Isla del Tesoro

Vickie Parks


This refreshing cocktail includes some of Cuba's best local ingredients including fresh grapefruit, lime and --of course--Bacardi Cuban rum. You'll think you left your cares behind and got whisked off to a secluded spot on a sandy beach in Cuba.

'Isla del Tesoro' means 'Treasure Island'. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island" was the inspiration in naming this Cuban cocktail. The novel is set at the height of plundering seafaring pirates days and is an intriguing story about a young boy’s adventures in his quest for buried gold treasure on an island near Cuba. Aye, Matey!


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 oz
    grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz
    bacardi cuban rum (or you can use spiced rum)
  • 1/2 cup
    crushed ice
  • 1 fresh
    grapefruit wedge (or 1 fresh lime wedge) - for garnish

How to Make Isla del Tesoro


  1. Chill a short old-fashioned glass for 10 minutes in the freezer.
  2. Add sugar, grapefruit juice and rum to a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Place crushed ice in chilled glass. Pour rum mixture into the glass over the ice. Add the fruit garnish, and serve immediately.

Printable Recipe Card

About Isla del Tesoro

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

10 Frozen Cocktail Drink Recipes To Help Cool You Down

10 Frozen Cocktail Drink Recipes to Help Cool You Down

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to chill out! There’s nothing better than relaxing by the water with a frozen cocktail in your hand. No need to head to your local bar. Just grab...

Recipes For Hosting Happy Hour At Home

Recipes for Hosting Happy Hour at Home

Kitchen Crew

I'm hosting a happy hour for my neighbors in a couple of weeks. Right now, I'm in planning mode trying to figure out what to serve. To help me search...

10 Cocktails That'll Quickly Become Your Favorite Summer Drink Recipe

10 Cocktails That'll Quickly Become Your Favorite Summer Drink

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! During the summer heat, it's nice to cool down with a beverage. Whether you're sitting by the pool or swinging on the porch, try one of...