5 Caribbean Cocktails – And The Perfect Places To Drink Them This Summer
Here are just a few tasty Caribbean cocktails to enjoy, along with the appropriate setting for maximum enjoyment, including The Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Barceló Aruba, Barceló Maya Grand Resort, Occidental Caribe and Royal Hideaway Playacar.
You deserve a Caribbean getaway this summer – and you deserve a Caribbean cocktail in hand throughout your trip. So why not mix both of them up? Here are just a few tasty adult beverages to enjoy, along with the appropriate setting for maximum enjoyment, including The Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, Barceló Aruba, Barceló Maya Grand Resort, Occidental Caribe and Royal Hideaway Playacar. The Cocktail: A longtime Dominican Republic favorite, the Santo Libre is an absolute must-drink if you’re visiting the destination. It’s as simple as it is delicious, consisting of rum, lime juice, and lemon-lime soda. The Perfect Place To Drink It: The Santo Libre provides the ideal companion to an afternoon swinging in poolside hammock at The Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, located in Punta Cana, DR.
The Cocktail: Is the Mojito the ultimate rum cocktail? Some say it is – and it’s easy to see why, once you try one. Rum, lime, mint and sugar (derived from cane juice) are mixed with soda water to create a libation that’s the equivalent of a gentle tropical breeze. The Perfect Place To Drink It: Mojitos might taste even better in the water. Barceló Aruba’s Splash Pool Bar makes it easy to keep cool while enjoying a cocktail or two. Dive in! The Cocktail: Forget “California Dreaming” – try a Caribbean Dream. This fruit-tastic cocktail is made with orange juice, peach schnapps, rum and grenadine, shaken and strained over ice. And yes, it tastes as good as it looks. The Perfect Place To Drink It: The El Cielo Bar, located in the adults-only pool area at Barceló Maya Palace (part of the Barceló Maya Grand Resort), is just right for making your Caribbean dreams come true.
The Cocktail: The Mama Juana (or Mamajuana) is a traditional Dominican concoction made with rum, wine, and honey, soaked in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. With a similar flavor to port wine, the Mama Juana’s color is a deep, alluring red. The Perfect Place To Drink It: Put your feet in the pristine sands of Playa Arena Gorda (the location of the Occidental Caribe), and enjoy a postcard-ready Dominican sunset, a pitcher of Mama Juana close at hand. The Cocktail: The Margarita is a classic tequila-based cocktail – but in Mexico, tequila stands well enough on its own as a complex, satisfying sipping beverage. Whether you’re enjoying Blanco, Reposado or Añejo, a little tequila is a necessary part of any tropical getaway. The Perfect Place To Drink It: Royal Hideaway Playacar’s Tequilaria is a beautiful space dedicated to tequila in all its forms. You’ll be able to sample a program of tequila produced by small, micro producers and learn all about the spirit.