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Rum Runner

One of the most popular rum drinks in the Virgin Islands is the Rum Runner. Here’s the recipe we use with no complaints. Rum Runner Ingredients 1 oz Light Rum 1 oz Dark Rum I oz Banana Liqueur 1 oz Blackberry Brandy 2 oz Orange Juice Dash of Grenadine Blend with ice until smooth Garnish … Continued

Cruzan Rum

Did you know… Natives of St. Croix are called Crucians/Cruzans Cruzan Rum began on St. Croix in the late 1790s by the Nelthropp family. Local mills crushed the sugar cane that was eventually distilled into rum. Visitors to St. John will find Cruzan rum in abundance, filling the shelves of bars and grocery stores with … Continued

Rum Light or Dark?

What is the difference between light and dark rum, anyway? Real rum begins as sugarcane that is then distilled. The color of rum comes from the ingredients and the aging process. Dark rum is aged in oak barrels while light rum is not. Dark rum may also have burnt sugar or caramel added for color. … Continued

Caribbean Stuffing

Sweet potatoes in the Caribbean are a common dish all year, but around the holidays they become the most popular potluck dish at the party. Sweet potatoes, raisins, pureed tomato, onions & sugar make up this traditional dish. Checkout this site for some wonderful native dishes. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors, from … Continued

West Indian Welk

A West Indian sea snail, the welk (or whelk) is also called a West Indian top shell or a magpie shell. They are not at all like the whelks in the US and Europe. Locally, West Indian welks are herbivores, whereas their northern whelk cousins prefer a meatier meal. West Indian welks are edible sea … Continued

Mango Margarita

Have mango, will eat (or drink)! Mangoes are juicy tropical fruits that drop off the trees in August and land in the mouths of anyone with taste buds.  There are what seems like endless varieties of the fruit, which makes for a competitive community when it comes to which is the best. For those not … Continued

Lime ‘N Coconut

Looking for cold, refreshing blender drinks in Coral Bay? Head to Pickles, Oasis, Aqua Bistro, Miss Lucy’s + Rhumb Lines. Not on-island? Create your own tropical libation with a little coconut rum, and a few key ingredients: Coconut Rum 1.5 oz (light or dark, your preference) Lime Juice 2 oz (Rose’s) Lime slice (rind and … Continued

Bushwacker

4 oz of cream of coconut 2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur  1 oz Bacardi® black rum  1 oz dark creme de cacao  4 oz milk or half-and-half 2 cups of ice 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream *optional, the odds of getting ice cream at a bar here are pretty slim Combine ingredients with two … Continued

Easter Bun Recipe

A traditional Caribbean delicacy, raisin buns, similar to hot cross buns, is essential to any Easter Sunday meal. They are often eaten with cheese. If you like Raisin Bread, you will love these Raisin Buns. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 3 tablespoons active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (115 … Continued

Rock the Roti

Travelers around the Caribbean will recognize “roti” from local menus. A roti (pronounced ro-tee) is a West Indian flat bread. Put something delectable inside said roti, and bwam! Best lunch ever. It all starts with the unleavened bread (i.e., roti with a small “r”). Fill it to make a Roti! roti bread 2 ½ cups … Continued

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