This Is Your New Thanksgiving Rum Cocktail

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 25, 2015

Sure, you’ll find a lot of recipes for hot buttered rum this week, or perhaps an early egg nog with spiced rum.

But why not go grand?

That’s where our favorite new recipe comes in: the Creole Royale, a French Caribbean take on the classic Kir Royale champagne cocktail.

It’s a mix of classic champagne and the famous Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb liqueur (a mix of both white and aged rhums agricoles and sun-bleached bitter orange peels, along with macerated Creole spices.

Hooked yet?

Here’s how to make it, courtesy of Rhum Clement itself:

1 oz. Créole Shrubb

5 oz. chilled Brut Champagne (We recommend Bollinger)

1 dash of Angostura bitters

In a chilled champagne flute, add Créole Shrubb and gently pour Champagne on top until the glass is full. Add a dash of bitters and stir.

(This cocktail is easily modified by adding a splash of grapefruit juice, and other bartenders have modified it to with stone fruits as well)

— CJ

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]

United Airlines Is Launching New Nonstop Flights to Belize

river in belize

The river lodges. The blue hole. The Maya history. The reefs. If you haven’t been to Belize, you’re missing one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful, adventure-filled destinations.  And now with another new flight, it’s easier to get there than ever […]

Related Posts hotel bakoua

Air Canada Is Adding New Flights to the French Caribbean

Air Canada is set to launch a new nonstop route between Canada and the French Caribbean this winter.  The carrier will be kicking off a new route between Toronto and Fort-de-France, Martinique beginning Dec. 16.  The new service will be […]

American Airlines Just Relaunched This Nonstop Caribbean Route 


Volcanoes, rainforests, beaches, UNESCO world heritage sites. The French Caribbean island of Martinique is one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in the wider Caribbean . And did we mention its also home to the best rum it the […]

Martinique Is One of the Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Cruise Destinations 

mont pelee

The cruise season has officially begun in one of the fastest-growing cruise destinations in the Caribbean: the French Caribbean island of Martinique, one of the fastest-growing cruise destinations in the Caribbean, particularly in the luxury sector. Seabourn Pursuit was the […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You