Thursday, March 4, 2010


Like the name suggests, this drink has all the elements of a tropical paradise.

The Recipe:

Serves 4
• 1 cup Mango juice/nectar
• 1 cup Pineapple juice
• 1 cup Guava nectar
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• ½ cup coconut flavored rum, such as Malibu
• 1 tablespoon Rose syrup ( recipe follows)

Stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher, Serve it over the ice cubes in the glasses.

Rose Syrup

Yield: cup
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• ½ teaspoon green cardamom seed powder
• 1 teaspoon rosewater
• few drops of red food coloring

To make the syrup, boil sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring it to boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add cardamom powder, rosewater and food coloring. Let the syrup come to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator upto 1 month. 

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  1. Oh wow, that looks sensational! I might try it with sparkling mineral water instead of the liquor so the kids can try it.

    Best wishes,

  2. Not only does this beverage look delicious, it sounds ambrosial. I love your glassware--so elegant.

  3. Oh, I have been wanting to use some coconut rum! Do you know how to make a Bali Hai? I had one of those in a restaurant on vacation. Yummy! Also very tropical.

  4. The glasses are so pretty as is the pitcher. I just love elegant glasswear.