It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Caribbean Sunset
Time to get our drink on! Ready to see how we do it in the Islands and the South?
If you are having a drink on the beach, it will usually be either colorful, fruity or fun – sometimes creamy. Rockin some drinks in the South? I’m sure it will involve some Whiskey or Southern Comfort. Think dark liquors.
Today, we are starting off with a super colorful drink called the Caribbean Sunset. I know where I am having mine, where are you having yours?
This is a nice little drink but it does indeed pack a punch. The original version suggests using coconut rum which would give it a sweeter flavor to combat the acidity of the cranberry and orange juices. I do not have coconut rum, so I just used regular rum. It turned out just fine.
As far as layering goes, I decided to do more orange juice and do that first – for two reasons. One, I like the flavor when there is more orange juice than cranberry juice. Second, I think it layers better and it looks prettier.
Don’t forget to mix everything up before you drink it though or you will only get a mouth full of cranberry juice or if using a straw, a big swig of liquor.
- Don’t forget to mix everything up before you drink it though or you will only get a mouth full of cranberry juice or if using a straw, a big swig of liquor.
- Use coconut rum (Malibu) for a sweeter drink.