antigua barbuda cocktail

A New Cocktail From Antigua and Barbuda

By: Dana Niland - August 16, 2020

Looking for a taste of Antigua and Barbuda?

The twin-island destination is inspiring travelers with its new signature cocktail, The Lift Off.

With the increasing popularity of virtual and socially-distanced happy hours, The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority asked Antigua and Barbuda award-winning mixologist, Altino Spencer, to create a new cocktail to transport people to Antigua and Barbuda. 

Inspired by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s “Your Space in the Sun” campaign, Spencer produced a cocktail “perfect for those dreaming of an escape to the twin-island paradise.”

Launched in June when the destination re-opened to visitors, the “Your Space in the Sun” campaign invites people to come to Antigua and Barbuda to broaden their horizons and enjoy all the space they need.

Spencer said he The Lift Off to “evoke the flavors and feelings of an escape to Antigua and Barbuda.”

While highlighting ingredients found on the islands, the cocktail can be replicated by those at home anywhere in the world.

Made with crisp, light flavours, The Lift Off conjures up images of Antigua and Barbuda including the surrounding beaches, blue waters, secluded harbors, boutique properties, private villas and unique attractions and dining options. 

Spencer combines citrus flavors, Antigua Cavalier Rum, a drizzle of blue and fruit garnishes to create a drink reminiscent of the turquoise waters surrounding Antigua and Barbuda. 

The recipe calls for 0.5 oz simple syrup, 0.5 oz lime juice, 0.5 oz Grand Marnier, 1.5 oz Antigua Cavalier white rum, 0.5 oz Blue Curacao (for drizzling), 1 orange (for garnish) and ice. 

— CJ

Popular Posts

A.R. Carnegie, 74, Caribbean Legal Legend

A Caribbean Journal Editorial He was never a judge, never a Queen’s Counsel. His robes were never silk. But A. Ralph Carnegie was a Caribbean John Marshall if there ever was one. Ralph Carnegie, A.R. in scholarly texts, passed away […]

Robinson: Manatt Approached Government

Lackston Robinson, Jamaica’s Deputy Solicitor General, testified that it was the law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, and not the Jamaican Government/Jamaica Labour Party, that made the first move to solicit a contract to lobby the White House, he told […]

IMF Back in Antigua on Performance Review

The International Monetary Fund has sent a team to Antigua for a third review of the nation’s performance on a stand-by arrangement with the IMF. According to the Ministry of Finance, the IMF team began the review Monday and will […]

Related Posts pepe margo

A Rum Movement Is Growing in Aruba 

Down a quiet street in an industrial quarter of downtown Oranjestad sits a century-old home with brown wooden shutters and a barrel out front.  It’s an area that has become an increasingly hip corner of Aruba, home to a growing […]

More Cruise Ships Are Coming to Trinidad

trinidad cruise ship

Trinidad is projecting a significant jump in cruise passenger traffic this season.  The island’s tourism officials say “all signs point” to major gains in traffic, with the season set to begin in October and run through April of 2024.  The […]

Fortress' $425 Million Hotel Rebuild in St Thomas

the peninsula

The iconic Frenchman’s Reef resort complex in the U.S. Virgin Islands was built in 1973 and was a beloved Caribbean resort before it was shuttered in 2017 due to the massive devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. After years […]


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