The Gauguin Cocktail – With White Rum and Passion Fruit

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History. Art. Booze. There is seriously no greater combination. NONE. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a bit, (everyone know that rainy days, a good book and coffee is the ultimate trio) but the booze / art / history trio is definitely up there.

This simple fruity cocktail is inspired by French post-Impressionist artist  Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, who found his greatest artistic inspiration while daydreaming and soul searching in the tropics.
Underappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Gauguin settled in Atuona on the island of Hiva-Oa in September of 1901, and there his bold experimentation with color led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral.

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Paul Gauguin’s desire to find ecstasy in the tropics, listening to “the soft murmuring music of the movements of my heart in amorous harmony with the mysterious beings around me,” led the French artist to create works of art that sell for millions today, though he was a broke beach bum at the time.
At any rate, this cocktail that is inspired by the French artist conjures up images of palm trees and sandy beaches. The blended drink is spiked with white rum – a dry light-bodied rum, light in color and lightly sweet in flavor that is produced from a short distillation period with sugarcane juice and molasses, while the passion fruit syrup and citrus gives a wonderful splash of the tropics to this drink.

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The Gauguin Cocktail

3 measures of crushed ice
2 measures of white rum
1 measure of passion fruit syrup
1 measure of lemon juice
½ measure of lime juice
Maraschino cherry
Put the crushed ice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and fruit juices into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass and add a maraschino cherry to decorate.

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Super tasty! Regardless of the weather, this drink will transport you to sunshine and sandy beaches! Enjoy!

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

63 thoughts on “The Gauguin Cocktail – With White Rum and Passion Fruit

    • 4 October, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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      Thanks Angie! Considering your food is always GORGEOUS, that is a huge compliment! <3 <3

    • 4 October, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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      It it quite tasty! Thanks for stopping by! <3

    • 4 October, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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      Thanks! You too sweetie! <3 <3 <3

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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      Thanks! You should give it a try! <3

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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      You should! Let me know what you think!

  • 4 October, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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    Very nice post my dear. I like coctails with a rum so for sure I will try this one too 🙂

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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      Yeah, rum is a personal favorite in our house!

  • 4 October, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    That cocktail looks good. Dangerously so.
    I am always fascinated that so many of the artists whose work we prize now, were not recognised at the time.
    I wonder whether that is still true.

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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      Im sure it is, it is a mark of most cultures to not recognize a local as possessing a spark of genius..

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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      No problem Missy, thanks for stopping by!

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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      Yeah, they pair well together, right?!

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      It really is! Give it a try sometime!

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by Amanda! <3 <3 <3

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      You should! And let me know what you think!

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      Happy October to you too my friend! LOVE this time of year!!!

  • 5 October, 2016 at 1:29 pm
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    Looks refreshing and delicious! I love how you paired the cocktail to the art!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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      Best way to view art… with a great cocktail in hand! haha!

  • 5 October, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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    It’s no wonder Gauguin was such an inspiration, he stood out from the rest and dared to use a different approach that became notable, which is always the case for every person who become such a great influence in any field; his work is truly beautiful and the use of color is amazing! That cocktail sounds great, too, girl! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • 5 October, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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      I personally like his style with bold colors FAR MORE than his previous work, or woodcuts. Those images just transport you to the tropics.. I love it! <3

  • 5 October, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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    This cocktail looks so refreshing! I absolutely like the idea of passion fruit syrup…
    Thanks for introducing me Paul Gauguin’s work…fascinating!
    Hope you are enjoying your week Gingi 🙂

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      I have never really worked with Passion Fruit before… really liking it tho! <3

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      Thanks! It was super tasty! <3

  • 5 October, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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    Interesting post and drink 🙂

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      Thanks Emilia and thanks for stopping by!

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      Thanks Adriana! <3 <3 <3

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      It is! Takes you to the tropics!

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      I may have been taking sips while trying to snap photos for this post. *shifty eyes* haha!

  • 6 October, 2016 at 11:20 am
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    Rum makes anything better, hehe! This looks so good!

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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      Right?!?! Rum and add ANYTHING is a valid recipe in my book. 😉

    • 6 October, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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      Sure thing sweetie! Thanks for stopping by! <3

    • 7 October, 2016 at 3:42 pm
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      Great pair, no? Thanks for stopping by!

  • 6 October, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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    This cocktail is almost as pretty as his paintings! I haven’t tried this, but need to asap!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • 7 October, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      You should! It is tasty in the face!!! <3

  • 6 October, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    This looks so good! I would love to try it. Gemma x

    • 7 October, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      You should, and let me know what you think! <3

    • 7 October, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by love! <3

  • 7 October, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    Mmmm…this sounds delicious! Whenever we get our mid-fall warm spell, I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for joining us at the #happynowlinkup!

    • 7 October, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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      Thank you for stopping by! Love that linkup, and all the fun pages I discover through it! <3 <3

    • 8 October, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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      Thanks Jan! <3 <3 <3 Cheers!

  • 10 October, 2016 at 6:35 am
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    The cocktail sounds fabulous as is the art.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • 11 October, 2016 at 2:40 am
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      It is soooooo tasty!! Too frikkin tasty! lol

    • 12 October, 2016 at 3:52 pm
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      Yeah, anything blended is awesome! <3

  • 18 November, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    rum is about the only booze i like, and i think this cocktail sounds amazing! love the art connection, though i wouldn’t know a gauguin if someone hit me over the head with it. 🙂

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