You’re on a beautiful Caribbean island, enjoying a golden sunset, turquoise water lapping the shore, your toes playing in the sand. The bartender asks: how do you like it? You reply: what’s the most popular way? He says he’ll surprise you. You can hardly wait. Several minutes later, from behind the bar, he comes with a Big Bamboo while the girl next to you is already halfway through trying Sex on the Beach for the first time. Yes, yes, yes! Jamaican cocktails have names as steamy as their balmy year long nights but don’t worry if the thought of them makes you hot -- they’re always served over ice.
Can’t wait ‘til you get to Jamaica? Here’s our top ten suggestions we think will help you explore your sensual side.
Sex on The Beach
Pour 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce Peach Schnapps , 1 ½ ounces orange juice, ½ ounce cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, pour into a highball glass filled with ice and add an orange slice for garnish.
Stir together 8 ounces cranberry juice cocktail, 8 ounces vodka, 4 ounces ginger ale, and 2 ounces fresh lime juice in a large pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses, and garnish with lime wedges.
Pour 2 ounces 151 Proof Rum, 1 ounce Dark Rum, a dash of Triple Sec, 2 ounces orange juice, 2 ounces pineapple Juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, dash of Bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10 -15 seconds and strain into shot glasses.
Blend 8 lime wedges and 12 fresh mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add 8 ounces mango vodka and 8 ounces mango nectar. Shake vigorously, and strain into 4 ice-filled glasses. Top with club soda, and garnish with chopped fresh mint.
Combine 8 ounces vodka, 4 ounces banana liqueur, 4 ounces pear nectar, and ½ ounce fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or pitcher. Pour into 4 ice-filled glasses, and garnish with fresh edible flowers.
Add ¾ ounces spiced dark rum, 1/4 ounces blackberry liqueur, 1/4 ounces crème de banana liqueur, 2 ounces orange juice, grenadine, and 8 ounces crushed ice in a blender. Blend until slushy and pour into glass.
Seduction on the Rocks
Pour ½ ounce Butterscotch schnapps and 1 ounce of orange juice into a glass, then add ½ ounce of lemon-lime soda. Add one to two ice cubes before serving.
Spicy Buttery Nipple
1/3 ounce cinnamon schnapps, 1/3 ounce butterscotch schnapps, 1/3 ounce Bailey's® Irish cream.
Mix cinnamon and butterscotch schnapps in shot glass first, then carefully add the Irish cream without mixing.
Add 3 ounces dark rum, 3 ounces peach liqueur, 16 ounces cranberry juice, 16 ounces Gatorade® energy drink to a pitcher. Add 2 ounces ginger ale and stir. Chill and serve over ice.
Add 1/2 ounce amaretto almond liqueur, 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce creme de bananes, 1 ounce light cream together. Shake all ingredients well with cracked ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.