Signature Cocktails of the Caribbean
As you look out your window it’s great to see that the weather is getting warmer. It won’t be long before you’re thinking barbecue, outdoor get togethers, and topping off your evening with a refreshing cocktail.
Why not impress your guests by serving a signature cocktail from your favorite Caribbean resort? When life gives you cockails, share the wealth!
Check out these delicious cocktail recipes from seven of the Caribbean’s best resorts.
Ocean Club Resort’s Ginger Lemonade
Located along the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach and turquoise waters of Providenciales, sits Ocean Club Resorts. These two Turks and Caicos sister properties provide an ideal location for direct beach access. All-suite features like a kitchen, washer/dryer and porch area, make each visitor feel like they’ve discovered their idyllic beach home. Watersports, bike rentals, tennis courts and beachside activities can all be found at the resort. The Ginger Lemonade is one of the most popular beach bar drinks at Ocean Club’s two resorts.
Ginger Lemonade Recipe
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
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 for a more “happy hour” inspired drink.
Cayo Espanto’s Espanto Wave
Home to seven villas total and located three miles off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is a barefoot luxe island resort that’s 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. These amenities help guests enjoy their island time without a care in the world. The paradise background of the Belizean waters, and incredible sunsets make for the perfect getaway. Guests fingertip options include swimming, snorkeling, diving and kayaking in the world’s second largest coral reef system or Great Blue Hole (full of tropical fishes, sea turtles, nurse sharks and more.) Vacationers can also explore mainland Belize and the ancient Mayan ruins. The resort’s on-island staff helps to customize the ideal experience for each traveler throughout their stay.
Cayo Espanto’s Espanto Wave Recipe
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.
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun’s Blueberry Mezcalita
Nestled in what was once a small fisherman village about half an hour outside of Cancun, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is a hidden coastal treasure complete with incredible cuisine, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views of the coastal waters. Simply relax on the beach or take part in weekly activities offered at the resort. Choose from Zumba classes, cooking demonstrations, tequila tasting, Spanish lessons, and more. Grand Residences creates the perfect getaway with all-inclusive or room-only options. An onsite spa and incredible chef make for an unforgettable experience. The resort takes comfort and convenience to a new level with their roundtrip car service to, and from, the airport.
Grand Residence’s Riviera Cancun’s Blueberry Mezcalita Recipe
2 Oz. Mezcal
2 Oz. Cranberry juice
2 Oz. Sprite
1/4 cup of blueberries
2 slices of green lime
4 Mint leaves
6 cubes of ice
1 sprint of mint for garnish
1 blackberry for garnish
In a glass add the green lime, blueberries and the mint leaves. With a pestle for cocktails, macerate until the juices are released and well mixed. Add the ice cubes, the cranberry juice, the sprite, the mezcal and mix. Decorate with the blackberry and the sprint of mint.
Hawks Cay Resort’s Key Lime Pie Mojito
Hawks Cay Resort is a tropical island paradise offering a quintessential Keys vacation experience. Choose from snorkel excursions, dolphin encounters, offshore fishing, and dining at six different restaurants on the 60-acre property. Guests can also pick from a wide range of accommodations with 177 guestrooms in the main hotel to a selection of two-, three-, and four-bedroom townhome-style villas. Each comes complete with a full kitchen plus washer and dryer.
Hawks Cay Resort’s Key Lime Pie Mojito Recipe
1 ½ oz Conch Republic Rum
½ oz Keke Key Lime Cream Liqueur
½ oz Fresh lime juice
½ oz Simple syrup
2 ½ oz Club soda
8 Mint leaves
1 Mint sprig
Combine all ingredients except for the club soda into a shaker. Fill the shaker with 2/3 ice and shake vigorously. Add club soda, shake once then pour contents into a 12 oz glass. Garnish with fresh lime juice and a mint sprig.
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort’s Coclé Tropical Mojito Recipe
Guests at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort can enjoy the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Coclé Tropical Mojito. The cocktail is served at Palapa Bar and is inspired by the great Cuban classic Mojito created by master mixologist, Miguel Diaz. One of the key ingredients is Ron (rum) Abuelo, a locally grown rum brand and one of the most widely represented liquors in Panama. Fruit and spices cultivated in the nearby Santa Monica Farm are represented in this cocktail with flavors such as pineapple, passion fruit, coconut, and cinnamon. This are all favorite local ingredients in the Cocle region.
Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort’s Coclé Tropical Mojito Recipe
1.7 oz. Ron (rum) Abuelo XV Tawny
12 fresh mint leaves
1.35 oz. passion fruit juice
6 pieces of lemon, juiced
1.35 oz. syrup with cinnamon, coconut and sugarcane
Candied pineapple slices
The cocktail is garnished with mint leaves, dry pineapple slices, shaved coconut and a burnt cinnamon stick.
Harbour Village Bonaire’s Rinconcera or Masha Danki Recipe
Harbour Village Bonaire sits on a four-acre tropical paradise. Enjoy the comforts of an exclusive beach on the this tranquil Dutch Caribbean island. Guests staying at this hidden gem resort have many drink options. Two favorites are the resort’s Rinconcera, named after the island’s oldest town Rincon, and Masha Danki, meaning “Thank you very much” in Papiamentu. The resort is also renowned for their unique diving/snorkeling experiences. Explore the island’s coral reefs teeming with schools of fish, turtles and more. A personal diving concierge is provided for each guest, to ensure safety and maximum enjoyment. The resort’s PADI five-star dive center allows visitors of all ages to get lessons onsite. Oceanside adventures such as kayaking, fishing or simply relaxing along the pristine and private beach makes for an enjoyable, all generation getaway. The resort’s airport transportation service to and from also appeals to travelers. The island’s position outside of the hurricane zone also ensures a great vacation, regardless of the season.
Masha Donkey. (The Bonaire Mule). – Copper Cup / on Ice
Fresh Lemon Juice
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