Bahama Breeze's Legendary Island Cocktails: Staycation in a Glass
|Cocktails from legendary Caribbean resorts and bars are a vacation in your mouth.|
Eight cocktails from world famous bars in the Caribbean are featured. Bahama Breeze executive chef Peter Olsacher was tasked with visiting several tropical islands to visit where the cocktails originated from (we do not feel sorry for him in the least).
His search for these legendary libations took him to the Virgin Islands, Havana, and Puerto Rico, to name a few. The cocktails are priced from $7 - 9 and include:
The Original Daiquiri
Named after a small beach in Cuba, the original daiquiri was developed in the late 1800's as a medical treatment for tropical ailments. Word spread quickly, however, that the drink, made with rum, fresh lime, and sugar cane, was simply delicious. It quickly became a favorite cocktail with Ernest Hemingway downing them on a regular basis at the La Floridita bar.
First invented at the Soggy Dollar Bar in Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, this potent cocktail is a mix of cream of coconut, pineapple, orange juice, and Pusser's dark rum, topped with freshly ground nutmeg.
The Goombay Smash
Known as the Bahamian National Drink, this take on the rum punch was invented at the Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay. The Goombay Smash is made with Captain Morgan original spiced rum and Meyer's dark rum blended with fresh orange and pineapple juices.
The Dark 'N Stormy
Bermuda's national drink, this simple drink is made by floating Gosling's Black Seal rum onto a glass of ginger beer.
Batida de Coco
This Brazilian version of a pina colada is made with Lebblon Cachaca, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.
The Havana Hotel Special
The signature drink at the famed Hotel Nacional in Havana, thispineapple punch is made with Bacardi Superior rum, pineapple and lemon juice, and a splash of apricot brandy.
Hailing from Old San Juan's Parrot Club, the Parrot Passion is a blend of passion fruit, orange juice, Cointreau, and Bacardi Limon rum.
Take a trip to the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands, home to the original Painkiller right now:
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