Coastal Living
Tracey Minkin
March 2015

Art imitates life, and sometimes so do cocktails. That’s the delicious case with this rum-and-juices blend that re-creates the rosy palette of a setting sun. The inspiration at Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen in Newport, Rhode Island, is easy to spot: its huge picture windows face west, across the harbor’s bristling masts to sunset over Narragansett Bay.

Fluke Sunset


  • 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Barbancourt 3-Star Rum
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) passion fruit puree
  • 1/8 ounce (3/4 teaspoon) juiced ginger
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup (recipe below)


  1. Combine in a cocktail shaker; add ice.
  2. Cover with lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds).
  3. Strain into a martini glass; top with 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) pomegranate juice.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice, if desired. Makes 1 cocktail.

Simple Syrup

  1. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  3. Cool. Makes 1-1/4 cups.