A Ghostly Cocktail from Jumby Bay


By the Caribbean Journal staff

With Halloween coming up, one of the Caribbean’s leading resorts, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, has unveiled a cocktail inspired by a local ghost.

It’s called Sam’s Cocktail, inspired by the Antigua resort’s resident “Jumbie,” the Antiguan term for spirits of people who have been trapped in a state of limbo or purgatory.

According to local legend, Sam Payne is a Jumby who likes to hang around the resort’s Estate House.

The cocktail will put you at ease, however, with a mix of rum and some sweet spices and treats.

Here’s how to make it.

Sam’s Cocktail


Spiced rum, with its notes of cloves, allspice, and vanilla, is complemented by comforting fall flavors of spicy cinnamon, sweet, rich maple syrup, and warming apple cider.


2 oz. spiced rum(English Harbour Antiguan Rum)

12 oz. maple syrup

14 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a lime)

14 oz. apple cider

18 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 stick cinnamon, for garnish


In a shaker, add all the ingredients, except for cinnamon stick, along with 12 cup of ice, shake vigorously to dissolve ground cinnamon, and pour mixture along with ice into an old-fashioned glass to serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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