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Cocktails in the BVI

The best cocktails in the British Virgin Islands

PAINKILLER

The infamous cocktail that must be tried and tested from the Soggy Dollar bar in Jost Van Dyke.

  • 2 oz Cruzan Rum
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg to garnish
  • Ice

Notes: Shake non alcoholic ingredients prior to adding the rum.

RUM PUNCH

A simple Caribbean classic, made a variety of ways. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sour but always has a kick!

  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 oz Grenadine Syrup
  • Ice
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple, orange or a cherry

Notes: Combine all ingredients together with ice and garnish with fruit of choice.

Bushwacker Cocktail

BUSHWACKER

This frozen, creamy and ridiculously strong glass of chocolaty goodness is more of a dessert than a cocktail. Originating at the Ship’s Store/Sapphire Pub in St. Thomas in 1975 this is a must try when visiting the islands.

  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz  Kahlua
  • 1 oz Barcardi Rum
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez
  • Ice, Whipped Cream, Maraschino Cherry, Nutmeg and Chocolate Sauce to garnish.

Notes: Drizzle chocolate sauce around the inside of your glass before adding the Bushwacker mixture. Blend all ingredients with ice until smooth and creamy. Add whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with cherry.

DARK AND STORMY REFRESHING

Delicious, refreshing and easy to make. A popular choice in the Caribbean.

  • 2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Dark Rum
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Slice of Lime

Notes: Combine rum and ginger beer over ice. Add a dash of Angostura bitters and add a wedge of lime to garnish.

PIÑA COLADA

One of the classics… A sweet, creamy cocktail invented in Puerto Rico.

  • 2 oz Bacardi Rum (Gold or Dark)
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Slice of pineapple and a cherry to garnish

Notes: Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Pour over ice and add fruit garnish.

TING WITH A STING

Ting is a deliciously tart and sweet Grapefruit flavoured soft drink, originating from Jamaica. A refreshing beverage that goes well with a variety of spirits.

  • 2 oz Spirit of choice (Rum, Vodka, Gin…)
  • 5 oz Ting Grapefruit Soda
  • Slice of lime
  • Ice

Note: Mix together over ice. Add a twist of lime and enjoy.

So if you have those post holidays blues and you’re reminiscing on those magical island moments, I suggest doing so as you sip on one of these popular island delights!