Zanzibar rum smiler

This Zanzibar rum smiler is lip-lekker beach-time drink, paired with, you guessed it, a little kick of island-style rum.
Zanzibar Rum Smiler recipe

Recipe from: 15 November 2012
Preparation time: 15 min


  • 2-3
    cardamom pods, 'bruised' to release the seeds
  • 1
    stick cinnamon
  • 1/3
    stick lemongrass
  • 1
    fresh mint
  • 250
    boiling water
  • 250
    cool water
  • 2
    tots good quality rum
  • squeeze of lime
  • ice
Servings: Change Serving


First, make your 'tea' using the cinnamon, cardamom, lemongrass, and mint and the boiling water.

Leave to steep for 5 minutes. Then strain, add in the cool water and leave to cool completely before filling up your glass with ice, and adding in the rum, and a squeeze of lime and extra mint if you like.

Reprinted with permission of Sarah Graham. To see more recipes, click here.


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