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VIDEO: How to Make the “Boricua” Cocktail at the W Vieques

 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 …

This Is Your New Thanksgiving Rum Cocktail

 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 …

How to Make a Coquito — Puerto Rico’s Christmas Cocktail

 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 …

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 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 …

 Searching for 007 at Half Moon, Jamaica By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – This time there is a cigar, and there is rum.  The soft burn of a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and some Blackwell, a Jamaican rum with …

 Above: a Ti’ Punch in Terre de Haut, Guadeloupe (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell No matter where you are in the West Indies, you will find rum punch. And it is almost always perfect, except when a few …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In the Caribbean you don’t need snow or chilly temps to put us in a festive mood. Instead, you can get your holiday spirit the island way: with actual spirits! So as we celebrate the …

 For CJ readers who aren’t in the Caribbean right now, we sympathize. And we have some help for you. Phil Greene, the author of To Have and Have Another, an Ernest Hemingway cocktail companion, has offered the recipe for what …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We don’t mind admitting that we’re just a little bit obsessed with mangoes: The firm-yet-yielding sunshine yellow flesh; the distinctively sweet aroma; the flavor that says “Caribbean” with every mouthful … Which is why we …

 This isn’t the highest bar in the Caribbean. Or is it? As a standalone bar, i.e. unattached to a restaurant, it might be, at more than 2,100 feet above sea level. Sure, there’s the bar (attached to a restaurant) at …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love the venerable Jamaica Inn for its chilled-out and elegant-yet-unstuffy vibe. But we love bartender Teddy, who’s been serving ‘em up for a whopping 50 years, even more. So today we’re featuring an iconic …

 IT’S ONE of the most famous drinks (and, at one time, professions) in the Caribbean: the Rum Runner. But how do you make one? Recipes tend to vary slightly across the Caribbean (with one notable constant, naturally), but we thought …

 It’s Aruba’s biggest export, but you’ll also find aloe in abundance on the Dutch Caribbean island. But what you don’t know is that aloe juice can also find its way into a classic rum cocktail. That’s what happens at the Aruba …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica IF IAN FLEMING had concocted a rum punch, this would have been it. The Goldeneye Punch is equal parts James Bond, Chris Blackwell and Jamaica. Goldeneye, the estate on Jamaica’s Oracabessa Bay where Fleming created James …

 Above: Jamaica IT’S A CALM, spring Sunday — a perfect time for a rum cocktail. In this inaugural edition of Sunday Rum Journal, we bring you an easy way to bring paradise to you, whether within the Caribbean or without, …