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Carib Cocktails: Black & Blue Mojito Recipe

Black & Blue Mojito
Recipe Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum

  •  1 and 3/4 oz. Mount Gay Silver Eclipse rum
  •  1/2 oz. simple syrup
  •  Handful of blackberries
  •  4 lime wedges
  •  5-6 sprigs of mint
  •  Splash of club soda or Sprite

Muddle the berries and mint together in a shaker with the juice of the lime wedges. Add ice and rum, then shake and pour, splashing with soda. Garnish with blackberries and a lime wedge.


CaribVue Weekend: Bahama Mama & Conch Salad

On the weekends sometimes all you want to do is sit back and relax. Some of us prefer the beach, others the bar, and for some nothing beats the comfort of your own home. No matter where you choose to relax food and drink are a must have. This weekend we’ll explore some Bahamian favorites the Bahama Mama & their famous Conch Salad.

Bahama Mama 


  • 1/2 fluid ounce gold rum
  • 1/2 fluid ounce coconut-flavored rum
  • 1/2 fluid ounce grenadine syrup
  • 1 fluid ounce orange juice
  • 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice


  1. Combine gold rum, rum with coconut flavoring, grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice and crushed ice in an electric blender. Blend until the drink’s consistency is slushy.

Bahamian Conch Salad


  • 2 large conchs
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 1/4 cup of sour orange (naranja) juice
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 med. Onion (diced)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash conch with a mixture of lemon, salt and water.
  2. Clean the conch, remove slime, and cut into small cubes. Place in mixing bowl with remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix and serve.

Cruzan Confusion Cocktail Recipe

Cruzan Rum Distillery is located on the island of St. Croix and has been ran by the Nelthropp family for several generations. Located in Fredricksted the distillery has been producing rum since 1760 during the sugar heydays of the Danish West Indies. The currently produce 4 dark rums, 1 light rum, and 9 fruit-flavored rums, and 1 rum cream. I will expand a bit more on Cruzan Rum’s history in a future blog but for right now…I’d like to bring attention to one of their famous cocktails the Cruzan Confusion. This drink has been made famous by part-time St. John Resident and notable country singer Kenny Chesney. Its called a Cruzan Confusion because of the various Cruzan Rums.


Cruzan Confusion (Full Blown):

  • 1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum
  • 1 part Cruzan Banana Rum
  • 1 part Cruzan Pineapple Rum
  • 1 part Cruzan Black Cherry Rum 
  • 1 part Cruzan Mango Rum
  • 1 part Guava Rum

With equal parts of Cranberry, Orange, & Pineapple Juices combine all ingredients with ice and garnish with a cherry or slice of orange. Enjoy!


Cruzan Confusion (Simple):

  • 1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum
  • 1 part Cruzan Mango Rum
  • equal part Pineapple Juice