Papa’s Pilar Old Havana: Boat Drinks

rum drink recipes

After one sip, you'll be walking the Malecón. I don't get all worked up about celebrities and never seek them out in places they might frequent. In saying that, there's something that dances up my spine when walking in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway. I don't know if it's because we share the same adventure seeking spirit, a student of the written word, or we both love to look down at the … [Read more...]

Cruzan Rum Introduces Fresh New Flavor

Cruzan blueberry lemonade rum

Cruzan Rum announces today the addition of Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum to its impressive portfolio of premium, flavored rums. Available nationally, this refreshing new flavor blends fine Cruzan Rum with the essence of ripe blueberries and vibrant citrus to create a well-rounded spirit bursting with the taste of fresh fruit.Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum takes lemonade, a classic summertime … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

The pull is growing strong. It's hard to explain. There's something in my DNA. There are walls that need to be overcome, but it will happen. Is it the color blue? Is it the wind in the sails? Maybe it's just the freedom. The pull is growing strong. Maybe it's reading stories like the ones that populate this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Rum, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Caymans, and … [Read more...]

Nassau’s Rum Bahamas Festival Killed It

Rum Bahamas Festival

It's been a little over a week since the 2nd annual Rum Bahamas Festival and I think my liver is finally talking to me again. Rum, food, Kalik, culture, music, art, pirates--the 2015 celebration of all things rum and Bahamas was a huge HUGE success. This trip to Nassau, Bahamas didn't include lazy days on the beach, no snorkeling beautiful reefs or chatting up locals at casual beach bars. This … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

Let's just get this out of the way... Winter sucks. It's freeze all over the east coast and parts of Florida saw freezing temps last night. Next week's trip to Nassau can't come soon enough. To warm your spirit this week's Caribbean wrap up has stories about popular beaches, what to do on Curacao, and some off the beaten path islands that will seduce your island soul. Stay warm … [Read more...]

The FroCo by AfroHead Rum: Boat Drink Recipes

afrohead rum recipe

After one sip, you'll sinking into soft pink sand. Sipping a new rum for the first time is sort of like kissing someone new. You know you want to do it, but is it going to be a sweet thrill or a sloppy mess. I'm happy to say that when I kissed AFROHEAD's 15 year XO rum for the first time last week it was on the side of sweet deliciousness. Last month, the rum that calls Harbour Island in … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

There is a great collection of stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. The most interesting story in my opinion is the inter-island Caribbean ferry story by Caribbean Journal. I couldn't agree more that a ferry system similar to what they have in the Greek islands is needed for the Caribbean. Air travel through the Caribbean with LIAT is a headache on a good day. Enjoy and … [Read more...]

Guy Harvey Spiced Rum Bites For Space In Rum Market

Guy harvey rum

If you love the ocean, you likely drink rum.  And if you love Guy Harvey's lifestyle – ocean, beaches, fishing, boating, diving – you'll love his new spiced rum, too. Renowned marine wildlife artist, scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey, www.guyharvey.com, unveiled today his entry into the popular spiced rum market.  Guy Harvey Spiced Rum was developed and launched together with Shaw-Ross … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you feel that? It's hard to put the feeling into words, but it feels like a touch of anxiety mixed with a cold chill. It's called Island Separation Disorder and I can feel it coming on. Anyone else? If you are experiencing the symptoms of Island Separation Disorder then I encourage you to travel ASAP. If you can't then hopefully this week's Caribbean Wrap Up will help keep the symptoms at … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

Have your flip-flops been giving you dirty looks from your closet? Give them a little love and slip them on for this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up, I promise it will help set the mood for a little island state of mind. This week's wrap up showcases Havana Club Mojitos, new Cuban travel rules for Americans, Jamaica and James Bond, low-key Caribbean resorts and some fun activities when … [Read more...]