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.

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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

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