Rendezvous rum cocktail

Recipe Friday: Thirsty Camel's Rendezvous

Written by Marilyn Hawkes Category: Recipes Issue: August 2018
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Thursday, August 16, is National Rum Day, so naturally we rounded up a fun drink for you to make at home. The rum-spiked Rendezvous is courtesy of the Thirsty Camel a sleek, earthtone bar at The Phoenician with spectacular Valley views and a daily summer happy hour that starts at 2 p.m.

The recipe calls for Gruet sparkling wine, which you can find at Total Wine or similar stores, but you can substitute any dry sparkling wine, Prosecco, brut sparkling wine or champagne, according to the folks at the Thirsty Camel. As for the tamarind syrup, you can purchase online at Liquid Alchemist.

Celebrate National Rum Day by making a Rendezvous at home or head over to The Phoenician, belly up to the bar and let the professionals take over. On August 16, the Rendezvous will be half-price in honor of National Rum Day. Cheers!


1 ½ oz. Cruzan Light Rum
1 oz. tamarind syrup
4 fresh blackberries
1 fresh mint sprig
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Gruet sparkling wine to top

1. In a shaker add rum, tamarind syrup, blackberries, mint and lemon juice.
2. Add ice and shake hard until well chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass and top with Gruet. 
3. Garnish with a blackberry on a pick and mint sprig.