Alcohol is something that we have noticed as being quite prevalent when it comes to cruising. When many are either vacationing, enjoying their retirement, or have chosen “this day” to be work free, you often hear the expression “it must be noon somewhere” when the drinks start flowing at an earlier hour. Often the drinks just keep coming as everyone is enjoying their fun in the sun and moving towards “sundowners” in early evening, and cocktails into the night. I am not complaining whatsoever, and am actually happy that we are living this out in the Tropics where there are a number of tasty drinks to try out.
   Having befriended one of the local bartenders in Georgetown, she was kind enough to share her bar’s recipes with me as long as I promised that my consumption would not cease and my visits to her would not lessen! And that they did not. But now that we have left the bahamas and moved on to the Dominican i am glad to have these recipes at hand in case I ever want to reminisce. I have decided to share them with you so that you can all join in on some Bahamian treats whether you are in the sun or not.

(Warning: she gave me the bar quantities, so these recipes are to make 1 liter of each, you may want to adapt the quantities if you don’t think you will be drinking that much!)

Piña Colada
20oz Myers Rum (dark rum)
10oz Coconut Rum
15oz Creme of Coconut
83oz Pineapple Juice
1 Can of Evaporated Milk
    – Pour some over ice in a blender, blend, drink.

Goombay Smash
24oz Dark Rum
16oz Coconut Rum
79oz Pineapple Juice
3oz Lime Juice
8oz Triple Sec

Bahama Mama
20oz Dark Rum
40oz Pineapple Juice
2oz Lemon Juice
2oz Bitters
8oz Triple Sec
8oz Creme de Banana
40oz Orange Juice
8oz Grenadine

Rum Punch
10oz Dark Rum
15oz Myers Rum
46oz Pineapple Juice
46oz Orange Juice
8oz Grenadine
1oz Bitters
2 oz Lemon Juice

Thanks “K” you’re awesome for sharing. Enjoy!