Cocktails & Spirits

Bahama Breeze's Legendary Island Cocktails: Staycation in a Glass

It's time to plan your summer vacation and there's not enough cash in the piggy bank to book that trip to St. Bart's.  Who cares about a villa in Barbados when you can hop over to Bahama Breeze and take a trip to the Caribbean with their new line of Legendary Island Cocktails?

Eight cocktails from world famous bars in the Caribbean are featured. Bahama Breeze executive chef Peter Olsacher was tasked with visiting several tropical islands to visit where the cocktails originated from (we do not feel sorry for him in the least). 

His search for these legendary libations took him to the Virgin Islands, Havana, and Puerto Rico, to name a few.  The cocktails are priced from $7 - 9 and include:


The Original Daiquiri
Named after a small beach in Cuba, the

original daiquiri was developed in the late 1800's as a medical

treatment for tropical ailments.  Word spread quickly, however, that the

drink, made with rum, fresh lime, and sugar cane, was simply

delicious.  It quickly became a favorite cocktail with Ernest Hemingway

downing them on a regular basis at the La Floridita bar. 

The Painkiller
First

invented at the Soggy Dollar Bar in Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin

Islands, this potent cocktail is a mix of cream of coconut, pineapple,

orange juice, and Pusser's dark rum, topped with freshly ground nutmeg. 



The Goombay Smash
Known as the Bahamian National

Drink, this take on the rum punch was invented at the Blue Bee Bar in

Green Turtle Cay. The Goombay Smash is made with Captain Morgan original

spiced rum and Meyer's dark rum blended with fresh orange and pineapple

juices.

The Dark 'N Stormy
Bermuda's national drink, this simple drink is made by floating Gosling's Black Seal rum onto a glass of ginger beer. 

Batida de Coco

This Brazilian version of a pina colada is made with Lebblon Cachaca, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.

The Havana Hotel Special

The

signature drink at the famed Hotel Nacional in Havana, thispineapple

punch is made with Bacardi Superior rum, pineapple and lemon juice, and a

splash of apricot brandy.

Parrot Passion
Hailing from Old San Juan's Parrot Club, the

Parrot Passion is a blend of passion fruit, orange juice, Cointreau, and

Bacardi Limon rum.

Take a trip to the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands, home to the original Painkiller right now:



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
Contact: Laine Doss