Awesome Alcoholic Beverages From Around The Tropical World
Beso Purpura (Purple Kiss) / Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa / Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Located in the same state as the town of Tequila, it’s no wonder why Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort is one of the only resorts with its own proprietary brand of tequila, CasaMagna, and its own tequila sommelier to boot. The Purple Kiss contains that tequila as well as other ingredients that don’t exactly make it purple but do make it tasty.
Dash of agave syrup
1 ½ oz white tequila
1 ½ oz lemon juice
5 pieces of blackberry
Leaves of rosemary
Shake and pour into glass with ice and garnish with blackberry.
The Classic Pina Colada / Caribe Hilton / Puerto Rico
This classic cocktail was created in Puerto Rico and contains rum in a frothy white and cooling beverage. One claim has it was invited here, at the Caribe Hilton in 1954, tho PubClub insists the original Pina Colada was created at Barrachina Restaurant in Old Town San Juan. Frankly, it really doesn’t matter – just enjoy the drink wherever you are in the world.
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup of crushed ice
Add the rum, coconut cream, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender (a Nutribullet or a Nutri Ninja works well here). Ass the ice and blend until smooth for about 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
Sweet & Spicy Margarita / The Palms Hotel & Spa / Miami Beach
Shake up summer with a mix of sweet and spicy. Find this tropical-inspired cocktail at The Tiki Bar at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach.
1 ½ oz. Jalapeño infused Casa Noble Reposado
¾ oz. Solerno Blood Orange liquor
¾ oz. Guava puree
¾ oz. Lime juice
Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Rim the glass with ancho-sugar. Shake ingredients well and strain into glass with ice. Garnish with jalapeño and lime slice.
Down & Dirty Pineapple Martini / Hedonism II / Negril, Jamaica
Hedonism II is known for things other than cocktails, but this pineapple martini loaded with vitamin C can puts its guests in the right mind and body spirit to enjoy the resort’s more famous activities.
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
The Intimidator (For Two) / The DAYTONA / Daytona, Florida
This drink is served at Daytona Beach’s newest hotel, which just opened across from the Daytona International Speedway. With the Firecracker 400 taking place the 4th of July weekend (it’s now called the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and is on Saturday, July 6) it’s a tribute to NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt, who went by the nickname of “The Intimidator.”
2 oz. Bourbon
.25 oz. Demerara
2 dash Angostura bitters
2 dash orange bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing beaker and add ice. Stir 40x, then strain into rocks glass over large ice cube. Garnish with orange swath and brandied cherry. Serves two.
Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita / Opal Sands Resort / Clearwater Beach, FL
The strawberry jalapeño margarita served at Sea-Guini in Opal Sands Resort is a party for the taste buds. Fresh muddled strawberries, jalapeños and a sugar rim make this a sweet and spicy sipper.
1.5 oz Patron Silver
.75 oz Cointreau
.25 oz simple syrup
Splash of Ripe Margarita Mix
3 jalapeno slices
Muddle one strawberry and three jalapeno slices in a rocks glass. Combine all liquid ingredients and double strain over ice and muddled ingredients. Garnish with a sugar rim and whole strawberry.
Bird Of Paradise / VASO / Dublin, Ohio
The Bird of Paradise is a new lower ABV and sustainable cocktail that will be served at this popular rooftop bar. It can be made by using seasonal fruit, herbs, low amounts of sugar and water as well as with different spirits. Sure, Dubin is nowhere near the ocean or a beach, but Ohioans like to dream of tropical locations. This is a two-part recipe.
Part 1 Ingredients:
1 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
1.5 oz house aqua fresca (recipe below)
.5 oz fresh lime
Basil leaves and aromatic mint springs
Shake all ingredients and serve in a highball. Garnish with basil leaves, mint sprigs, and a 1/4 cut orange wedge, shaping garnish around straw to resemble bird of paradise flower.
Pisco Sour / JW Marriott El Convento Cusco / Cusco, Peru
Beyond Cusco’s native dishes, its national spirit, Pisco, is a big part of the culture, and a must-have when visiting Peru. JW Marriott El Convento Cusco invites visitors to hop behind the bar for a hands-on tutorial on how to make the perfect Pisco Sour – the national drink. Of course, wth Peru being in the Southern Hemisphere, to make it a summertime cocktail there, you’ll have to have it around December or January.
3 oz. Pisco
1 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. Sweet potato juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
1 oz. Egg white
7 ice cubes
Add the Pisco, lime juice, sweet potato juice, simple syrup, egg white and ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour into a chilled, stemless martini glass and garnish with three drops of bitters.