How is life at the Caribbean? Vacation life over there is really relaxing, that is for sure! And do you know how the keep that vacation feeling lasting? Long lasting?! By acting at home like on vacation. And not only during a staycation. Even during weekends and weekdays. How? By following one of our ultimate holiday feeling at home tips! This time part 4: Ride the Tide Cocktail.
Ride the Tide
How do you act on your Caribbean vacation? Easy going? Laid back? Relaxed? That’s what we call ride the tide! Follow the rhythm of your daily life. No hurries, no worries, no stress. Just take it the way it comes and go with the flow.
That is exactly how I feel when I mix this Ride the Tide Cocktail on a sunny day or when having a tasty Caribbean dinner at home with friends. I created this cocktail by accident. I didn’t had the right ingredients of another cocktail so I checked what I had. And I missed a few ingredients. Not only because I didn’t had them, but because I remembered some I didn’t need. Bit sloppy I know, but it seems to create great things! And great things are for sharing! Especially cocktails, don’t you agree?
The cocktail recipe
Enough said. Time to mix… or shake. Or both! This is how I made the Ride the Tide cocktail. From now on the one and only ‘At the Caribbean signature cocktail’.
- 1 unit blue light ocean gin
- 1 unit blue curacao
- 3/4 unit falernum syrup
- 1 unit lemon juice
- 5 units bitter lemon
- Some lemon zest or a slice of lemon
- Ice cubes
- Cocktail shaker
- Martini or Margarita glass
The mixing and shaking
Chill your glass in a freezer if you have the space to do so. Otherwise chill your glass by adding a few ice cubes in it and swirl it a few times. Leave it with the ice cubes till you are done mixing the other ingredients.
Pour one unit of Blue Light Caribbean gin in your cocktail shaker together with one unit of blue curacao, one unit of fresh lemon juice and 3/4 of a unit falernum syrup. Put some ice cubes in your cocktail shaker too, close it firmly and start shaking. Shake it for about 20-30 seconds or till condensation shows up on the shaker.
Take out the glass of the freezer. Or remove all the water and what’s left of the ice cubes of the glass. Pour the mixed drink in your glass, top off with the five units of bitter lemon to the glass. Finally, finish your cocktail with a slice or part of lemon or some lemon zest. Eventually twisted and secured by a cocktail stick. Done!
Cheers and Ride the Tide!At the Caribbean Signature Cocktail
Note from At the Caribbean
As written in my previous blog of Blue Light Caribbean Gin, I wasn’t a big fan of mixing this gin with tonic. That’s why I started looking for gin cocktail recipes on the internet. Lucky for me there was a bartender Caribbean Gin Cocktail Competition organized by Flavours of Grenada. The recipe I was intended to try was the Crested Wave by Rachel Findley. I still didn’t try that one out, I fancied mine so much that I keep on mixing it.
Do you want to give it a try by yourself? You can still buy the bottles via one of the addresses on the Blue Light Caribbean Gin website or you can buy them via Caribbean is Paradise. The last mentioned company was so excited that I wanted to order some bottles, that they gave me a discount code for the readers of my blog. So if you want to try these gins – or buy other luxury Caribbean products, visit their online store and fill in this promotion code: atthecaribbean15. You will receive a discount of 15% on your purchase this entire year (2021 only)!