Category Archives: Cocktails

Caribbean cocktails are one of Captain Tim’s favorite things to post about! A splash of Caribbean rum, a dash of something awesome and soon there is a fantastic cocktail perfect for watching the sun set!

Sweet Beach: A Rum Cocktail Recipe

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This rum cocktail recipe comes from the desert-like island of Bonaire. With abundant natural flora and fauna this island boasts wild flamingos. Serve this pink drink at any cocktail party and your guests are sure to feel like they just warped to the Caribbean and back during your party. Ingredients: ½ ounce Chambord 1 ounce […]

El Yunque Parrot: A Rum Cocktail Recipe

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Rum cocktails are the most popular type of cocktail served on the island. This rum cocktail recipe is a great drink to make to cool down after a long day or serve a small get together of friends. If you want to serve this as a party cocktail, set the glasses out first then make […]

Cherry Punch: A Rum Cocktail Recipe

You will enjoy this rum cocktail recipe.  Everyone knows Puerto Rico weather can be hot and humid. This twist on a punch is a great way to cool down when the sun is hot and enjoy Puerto Rican rum. Since it is National Cherry Month what better way to celebrate than Cherry Rum Punch? While […]

Some of the Crew’s Favorite Sipping Rums

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There are two types of rum in this world: those to be mixed with your favorite soda or juice, and those to be enjoyed by sipping; similar to a fine scotch.  Here is a listing of some of our most favorite Caribbean sipping rums.  We are always looking for recommendations! One important thing to remember: […]

Caribbean Liquers

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We talk so much about rum down here in the Caribbean that recently I got to thinking about Liquers… I wondered if there were any famous Caribbean liquers; if we had tried them, were they any good, and so on and so forth. What is a Liquer? A liquer, also known as a cordial or […]

Coquito: A Rum Drinks Recipe


Coquito is Puerto Rico’s version Eggnog, but without the egg-y flavor. If you are looking for a traditional holiday drink and are not a fan of eggnog, consider coquito, a coconut based ‘eggnog’. Coquito is made with egg yolks, rum, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The drink is commonly […]

Captain’s Spiced Ginger Cocktail: A Rum Drinks Recipe

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In honor of Thanksgiving and the holidays, we wanted to share one of our favorite rum  holiday cocktails.  It mixes the best of the Caribbean with traditional holiday favorites for a holiday cocktail that can be enjoyed anywhere in the world.  This cocktail is the perfect time to break out the cinnamon and nutmeg you […]

A Tour of Ron de Barrilito

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  Ron de Barrilito is a fine Puerto Rican rum that is aged for 6-10 years.  It comes in two versions: a 2 star and a 3 star. Barrilito rum is a perennial bestseller – both in the Caribbean Trading Company Store and for our Corporate and Incentive Gifts.   Why does it outsell the other Puerto […]

The Jack O Lantern: A Rum Cocktail Recipe

It’s October and Halloween is coming.  Many people think rum is just for summer drinks at the beach, but rum is great year-round.  So, for this Halloween we thought that an orange rum drink would be just the ticket.  Accessorized with a little black spider or skull swizzler and this rum recipe is ready for […]

Celebrate Punch Day with this Caribbean Punch

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  September 20th is National Punch Day and we here at Caribbean Trading Company are celebrating by mixing up a yummy Caribbean Punch to enjoy with Sunday Brunch this weekend.  Caribbean means Rum and so we are planning a pretty basic rum punch drink that is sure to please…. Rum and lime are a great […]