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7 Classic Caribbean Cocktails to Try This Weekend

Whether your toes are in the sand or you're just dreaming of warmer days, these are the drink recipes you need to know in order to do it properly. Cheers!

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Planters Punch

Planter's Punch It's not just a drink, it's a way of life, says Rick's Cafe about their refreshing rum and fruit juice concoction.

  • 1 ½ oz. dark rum
  • ¼ oz. grenadine
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice

Mix ingredients together, and pour over ice. Add a splash of club soda, if you want.

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Painkiller

Painkiller You know and love this famous rum drink from the Soggy Doller Bar on Jost van Dyke, BVI. Now find out how to mix your own Painkiller.

  • 2-4 oz. of Pusser’s Rum
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • Grated fresh nutmeg

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Karel's Special

Karel's Special Two parts Malibu rum, one part each coconut creme and pineapple juice, and a splash of vodka make this drink a favorite at Karel's Beach Bar on Bonaire.

  • 2 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • Splash of vodka

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Nipper Juice

Nipper Juice This tantalizing mix of rum, pineapple, orange, and cranberry juice is enough to make us book a ticket to Great Guana Cay, Bahamas and pay a visit to Nippers.

  • 2 parts rum
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Splash of Nassau Royal liquor

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Bamboo Rum Teaser

Bamboo Rum Teaser Wash down your lobster Anegada's Big Bamboo Restaurant with the Bamboo Rum Teaser, a refreshing blend of Kahlua, rum, and fruit juices, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

  • 1 oz. Myer’s Rum
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 3 oz. pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz. guava juice
  • Dash of lime juice
  • Garnish with nutmeg

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Chi CHi

Chi Chi Called a "cousin to the pina colada", this creamy coconut drink is a favorite of patrons at the Moomba Beach Bar on Aruba.

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 ½ oz. jigger vodka
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. cram of coconut

Mix well, then garnish with pineapple and cherry.

Zach Stovall

Classic Caribbean Cocktails | Best Tropical Drink Recipes | Banana Bailey's Colada

BBC (Banana Bailey's Colada) Made with Bailey's, Banana Liqueur and Pina Colada mix, this drink is a favorite of bar goers at the Sunset Beach Bar on St. Martin.

  • ½ banana
  • 1 ½ oz. banana liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 ½ oz. coconut cream
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice

Mix ingredients together, and then add ice and blend.

Zach Stovall

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