Archives for January 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lime~in~de~Coconut Cocktail

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My toes in the sand, an ice cold Lime-in-de-Coconut cocktail in my hand!
From Painkillers in White Bay JVD, Cayman Sunsets in Grand Cayman, to Miami Vices in Cancun, or Scooby-Doos in Cozumel…Strawberry Shortcakes in Aruba, and Bob Marleys in Jamaica~there’s a captivating cocktail to accompany the memories from each of our Island adventures. But of all the fruity concoctions I’ve had the pleasure of sipping on in paradise, this one tops the list as the most memorable. I discovered the lime-in-de-coconut cocktail on a recent trip to St. John to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
The best way to describe it? A cross between a pina~colada (minus the pina) and a margarita (minus the tequila)! It’s a mix of both light & dark coconuts rums, whole lime wedges (yes, the entire wedge), Coco Lopez, fresh lime juice, and lemon-lime soda. It’s very light and refreshing, not too “alcohol-y”, and creamy! But what makes this cocktail so unique, are the small bits of ground up lime peel throughout! Ooohhhh, so good!!
I have searched all over the net & Pinterest for a recipe that comes close to the real deal. The best one I’ve found is from  http://rumtherapy.com . But, I’ve tweaked it a bit to my liking!
Lime-in-de-Coconut Cocktail
1oz dark rum
4oz coconut rum
2 lime wedges (the entire wedge, peel and all)
2oz Coco Lopez
4oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 can lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
Ice
In a blender, add the rums and lime wedges. **important** be sure to blend the rums & lime wedges together in the blender before adding in the other ingredients, so that the lime wedges are good and ground up before the ice goes in! Blend until the lime wedges are ground up into tiny little specks. Next, add in the Coco Lopez, fresh lime juice, soda, & ice. Blend until smooth. Garnish your glass with a sugar rim, lime slice, and don’t forget the paper umbrella!
~Enjoy~
Below is the link to RumTherapy’s version of the Lime-in-de-Coconut Cocktail

http://www.rumtherapy.com/2013/03/lime-in-de-coconut/

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Soggy Dollar Radio

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If you’ve read my previous post, you already know that my favorite place on earth, to date, is White Bay, Jost Van Dyke BVI! Everyday, I dream of the day that I will once again be under it’s spell. But, until we meet again…I have the Soggy Dollar Radio channel, broadcast live from White Bay, Jost Van Dyke BVI, to tide me over! It’s a laid back mix of today’s hits, Island tunes, and a few blasts from the past. It’s the next best thing to actually being there. Any beach~aholic will love it! Available on the TuneIn App or at the link below!
Enjoy~

http://soggydollarradio.com

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Soggy Dollar Bar

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People often ask me…”What’s your favorite place in the Caribbean?”  To date, it’s hands down White Bay, Jost Van Dyke BVI…Home of the famous Soggy Dollar Bar and the original Painkiller! There’s nothing I love more than a great beach bar with a low-key vibe, great music, and tasty cocktails. And, the Soggy Dollar Bar has it all!
Why is it called the Soggy Dollar Bar? There isn’t a dock in White Bay, so visitors must shuttle in by dinghy or swim to shore from their vessel…thus their dollars are “soggy” from the swim in. The process is known as the “Soggy Dollar Survivor Challenge”.
1. swim in
2. drink
3. swim out
I survived the Soggy Dollar challenge in June 2015, & I have been dreaming of my return ever since!
White Bay is a small crescent shaped beach with a handful of beach bars and restaurants.
The sand is white and powdery, and the water is the most gorgeous, clear, turquoise water I have ever seen.
and those painkillers…
AMAZING!!!
A mix of premium dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juices, and topped with fresh grated Grenadian nutmeg…it’s the strongest drink that I never tasted. And by that, I mean it’s a creeper! It goes down sooo smooth and tastes sooo incredible, that you don’t even notice the alcohol! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I literally dream of this paradise, everyday!
~It wasn’t goodbye, I’ll see you later JDV~
for more info, visit their website