Jun 08, 2015

Making the Rounds: Sunset Cocktails



By Helen Benefield Billings

Spring and summer are the perfect times to visit to The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida. What better way to usher in the warm weather season than with cocktails overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at sunset, in the wildly popular Gumbo Limbo?

Gumbo Limbo’s signature cocktail of choice is aptly named the “Naples Sunset.” It is perfect for sipping and soaking up the chill, and the oh-so desired atmosphere of this storied resort.


Naples Sunset Recipe

1 ½ oz       light rum
¾ oz          peach schnapps
Equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine

Mix light rum and peach schnapps together in a hurricane glass. Add equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice. Add a splash of grenadine to the top of the glass. Shake and garnish with a piece of sugar cane, pineapple and mint sprig.