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Cheers! – Jamaican Rum Punch

November 14, 2012

A few weeks ago I enjoyed an amazing weekend on the South-coast of Jamaica. In addition to jumping into ice-cold water at YS Falls from a rope and getting a ‘water massage’, eating pepper shrimps from a street vendor and taking in the untouched beauty of my island, we took a trip to Pelican Bar. This bar is in the middle of the sea off the coast of St. Elizabeth. One has to take a boat (unless you prefer to take a long distance swim) to get to the wooden bar built on stilts. Once you arrive you will see flags from all over the world, names etched in the drift wood and men jovially playing dominoes. We ordered our drinks, cautiously took a seat outside, legs hanging over the “walkway” facing the sunset and I had an instance of complete peace and gratitude. Pelican Bar is apparently on the list of things to do before you die and once you arrive you will understand why.

Pelican Bar, Jamaica

Pelican Bar, Jamaica

A friend once toasted “To Everything!” and I thought it was the best all-encompassing toast with such few words. When I was standing at the Pelican Bar with the sea breeze gently across my face, the warmth of the sun on my skin, and sipping on my rum cocktail I felt as though in that moment I had everything I needed and wanted. I made a Rum Punch that hopefully will bring a moment of ultimate satisfaction to you and your loved ones. Don’t underestimate how ‘yumminess’ can make you feel.

Rum Punch

Rum Punch

Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe (Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  •  1/4 cup Dark Rum
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Rum
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 1/2 cup of Fruit Punch (any mixed fruit blend can be used as a substitute)
  • 1/2 cup Passion Fruit Juice

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients with a cup of ice and serve.
Jamaican Rum Punch

Jamaican Rum Punch

Tell me what you think.

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

Jamaican Rum Punch
Serves 4
A tropical cocktail.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Orange Juice
  2. 1/4 cup Dark Rum
  3. 1/4 cup Coconut Rum
  4. Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  5. 1/2 cup of Fruit Punch (any mixed fruit blend can be used as a substitute)
  6. 1/2 cup Passion Fruit Juice
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients with a cup of ice and serve.
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3 Comments

  • Reply thebigbookofdating November 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

    These photos are awesome and now I have a strong yearning for strawberry milkshake (‘;

  • Reply Cash McKenzie (@cash_mckenzie) November 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    …this is good, I’ve actually had this drink already at a restaurant in the States. What’s funny is! I was actually planning to visit, that same restaurant; later this week. Great post, April πŸ™‚

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