Caribbean Drink Recipes
Eight Caribbean Drink Recipes
When it comes to Caribbean drink recipes, rum is the spirit of choice. Distilled from sugar cane molasses, the very word conjures up images of tall ships, drunken pirates and tropical islands.Don't despair if you can't travel all the way to the Caribbean to enjoy a tasty rum cocktail. You can still make any of the following recipes in the comfort of your own home.
The Cuba Libre is simple and refreshing.Just pour two ounces of light rum into a glass with ice and a few lime slices. Top off the glass with your favorite brand of cold cola. Add an extra squeeze of fresh lime, and you're ready to rock.
In a blender, combine:
- Two ounces of rum, your choice of light or dark
- Two ounces of coconut cream
- One ounce of heavy cream
- Four ounces of pineapple juice
Blend the ingredients with half a cup of ice until smooth. Pour the drink into a hurricane glass and garnish it with a pineapple wedge.
Planter's PunchPlanter's Punch is another staple of the Caribbean cocktail scene. The drink gets its name from the sugar cane plantations of old.
Blend two ounces of light rum, one ounce of fresh lemon juice and a splash of fresh orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Technically the Hurricane originated in New Orleans, but you can certainly taste the Caribbean influence in the ingredients.Combine one-and-a-half ounces each of both light and dark rum, two ounces of passion fruit juice and one ounce each of lime and pineapple juice in an ice-filled shaker.
Add one teaspoon each of grenadine and superfine sugar. Shake well. Strain the drink into a glass with ice.The traditional garnish for this drink is a cherry and an orange slice, but you can use a pineapple wedge if your prefer.
The Mojito originated in Cuba, and it was rumored to be Ernest Hemingway's second favorite cocktail.In a shaker glass, muddle two sprigs of mint with one teaspoon of superfine sugar. Pour in two ounces of light rum and half a cup of cracked ice and shake well. Strain the contents into a tall glass with ice, and then top it off with chilled club soda. Garnish the beverage with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
Here's another tasty rum cocktail that will make you dream of the islands.In a shaker filled with ice, combine half an ounce each of 151-proof rum, light rum and dark rum with half an ounce of Kahlua, one ounce of lemon juice and three ounces of pineapple juice.
Shake the ingredients and strain them over ice in a glass. Garnish the drink with your choice of a pineapple wedge or orange slice and a cherry.
You'll probably feel like a zombie if you drink more than one glass of this cocktail.In a blender with half a cup of ice, combine one ounce each of fresh pineapple and orange juice with one ounce each of light rum and dark rum.
Add one ounce of passion fruit syrup, three-quarters of an ounce of fresh lime juice and half an ounce of apricot brandy. Toss in one teaspoon of superfine sugar. Blend the ingredients well.Pour the beverage into a chilled glass and add half an ounce of 151-proof rum on top. Garnish the drink with a sprig of mint and the fruit of your choice.
Now it's time for Hemingway's favorite drink: the Daiquiri. "Papa" preferred his Daiquiris with the additional ingredients of grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur, but the following recipe is for the classic Daiquiri.In a shaker with ice, combine two ounces of light rum, one-and-a-half ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice and one teaspoon of superfine sugar. Shake thoroughly. Strain the drink into a chilled glass. Garnish the beverage with a slice of lime.
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