Rum Journal: The Recipe For a "Naked" Rum Punch

No, no — it’s not what you think! Our latest Rum Journal recipe comes from our friends at Naked Turtle Rum, a terrific white rum that is doing its part to help protect the critically endangered sea turtles of the Caribbean. […]

A Caribbean Father's Day Recipe

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Did you know the Fathers’ Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd? Her idea was to create a similar celebration to complement Mother’s Day, honoring fatherhood and […]


Rum Journal: A Recipe For "Bahamian Summer Night Heat"

Above: Twilight on Paradise Island in the Bahamas (CJ Photo) THE LATEST edition of Rum Journal heads to the Bahamas, home to mixology expert and Chef Charon McKenzie. The Chef, who will be representing the Bahamas this year at the […]


Caribbean Cookbook: Grilled Shrimp With Pineapple, Avocado and Papaya

THE CARIBBEAN: it’s one of the world’s great culinary destinations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Caribbean cuisine wherever you are in the world. Our new regular feature, Caribbean Cookbook, brings you top recipes from acclaimed chefs, local cooks […]

Rum Journal: How to Make a Mai Tai, Martinique Style

Above: barrels at the Clement distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) IT’S ONE of the most famous rum cocktails in history: the Mai Tai. It’s a classic, forever a favourite for lovers of tiki culture, born, by most accounts, at the […]

Rum Journal: How to Make a Rum Runner, Barbados Style

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 […]

Recipe For a Caribbean Thanksgiving

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor MY FIRST experience of Thanksgiving in the United States after migrating from Jamaica as a boy was at my family’s home in Mount Vernon, NY. Not quite familiar with all the particulars of this holiday other than the musings […]

Nigel Spence: A Jamaican Recipe For Callaloo and Crab

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor WHAT STARTED OUT out as a normal evening of preparation in the kitchen, quickly turned into wild, pandemic, mayhem – a scene worthy of any primetime sitcom. That particular evening, we were throwing a huge […]

Rum Journal: A Jamaican Recipe For a Sunday Afternoon

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, […]


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