Mix Caribbean Resort Cocktail Recipes for National Rum Day
With National Rum Day (August 16) quickly approaching, wouldn’t it be great to mix and share the cocktail recipes of your favorite Caribbean resorts with family and friends at home? Imagine a receipe from a beach along Bonaire, a private dock in Belize, an exclusive porch in Turks & Caicos, a family-owned resort in Grenada, or how about a picturesque sandscape in Anguilla. These settings and hotel destinations set the tone for a thirst quenching afternoon or a relaxing evening respite.
Check out the five rum cocktail recipes below and transport yourself to an amazing Caribbean beach resort. Savoring one or all these drinks is like taking a well deserved tropical break, only this time from the convenience and comfort of home.
Harbour Village Bonaire
Harbour Village Bonaire sits on four-acres of tropical paradise from the comfort of its own exclusive beach on the lesser known Dutch Caribbean island. The private beach, villa accommodations, wide-open outdoor spaces and intimate setting of Harbour Village makes it the perfect destination resort for social distancing. Guests who want to virtually travel to the hidden gem resort have many drink options with one of the favorites being the resort’s Rinconcera, named after the island’s oldest town Rincon.
Rinconcera – Frozen in a large white wine glass:
Ocean Club Resort’s Ginger Lemonade
1 piece of 10 cm (70g) of ginger peeled and chopped
1 cup of lemon juice (about three to four lemons)
1/3 cup of maple syrup
6 cup of water
2 lemons cut into slices for garnish
White rum to taste
Place the ginger in a food processor or blender. Add fresh lemon juice and process until smooth. Add water and maple syrup. Mix well. Strain out ginger pulp. Serve in glasses filled with ice. Add white rum to taste to properly celebrate National Rum Day with the tropically inspired drink.
Located right along the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach and turquoise waters of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, sits Ocean Club Resorts, two sister properties that provide the ideal location to activities and direct beach access that travelers look for without going overbudget. Both all-suite resorts feature a kitchen, washer/dryer and porch area, making each visitor feel like they’ve found their idyllic beach home. Watersports, bike rentals, tennis courts and beachside activities can all be found at the resort and are included in the stay. See here for an image of the signature resort cocktail.
Cayo Espanto’s Espanto Wave
1 ounce of Captain Morgan Rum
0.5 ounce of Blue Curacao Liquor
0.3 ounce of Amaretto
0.5 ounce of Triple Sec
1 ounce of Pineapple squash
1 ounce of Lime juice
1 tablespoon of Sugar
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and frozen. Sit back, relax and create a taste of your own private island paradise from the comfort of your home.
Home to seven villas total and located three miles off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is a barefoot luxe island resort perfect for intimate getaways. Each villa comes equipped with a personal butler, private dock area and customized meals set by the on-island world-renowned chef – allowing guests to enjoy their time on the island without a care in the world. The resort’s on-island staff help to customize the perfect and ideal experience for each traveler throughout their stay.
Frangi’s Island – Famous Rum Punch
Set on Meads Bay, one of Anguilla’s most renowned beaches, Frangipani Beach Resort has set itself apart as one of the premier luxury boutique resorts in the Caribbean. Located on one of the most picturesque Anguillan islands, the resort has become famous for their Frangi’s Island Famous Rum Punch created by the resort’s general manager, Scott Kircher. “This is my take on a classic Caribbean rum punch with just enough lime zest and bitters to take the edge off hottest and saltiest days at the beach,” said Kircher. You will be instantly transported to Meads Bay!
Frangi’s Island Rum Punch recipe:
- 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 parts simple syrup
- ½ part Amaretto Disaronno
- 1 part guava nectar
- 2 parts passionfruit juice
- 3 parts spice rum (Mount Gay)
- 1 part dark rum (Myers’s)
- Angostura bitters, to taste (we like a healthy portion)
- Sprinkle of fresh ground nutmeg for garnish
- Stir all ingredients except nutmeg
- Serve over ice
- Sprinkle with fresh ground nutmeg and garnish with a lime wedge
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel’s Calabash Citrus Punch
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel, a luxury and family-owned and managed resort in Grenada, combines superb experiences in both luxury and service set in a relaxing and intimate environment, creating the ultimate getaway. The following recipe for the resort’s Calabash Citrus Punch allows at-home travelers to virtually escape to the beach with each sip.
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 50ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 15ml honey
- 50ml Clarke’s Court dark rum
- Muddle ginger with honey in a cocktail shaker until ginger is fully crushed. Add the rum, grapefruit juice and ice then shake.
- Strain and pour over a tumbler of crushed ice.