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Beaches Resorts’ 5 Most Popular Cocktails

Bars at Beaches Negril, Jamaica

The drinks at Beaches Resorts always find a place at the top of our Beaches Resorts Bucket List. When Beaches created their own list of recipes for some of the most popular cocktails at Beaches all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, it was too amazing not to share.

These include the Dirty Banana, Frozen Bob Marley, Miami Vice, Hummingbird and Purple Rain, all of which were voted the best cocktails by Beaches guests on World Cocktail Day.

We hope you have a blast recreating these!

Tip: Turn these cocktails into mocktails by leaving out the liquor!

1. Dirty Banana

Dirty Banana

Favorite cocktail of Beaches Negril guests

Sweet and classic, the Dirty Banana is one of those cocktails that is almost synonymous with the Caribbean. Sipping on this thick and delicious cocktail made with banana and other tropical ingredients will certainly set the tone for a blissful island experience.

What you’ll need:

1.0 oz. Dark Rum
1.0 oz. Crème de Cacao Dark
3.0 oz. Milk
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 Banana
How to make it:

In a blender add ice and all other ingredients. Blend until smooth (about 30 seconds).

Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

2. Frozen Bob Marley

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Favorite cocktail of Beaches Ocho Rios guests

If you haven’t had this cocktail before it can be hard to decipher what sort of flavour to expect. Dive in anyway with some groovy Bob Marley tunes in mind and you’ll be able to ride the waves of this layered and fruity cocktail in expert form.

What you’ll need:

2.0 oz. Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
2.0 oz. Mango Daiquiri Mix
2.0 oz. Appleton Gold Rum
1.0 oz. Blue Curaçao Liqueur
How to make it:

Set up your blender and start this cocktail mix by throwing in some ice and the strawberry daiquiri mix. Blend until the ingredients are slushy. Pour or scoop out the mixture into a glass to make the first layer of your cocktail.

Repeat the blending process with the mango daiquiri and ice. Once these ingredients are slushy, add half of the mango mixture to your glass for your second cocktail layer. Do not stir.

For your third layer add Blue Curaçao to the remaining mango mixture in the blender. Expect your mixture to turn green. Once this happens add the mixture to your glass. Do not stir.

You can add more rum on top of your layers if you wish as a float. Add to taste.

Use fresh fruit as garnish and serve.

3. Miami Vice

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Favorite cocktail of Beaches Turks & Caicos guests

What you’ll need:

1.5 oz. Appleton White Rum
2.0 oz. Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
1.5 oz. Dark Rum
2.0 oz. Piña Colada Mix
0.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
How to make it:

Set up your blender and gather all your ingredients along with some ice. Blend the strawberry daiquiri mix with the Appleton white rum, lime juice and ice until mixture is slushy. Set mixture aside in a mixing glass.

Blend the Piña Colada mix with the dark rum, pineapple juice and ice until mixture is slushy.

Pour both mixtures in one cocktail glass. Do not stir.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve.

4. Hummingbird

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Hummingbirds are both beautiful and fast moving so it can be hard to get a picture of them to capture the moment when you’re lucky enough to spot one. Fortunately, the same can’t be said for the popular hummingbird cocktail that goes down best when you really take the time to relax and enjoy it. Here’s how to make this flavorful cocktail:

What you’ll need:

1.5 oz. Appleton Special
1.5 oz. Rum Cream
0.5 oz. Crème de Cacao Dark
0.5 oz. Grenadine
1 Banana

How to make it:

The hummingbird cocktail isn’t extravagant, and the method is refreshingly straightforward. All you’ll need to do is put some ice and the ingredients into the blender and mix until smooth (about 30 seconds).
Pour your mixture into a highball glass, garnish with a cherry, and serve.

5. Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Prince’s song ‘Purple Rain’ is the first thing that comes to mind once this cocktail pops up on the menu. From the account of Beaches guests, this cocktail is just as smooth, delectable, and almost as soul stirring as the musical thread by the same name. The good news? You don’t have to wait until your Beaches vacation to try it out for yourself!

What you’ll need:

1.5 oz. Appleton Estate V/X
1 splash Blue Curaçao Liqueur
1 splash Sweet and Sour Mix
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
How to make it:

The first step to making this cocktail is probably putting on some music (preferably Prince) to help you get into a more mellow mood. After that, you’ll just need to pour some gin into a highball glass with ice and top it up with cranberry juice.

Add Blue Curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and soda.

Mix your ingredients with a little shake, add some more Blue Curaçao until your drink has a royal purple hue, then serve.

Personal Favorite

Purple Rain Drink from Beaches Resorts

I saved Purple Rain for last because it is my personal favorite. I needed to do a few adjustments at home to make it with what’s offered in my area and usually in my kitchen so here’s my home version of Purple Rain.

What you’ll need:

1 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 oz. Hendrick Gin
1 splash Blue Curaçao Liqueur
1 splash of Chambord
1 splash Sweet and Sour Mix
1 splash of soda
1 oz. Cranberry Juice

How to make it:

This is super easy and I certainly wasn’t technical.

Pour some gin, spiced rum, and Chambord into a highball glass with ice and top it up with cranberry juice.

Add Blue Curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and soda.

Mix your ingredients with a little shake, add some more Blue Curaçao until your drink has a royal purple hue, then serve.

 

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