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9 of the best cocktails for the Caribbean season

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Post-Colonial Punch

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Post-Colonial Punch

Mulled wine and Hot Toddies may be the more traditional way to welcome the festive season but, if you’re celebrating Christmas and New Year on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, something a little lighter, fruitier and fun may be in order. Whether you’re looking for an alternative way to enjoy Champagne or wish to try some of this year’s gifts for your superyacht bar, our pick of the best Christmas cocktails has something for all tastes.

Post-Colonial Punch

Put a festive spin on the Caribbean’s signature spirit - rum - with this fruity punch perfect for onboard parties.

Ingredients

45ml East London Liquor Company rum

25ml tart black cherry juice

15ml fennel flower and pear liquor

20ml orange juice

Garnish: fennel flower or sliced fennel root

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a fennel flower or sectioned fennel root, and a chunk of pineapple and cherry.

East London Liquor Company rum, £27.95, The Fine Spirits Company

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Cunyaya

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cunyaya-cocktail

Created by master mixologist Amaury Cepeda of Cuba's Taberna Yayabu, this unusual short took the top spot in the 11th Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix.

Ingredients

45ml Havana Club Seven Year Old

2 dashes Havana Club Essence of Cuba Island Fruit

5ml honey

7.5ml sour orange

60ml fresh sugar cane juice

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients and serve over ice.
  2. Garnish with a stick of natural sugar cane and sour orange spiral. Serve in clay cup placed on a small plate decorated with a tobacco leaf.

Havana Club Seven Year Old rum, £24.95, The Whisky Exchange

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Fruits de fête

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Fruits de fête cocktail

An exotic twist on a Bucks Fizz, made with Grey Goose Le Citron, pineapple, clementine and Champagne.

Ingredients

30ml Grey Goose Le Citron

15ml Pineapple juice

15ml clementine juice (or orange juice)

75ml Champagne

Method

  1. Chill all the ingredients, then build them straight into a coupette, finishing with the Champagne.
  2. Stir and serve.

Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, £33.75, 31 Dover

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