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  • Sharron Jenkins

Caribbean inspired cocktails

To perk up your festive drinks parties, I'm sharing my favourite 3 easy to create Caribbean inspired and vegan friendly cocktails for your at-home and virtual Christmas celebrations!





Tropical Coconut Fizz


Coconut cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

  • 150ml dark Barbados Rum

  • 200ml coconut water

  • juice of 2 limes

  • ice

  • 200ml Prosecco

METHOD:

Put the white Rum, coconut water and lime juice into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until the outside of the shake feels ice cold. Strain into chilled glasses, pour in the Prosecco and serve.









Barbados Rum Punch


Caribbean rum punch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 150ml dark Babados Rum

  • 150ml pineapple/orange juice

  • 100ml fresh lime juice

  • 60ml ginger beer

  • Fresh lime orange or pineapple slices,

  • A splash of Angostura bitters

METHOD:

Mix the rum, bitters, pineapple and lime juice in a large jug. Cover, and chill for at least an hour.

Fill your cocktail glasses with ice and pour over the rum mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of ginger beer to each class. Decorate with fresh lime, pineapple or orange slices.



Fragrant Sorrel Punch - alcohol-free


Traditionally enjoyed all over the Caribbean at Christmas, fragrant Sorrel punch is one for all the family.

This refreshing and spicy ruby coloured beverage is served cool and made from edible dried sorrel petals which taste similar to cranberry.

Sorrel Punch - alcohol-free

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 crushed Allspice berries

  • 2 inches peeled Ginger

  • Peel and zest of one large orange

  • 400g dried sorrel

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 6 cloves, whole

  • 200g sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence

  • 1.5 litres of water

  • Ice to serve

METHOD Peel the orange and grate the ginger. Add all ingredients to a large saucepan, cover and bring to a gentle simmer for 30 minutes to extract all the spicey goodness. Cool and refrigerate overnight for nice strong flavour. Strain and serve. For the grown-ups, add a splash of rum.



ENJOY!








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