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Famous Signature Cocktail Recipes From Anguilla Restaurants

Anguilla is somewhat of a hidden gem. While nearby St. Maarten is dotted with fashion, nightlife, and high-end shopping, Anguilla is serene and secluded. It is home to what the Travel Channel boasts are the “best beaches in the world” – Mead’s Bay and Shoal Bay.  With over 33 of the world’s most beautiful beaches and a small year-round population, you almost always feel like you have the island all to yourself.

At first glance, you would never suspect that this quiet little island is known to be the culinary capitol of the Caribbean. With only about 30 square miles of island and over 70 restaurants, it’s said that Anguilla has more gourmet restaurants per acre than the island of Manhattan! Chefs, both locally born and raised and those classically trained and returned to the island, create some of the most ingenious plates in the region. “  1

We have highlighted a few quintessential Anguillan recipes in this series including award-winning recipes from Anguilla’s 5-Star restaurants.  We encourage you to try them out in your fully equipped granite kitchens while staying at Carimar Beach Club….or try them at home to bring back some of our beautiful Anguilla with you.  You can find fresh fruits and vegetables at the local farmers’ markets and freshly caught fish at the docks or at the local fisheries.  Other ingredients including Caribbean spices can be found right down the road from Carimar at Best Buy Supermarket.

As our second installment of the series, we are excited to share some of our FAVORITE COCKTAIL recipes from Anguilla’s best restaurants and bars – including Scilly Cay, The Pumphouse, Elvis’ Beach Bar, Cuisinart, and Cap Juluca.  Our guests at Carimar can make these signature drinks to enjoy during cocktail hour on their balconies or patios or while watching the famous Mead’s Bay sunsets. Or, make them at home and bring some of Anguilla back with you.

rum punch

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Scilly Cay Rum Punch

Fruit Punch:

46 ounces pineapple juice
46 ounces orange juice
12 ounces guava juice
20 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 cup grenadine
1/2 cup lime cordial

Rum Mix:

64 ounces Mount Gay Rum

10 ounces Amaretto

Rum Mix Assembly:

Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice

Add rum mix 1/4 way
Finish with the fruit punch mix.

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The Pumphouse Rum Punch

SERVES 2

  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 2 parts liquid cane syrup
  • 3 parts Mount Gay rum
  • 4 parts ice
  • A few dashes Angostura bitters

1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker and mix well.

2. Pour into glasses and top with a little freshly grated nutmeg.

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Anguilla Secret Recipe Rum Punch

  • 1 part Sour: “Key Lime”
  • 1 part Sweet: “Sugar syrup”
  • 3 parts Strong: “Dark Rum”
  • 4 parts Weak:  (Use your best judgment) “Water”
  • Ice

If you prefer a sweeter punch add 2 parts sweet. Also “the most important part” a dash of angostura bitters and grated nutmeg

Mix all ingredients, pour into a tall glass with ice, add a slice of orange or lemon and a tiny umbrella and enjoy!

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Elvis’ Beach Bar  Rum Punch

  • one ounce each of orange, pineapple and guava juices
  • 1/2-ounce lime juice
  • three dashes of bitters
  • three ounces Mount Gay rum

Stir or shake with ice, then add an Amaretto floater and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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Junior Special

The deadly, but ever so delicious drink from Cap Juluca

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2oz. Coco Lopez
  • 2oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 shot light rum
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup half & half

Blend until smooth and garnish with dash of nutmeg and a cherry

Serves 2

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Cuisinart Banana Rum

From Cusinart Restaurant

Ingredients:

  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas peeled and cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 liters white rum
  • 2 liters dark rum

Directions:

1. In a large pot mix the vanilla beans, water and sugar together. Bring to a boil on medium high heat until the sugar syrup is thick.

2. Add the banana and remove from the heat. When cool, add the rum.

3. This rum will keep indefinitely.
Perfect for a cordial or to flavor desserts and fruit.

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Island Mix

From Cap Juluca

Island Mix Cocktail from Cap Juluca

Island Mix Cocktail from Cap Juluca

Ingredients:

bottom layer:

½ ounce mango mix, ½ ounce Bacardi Limón, dash fresh lime juice

middle layer:

½ ounce Midori melon liqueur, 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce cane syrup

top layer:

1 ounce Blue Curaçao, 1 ounce Bacardi Silver

Method:

Starting with the bottom, blend each layer separately with a small scoop of ice. Pour carefully, layer by layer, into a daiquiri glass. Sip and enjoy – ideally with a Caribbean view.

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1 Introduction from www.ourbestbites.com/2012/06/island-inspired-food-anguilla/

 



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