I was lucky enough to get to travel to St. Maarten at the end of March of this year, with my daughter. We fell in love with the island, the people, the food and especially the drinks. Tropical drinks are my favorite anyway, I love fruit flavored drinks that you can't really taste the alcohol in. I had several great drinks but I was only able to get the recipe for a couple of them. This one was by far my favorite.
Now I'm kicking myself for only bringing back one bottle of this rum. Is is SO good. I was able to find some American locations that carry this rum but sadly none of them are near me. I guess another trip to St. Maarten is necessary. I wonder how many bottles I can bring back without getting arrested.
This drink is a little hard to describe unless you've had Guavaberry Rum. It's sweet but not overly sweet, fruity but not necessarily a guava flavor as you might expect. It's sort of creamy due to the coconut cream. You don't necessarily taste the pineapple juice either, all the flavors just blend together so well that it's sort of a nondescript fruit flavor. Sorry, that's the best I can describe it.
If you ever see a bottle of this rum, do yourself a favor and grab a bottle or six.
Recipe from Guavaberry.com
- 2 oz. St. Maarten Guavaberry Rum
- 1 oz. coconut cream
- 3 oz. pineapple juice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh pineapple