When you go on vacation, you think relaxing on the beach with some sort of cold beverage in your hand, don't you?
I know that's a main part of my vacation fantasies! So what better than to celebrate our Jamaican festivities than to have some handcrafted and deliciously soothing drinks!
A traditional drink for Jamaica is a Rum Punch, which we absolutely love:
Another great favorite would be a Jamaican Mango Smoothie (Rum Optional):
The Jamaican Sour Sop Beverage - it is a teeny bit challenging to make because you do have to do some maintenance to the fruit, but luckily Fay DeLeon from CookLikeAJamaican.com created this video to show just how easy it can be!:
And while we're at it, Fay DeLeon also created a video to make your own Ginger Beer!:
And finally, since your vacations are to be action-packed, why not have a Jamaican Irish Moss drink? It's said to deliver great boosts of energy:
The Irish Moss is a seaweed that was original found near Ireland hence the name. The Irish consumed Irish moss during the famine of the 19th century in Ireland. The seaweed grows on rocks in Jamaica. Irish migrants to Jamaica brought the tradition of the Irish Moss to Jamaica.
Any of these recipes would pair great with the sand between your toes!
Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”