5 Original Cocktails Made in Bermuda
Inspired by the island’s exotic foods, nautical history and supernatural mysteries, these five cocktails invented in Bermuda are an ocean apart from the ordinary.
You’ve probably heard about Bermuda’s two legendary cocktails, the Dark ‘n Stormy and the Rum Swizzle. But Bermuda’s skilled mixologists don’t stick to the script when it comes to their quest to create the perfect cocktail. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary must-tries for your visit.
The Bermuda Triangle
This is one Bermuda Triangle you want to get lost in. The perfect blend of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Cockspur, Gosling’s Bermuda Gold, orange juice and pineapple juice, this refreshing beverage is the perfect complement to the beachside views. No unsolved mystery here.
Where to Get It: Mickey’s Beach Bistro
The St. George
The Dock at the Waterlot Inn, located right on the waters of Jew’s Bay in Southampton, is a laid-back locale offering a menu stacked with great cocktail options. Start with the fruity St. George (named for the dragon-fighting saint and Bermuda’s first capital, the Town of St. George), which consists of Bacardi Dragonberry, basil, lime and watermelon, with ginger and ginger beer for added zing. Sit back, soak in the views and enjoy.
Where to Get It: The Dock at the Waterlot Inn
Spice up your life with this zesty concoction via Front Street’s Bolero Brasserie. The key ingredient here is the Bermuda Jam Factory’s Gombey Pepper Jam (named for the island’s famous Gombey dancers). Mixed with Absolut Ruby Red vodka, grapefruit juice and Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer, the Absolut-ly is an excellent way to kick off a Bermudian night out on the town.
Where to Get It: Bolero Brasserie
In the year 1609, the Sea Venture wrecked on the shores of an uninhabited mid-Atlantic island and Bermuda was born. At the bar and restaurant named for that momentous year, pay tribute to those castaways by ordering the simply delicious Shipwreck: a shot of double barrel aged rum (blended exclusively for 1609) served over ice.
Where to Get It: 1609 Bar & Restaurant
Prickly Pear Martini
This tasty spin on the classic martini features a truly only-in-Bermuda ingredient: prickly pear cactus juice. Endemic to the island, the prickly pear cactus grows nearby at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve. Its tangy flavour mixes with Grey Goose vodka, ginger beer, Malibu rum liqueur and lime juice for a palate-pleasing taste sensation.
Where to Get It: Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio