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Nigel Spence: The Perfect Caribbean Summer Cocktail

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor It’s funny how suddenly we New Yorkers have to be paying attention to the fact that the hurricane season began June 1st. It’s as if we became tropical overnight and no-one bothered to update us. Now …

This Is Your Next Caribbean Cocktail

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor What a something this month!  Two major events observed in February will be occurring on the same day this year.  This is bound to cause a stir as many participants won’t know whether to feast or …

A New Take on the Piña Colada

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might already know that Monday is National Piña Colada day, but do you know the origins of the popular pineapple-and-coconut rum cocktail? It was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1963 at the …

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 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Have you ever woken up with a particular craving and nothing you eat or drink throughout the day satisfies you until you get exactly what you are craving?  Well, that was me the other day. I could picture …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Is there alcohol in this?” Those are my famous last words every time I try a cocktail I love. I’m an unashamed fan of fruity, girly drinks, and I hate the alcohol in them to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor All that’s missing is the umbrella. But truth be told, we’re not sure that there’s room for anything else in this RumRunner, the house specialty at the bar and restaurant of the same name at …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor So you’ve already tried conch salad and guava duff. But there’s another local specialty you can sample the next time you’re in the Bahamas. Sky juice is a popular cocktail in the 700-island archipelago, a …

 The only thing sweeter than a stay at the Zen Oasis, the new adults-only section of Club Med Punta Cana, is the cocktail served at the sanctuary’s poolside Hibiscus Bar. Made with coconut and white rum and a selection of …

 How to celebrate the big game By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Superbowl Sunday’s almost here, and St. Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is celebrating the 50th installment of the football competition with not one but two limited-edition cocktails. Both festive …

 How to create a festive drink whenever By Nigel SpencerCJ Contributor I always try to come up with a signature drink at the restaurant that reflects the season to create a more festive mood. This year I decided to call …

 Finding a stormy cocktail for a calm afternoon By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Hurricane season is finally behind us but at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, they’re still serving up the only kind of stormy weather guests enjoy! Made …

 Sure, you’ve had rum punch. But why not have one with a little extra passion? We traveled to the W Vieques Retreat and Spa to find out how to make the property’s signature “Boricua” cocktail, a rum punch with a …

 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 …

 A sweet wintertime treat By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The pina colada is Puerto Rico’s national drink but at this time of year tastebuds are tempted by another rum-and-coconut concoction, coquito. Made with white Puerto Rican rum and coconut …

 Sipping in San Juan after dark By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In Isla Verde, San Juan’s Intercontinental hotel offers conveniences for every type of visitor: Leisure travelers will appreciate the beachfront location and full resort amenities. Its prime position, less …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a new kind of Caribbean cocktail. The Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France hotel has is launching a new selection of cocktails inspired by the property’s relationship with French perfume house Guerlain. The …

 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,” …

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s one of the great exports of Haiti — rum. And, more specifically, the country’s famous Rhum Barbancourt. That brings us to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, where the …