So what are your top reasons for vacationing at the South Bay Beach Club? Oh sure, there are the beaches of course, the warm blue waters and the sunshine, and all the sights to see and fun things to do. And the pampering, don’t forget that. But somewhere at the top of your list has to be all the cool, quirky tropical drinks you can enjoy.
The Caribbean has its own unique culture and traditions, and true to form, over the years they’ve invented some pretty wild concoctions. So the next time you visit, forget the pina coladas and the rum and coke, and treat your palate to some of these delicious, and decidedly different, tropical drinks, although you’ll recognize a couple of old friends in here too.
- Bob Marley – Like a lot of tropical drinks, what goes into the mix depends on local traditions and on the bartender who is making it. This drink celebrating the famous Reggae singer is no exception. In some places it’s banana liqueur and rum, in others it’s created with pineapple juice, and in still others, who knows? Creme de menthe and grenadine are usually staples though.
- Mojito – This drink has become a favorite of the beach set, and it’s not hard to understand why. Lime juice and mint blended in perfect proportions make this one of the best beverages to cool down with.
- Lava Flow – There are many variations of this drink, but one of the most popular uses two different types of rum, along with coconut, pineapple, banana, and strawberries whipped into a smoothie. Very yummy.
- Miami Beach – This one is a bit different in that it uses gin instead of the ubiquitous rum, with pineapple juice, sugar, and crushed ice. Simple, but effective.
- Hurricane – Go for the big blow with this potent brew. With as many a five kinds of alcohol mixed in, more sometimes, you definitely want to sip slowly. Passion fruit is often used as a tasty base flavor.
- Mango Colada – Ok, here’s one colada you really need to try. Cubed mango pieces make up the foundation, covered with lime and pineapple juice, coconut cream, and a variety of lighter rum for the kicker. All blended with crushed ice. Refreshing and delicious.
- Blue Hawaiian – An oldie but a goodie. One of the more colorful drinks to be served at the resort, it features blue-tinted Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, and one of the local coconut-flavored rums. Again, there are several versions of this favorite, like a lot of the drinks in the tropics, so ask your bartender about other varieties.