Rum Sour

Rum Sour

Presumably with tongue in cheek, Field writes that “the inevitability of a 16th-century Rum Sour — sweetened with sugar and garnished with a pineapple stick — is well-nigh undeniable.” I do not share his sense of inevitability, but I do love the cocktail.


  • 1 ½oz. golden rum
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ½tsp. superfine sugar
  • 1piece of pineapple
  • 1cherry
  • Nutritional Information
      • Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

        141 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 30 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 23 grams sugars; 1 gram protein; 2 milligrams sodium

    Note: The information shown is’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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  1. Shake rum, lemon juice and sugar vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled sour glass. Garnish with a piece of pineapple and a cherry.

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