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Island Drink Mixes

Here, we offer drink mixes served in bars on Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.

Click on a drink for the mix:

Coco Rita
Pirates Painkiller
Funky Monkey
Mango-Strawberry Colada
Turtle Punch
Pickled Parrot Punch
Pickled Parrot Mudslide
Sly Fox
Strawberry Pumcake
J.V.D. Sunshine
Co Natural
19th-Century Plantation Rum Punch

Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost Van Dyke, +1 284 495 9888

Coco Rita
Fill a 10-ounce glass with ice and add:
1 1/2 ounces Malibu Coconut rum
1/2 ounce of Mount Gay rum
Add a splash of cranberry juice
Top with margarita mix
Stir and add a squeeze lime


Duffy’s Love Shack, St. Thomas, +1 340 775 4122

Pirates Painkiller
Fill a 10-ounce glass with ice and add:
1 1/2 ounces Pussers blue label rum
1 ounce Coco Lopez cream of coconut
1 ounce La Famosa or Goya pineapple juice
1 ounce Tropicana orange juice
Shake vigorously
Float five ounces of Grand Marnier
Dust liberally with fresh ground nutmeg

Funky Monkey
Blend half a ripe banana
3/4 an ounce butter scotch schnapps
1 ounce Emmets Irish cream
1 ounce Leroux Créme de banana
1/2 ounce Cruzan dark rum
1/2 ounce of simple syrup or one table spoon of sugar
Add ice, but be sure that the liquid level is slightly higher than the ice level
Blend until smooth


Turtle Beach Bar and Grill, St. Kitts, +1 869 469 9086

Mango-Strawberry Colada
Blend 1 and 1/2 ounces dark rum
1 splash coconut cream
2 ounces mango pulp
2 ounces strawberries
Add ice
Blend until thick and smooth

Turtle Punch
Add to a 10-ounce glass with ice:
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit syrup
4 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
Add a splash of lime juice
Add a dash of bitters
Shake well


Pickeled Parrot, Jamaica, +1 876 957 4864

Pickled Parrot Punch
Fill a 6-ounce glass with ice and add:
1/2 ounce Myers rum
1 ounce Appleton gold rum
1/2 ounce Appleton white rum
2 ounces orange juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
Mix well

Pickled Parrot Mudslide
Blend 1 ounce rum cream
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Tia Maria coffee liquor
1 ripe banana
Fill with ice
Blend well


Foxy’s Tamarind Bar, Jost Van Dyke, +1 284 495 9891

Sly Fox
Fill a 6-ounce glass with ice and add:
1 part firewater
2 parts silver fox
3 parts Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
A dash of bitters
Top with a wedge of lime

Strawberry Pumcake
Blend 2 1/2 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce grenadine
1/2 ounce margarita mix
1 ounce of orange juice
1 ounce of pineapple juice
A dash of créme de coconut

J.V.D. Sunshine
Blend 2 ounces of white rum
A dash of amaretto
3 ounces of orange juice
1 1/2 ounces of Coco Lopez


Tcholit, Ladera Resort, St. Lucia, +1 758 459 7323

Co Natural
1 1/2 ounces dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1 1/2 ounces fresh or frozen coconut cream
1 small scoop of coconut ice cream
Blend to a milk shake consistency
Sprinkle cinnamon on top

19th-Century Plantation Rum Punch
1 1/2 ounces of dark rum
Juice from one lime
1/2 an ounce sugar syrup (simple syrup)
2 ounces fresh citrus or passion fruit
2 dashes angostura bitters
Stir and add ice to fill a six-ounce glass
Sprinkle fresh, grated nutmeg on top
Add a sprig of mint or cinnamon bark


—Compiled by Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan is Traveler magazine’s online editor.