How to Make Rocket Fuel: The Best Frozen Cocktail on Long Island

What says warm weather like Fire Island's signature Rocket Fuel? Save your ferry money and try our recipe for this frozen specialty right at home

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The Piña Colada just wasn’t boozy enough for the folks on Fire Island, so bartenders came up with Rocket Fuel, the coconut cocktail’s bigger, boozier cousin. While this tropical drink is best enjoyed on the car-free beaches of the island, it’s nearly as good served cold and frosty right at home.


One glass of the boozed-up beverage turns a simple afternoon spent in the backyard BBQing into a dream vacation. The cocktail gets its kick from the nutty amaretto, and the combo of pineapple juice, rum and coconut, as well as a fuel injection of 151-proof rum, which is poured into the straw, ensuring that first sip to knock your socks off. 



Here’s what you'll need to make this Long Island classic at home: 




-2.5 oucnes Dark Rum 

-2.5 ounces Amaretto

-1 ounce Coconut Cream

-6 ounces Pineapple Juice

-Splash of Milk 

-Crushed Ice 

-1.5 ounces 151 Rum 

-Brandied Cherry 



Pour dark rum, amaretto, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and milk into a blender with crushed ice. Blend until smooth (add more ice if necessary), and pour into a Hurricane glass. Carefully pour the 151 into a straw using a speed pourer (count out about four “Mississippis”), and garnish the drink with a cherry. Ready for sipping!