7 Tropical Cocktail Recipes to Get Into a Caribbean State of Mind.
Drinks on a Caribbean Sailing Vacation.
You might not have ever heard of some of these tropical libations. They are the creations and variations on a few classics from captains and crews who have sailed the many islands of the Caribbean in search of fun, adventure and drink.
These tantalizing drinks will definitely put the ‘spirit’ of the Caribbean in you while you are there, planning to go there or just thinking about being there.
If you are planning a yacht charter vacation, while on board these will put you in a relaxed state of mind. Can you think of a better way to start a Caribbean sailing vacation than with a uniquely delicious cocktail?
Or maybe instead of waiting till you get there, you might like to try these at home to get you into that ‘No Worries, Mon’ attitude.
As a catamaran charter yacht captain in the Caribbean and having been based in the Virgin islands allowed me to get to know all the yacht charter captains and chefs.
We would get together as often as we could on the evenings between cruises for dinner, drinks and spirited sessions of talks. A favorite topic of our conversations was “What is your favorite drink you serve to your guests?”
Here’s a list of 7 Caribbean cocktail recipes collected during evenings with our friends we made from different catamarans and power yachts over the 5 years I was chartering the Caribbean Islands.
Did you know that with an all-inclusive catamaran sailing vacation charter you have unlimited access to the ship’s bar? You can mix ’em yourself or sit back and let the crew spoil you.
We hope you enjoy these tropical delights and vacation to the fullest. Cheers!
- 6 oz gold Tequila
- 6 oz gold margarita mix
- 3 oz Grand Marnier
- 10 oz lime concentrate
- Salt rim of glass garnish with a cherry and orange slices, pour over ice. Serves 4-6 guests.
Pink Pelican: Courtesy of Captain Jack & Rona
- 2 oz Malibu rum
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3 oz lemonade to taste
- 1.5 oz Grenadine
- Stir and serve over crushed ice
- 1 oz Marula Juice
- 1 oz Peach schnapps
- 4 oz Spumante sparkling wine
- 2 oz Fruit punch
- 2 oz Pineapple juice
- Pour into 2 cold champagne tulip glasses, no ice. This was always favorite of the ladies.
Jungle Juice: Courtesy of Captain Greg and Heidi Snead
- 1 oz light rum
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 0.5 oz Amaretto
- 2 oz mango syrup
- Serve with crushed ice, garnish
- 1 part dark Pussers rum
- 3 parts mango syrup
- 1 part margarita mix
- Blend with ice and garnish with a flower
Banana Daiquiri: Courtesy of Captain Michael and Sandy Hallett
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ pint of cream
- 1 table spoon honey
- 2 oz banana liquor
- 1 oz vodka
- Blend, pour into fluted glasses, garnish
- 3/4 fill pitcher with ginger beer sweet soda
- 10 oz lime concentrate
- 6 oz tequila
- 3 oz triple sec
- 10 oz dark rum
- Blend with ice. Salt rim of tall Collins glass, garnish with a pineapple slice. Serves 4-6
We certainly hope that you will enjoy your holiday in the Caribbean Islands and the drink recipes to go along with your memories. May you have the best vacation you have ever had and ~ Good Travels.
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