A Perfect Cocktail to Lime in Trinidad

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 30, 2017

This month, thousands of revelers will make their way to Trinidad for Carnival. Known as the largest in the Caribbean, Trinidad’s Carnival is the country’s main festival as many say “In Trinidad there are two seasons – Carnival and getting ready for Carnival.” Each year right after Christmas, Trinidad & Tobago heats up with celebrations and fetes leading up to the main event.

Here’s a recipe for a perfect cocktail to lime just right.

Liquid Lime


1 oz. orange vodka

1 oz. silver tequila

1 oz. coconut rum

¾ oz. blue curacao

1 ½ oz. lemon liqueur

Splash of crème de menthe

Lime wedge

Splash of sour apple liqueur


Mix orange vodka, tequila, coconut rum, blue curacao, lemon liqueur, crème de menthe and a squeeze of lime and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Top with sour apple liqueur and garnish with fresh mint leaves and green melon balls.

— Submitted by Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s executive chef Fernando Franco and members of the hotel’s F&B team.

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