In the midst of this winter’s cold weather we are sure you probably wish you were on a beach somewhere. Rather than fantasize about a virtual vacation, BlackEnterprise.com is offering a few fun, island inspired drink ideas to keep you warm, toasty and entertained during this wintry weather. These drinks are sure to help you plot your next escape to the tropics.
This culturally vibrant island attracts thrill-seeking scuba divers, nature lovers and sun-worshippers of all kinds. Perched on 27-acres of rare natural preserve, the premier Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort provides an intimate ‘island within an island’ getaway to unwind and imbibe. The resort’s sprawling Caribbean Sea & Spanish Water Bay views perfectly complement a sunset toast.
Drink of Choice: The Curacao Splash. Using the island’s very own namesake, the drink layers Blue Curacao, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Meyers & Malibu rums for a rainbow of terrific tipsy confection.
Just 16 miles long, this hidden Caribbean gem is a favorite hotspot for celebrities and professional athletes alike. Tucked against the picturesque white-sand beach of Rendezvous Bay sits the magnificent 5-star CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, home to Azure Beach Bar. Picture an infinity pool leading you to a barstool overlooking white sand and the neighboring mountain peaks of St. Maarten.
Drink of Choice: Sam’s Pyrat Rum Punch. When in Anguilla, right? This fruit but refreshing take on the traditional rum punch is made from Pyrat Pistol rum, Galliano, apricot brandy, and tropical juices.
Looking for lush rain forests, lava formations, seaside lagoons, and monkeys around every corner? Head to St. Kitts, a little-known island with a big beach bar scene. One of the best is the newly renovated Bohemia Beach Bar at the St. Kitts Marriott.
Drink of Choice: Atlantic Breeze. The brightly colored cocktail is more like a hurricane wind with Bacardi 151 and light rum, a splash of passion fruit juice, a splash of mango juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
It’s all clear waters, cool breezes and lavish lounging in Aruba. With a beachfront locale, brilliant mixologist bartender and the absence of sound, Aruba Marriott’s adults-only H2Oasis Pool is the place to imbibe.
Drink of Choice: Aloe Rum Punch. With an ounce of aloe (Aruba’s biggest export) mixed with tropical juices and liquors, the Aloe Rum Punch is the perfect recipe to put you in an island state of mind.
Rum reigns supreme in Puerto Rico, especially at the Red Coral Lounge at the San Juan Marriott where the drink of choice is the signature Dragonberry Mojito. Take a side trip to both the Bacardi Rum Distillery and Don Q Rum factories that are on the island and available to tour.
Drink of Choice: Dragonberry Mojito. Muddle fresh strawberries, mint leaves and Bacardi’s Dragonberry rum for a refreshing mojito destined to quench any islander’s thirst.