Islands Drinks: World's Best Cocktail Ingredients

We consulted the Modern Mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim, to shake these ingredients into the Ultimate Island Cocktail. Read on to find out each ingredient's use and origin.

Appleton Rum
Appleton Estate Rum JAMAICA
This rich, full-bodied rum is the foundation. VX is easy to mix and perfectly designed for tropical drinks. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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Curaçao
Senior Curaçao CURAÇAO
Call Curaçao the modifier. It's sweet and bittersweet at the same time, and a little bit goes a long way. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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POG Juice
POG Juice HAWAII
There's nothing more island than passion, orange and guava juices. And POG is all three in one. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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Angostura Bitters
Angostura Bitters TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Bitters add a spicy accent. It's the missing link in the holy trinity of Caribbean drinks — lime, sugar, bitters. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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Goombay Punch
Goombay Punch BAHAMAS
Punch will make the drink happy. You don't want too much or it will be too sweet. Just a splash or two. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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Rhum Barbancourt
Rhum Barbancourt HAITI
Two rums are better than one. Dark rum adds complexity and layering with notes of vanilla and oak, and Rhum Barbancourt from Haiti is one of the best. Back to the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »
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Ultimate Island Cocktail Together, these ingredients make a cocktail so good, it doesn't even have a name. DON'T FORGET THE LIME! It helps cut through the sweetness of the drink. Get the recipe for the Ultimate Island Cocktail »Jon Whittle