gombo Drink Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!


  • 1.5 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1.5 oz Orange Juice
  • 3 oz Mountain Dew
  • Ice


Cocktail Glass


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Add ice in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker then pour in the Spiced Rum, Orange Juice, and Mountain Dew.
  2. Stir, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass.

Tips on How to Make the Best Gombo

If you're looking to make the perfect Gombo cocktail, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Replace Mountain Dew with Diet Mountain Dew for a more health-conscious mixer.
  • Use high-quality spiced rum for the best flavor such as Captain Morgan.
  • Be sure to use fresh orange juice for the best results although store bought orange juice will do. Add more juice for a sweeter drink.
  • Use a chilled glass or fill it with ice to keep the cocktail cold.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra zesty flavor or simple syrup to sweeten the mixed drink.
  • Use lemon lime soda for a more tart finish or grapefruit soda for a sweet note. This will give the drink a grapefruit orange flavor.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel, slice of orange, or a sprig of mint for added decoration.
  • Serve in a rocks glass or a highball glass.

In Conclusion

The Gombo cocktail is a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking to make a unique mixed drink for your next party or you're simply searching for something new to try, the Gombo is sure to please. So what are you waiting for? Whip up a large batch, serve as individual drinks, and give it a try today!


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