What traveler does not love a cocktail? Traveling and cocktails go hand-in-hand like Sonny and Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, and Batman & Robin. Two places I have enjoyed a good cocktail in the last year have been the Caribbean destinations of Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.
It has come to my attention that Mrs. O is hosting #Frifotos, the weekly travel blogging photo sharing Friday fun. When Mrs. O says “jump,” I say how high and when she says post something about cocktails, well she does not have to ask twice.
Tropical heat and Caribbean Rum equals the perfect environment to enjoy a cocktail. I am usually a beer person, but when it is so hot that your beer is warm after your second sip it is time for an ice cold cocktail. When the tropical heat is so hot and humid that it sucks the hydration out of you like a flowbee hair cutter, it is time for a cocktail. When your mouth is so parched you think the Sahara is an oasis, it is time for cocktail. The question is, when is it not time for a cocktail? Answer: I am not quite sure, but I do know the time for a cocktail and the time is Friday. Thank God it is Friday Fotos.
The main rum of Guyana is the famed El Dorado named after the long lost mythical city of gold supposedly to be found in the jungles of South America. They never did find it, but they did make an excellent rum that travelers sipping cold cocktails will think is gold.
During Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago last year, I had the pleasure of mixing some black label rum with coconut water. A tasty and scrumptious treat that had me hooked. It is not hard to find a rum concoction during Carnival. Just about every booth is well stocked along the main route of the parade.
In Guyana, a couple of outstanding places can be found where a good cocktail can be enjoyed. The Hibiscus club had the full spectrum of cocktails from pina colados to all sorts of parasol laden beverages. The Latino Club in the Pegasus Hotel is another outstanding destination with some amazing frozen cocktails.
Guyana borders Brazil, so the famous caipirinha has not surprisingly slipped past border patrol without the need of a passport. The Brazilian Churrascaria and the bar inside the Cara Lodge are famous around the city for duplicating this Brazilian treasure.
What are you favorite cocktail/destinations while traveling?
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I LOVE cocktails and these look definitely something I’d have loads of. GIMMEEEE!
Marlys recently posted..Themed Paris Urban Walk – Hemingway’s Latin Quarter
I am more of a beer person, but the pina colada at the top was one of the best cocktails I have ever had.
I’m not much of a rum girl, but after this post I may have to make an exception!
Erika recently posted..Snowshoeing along the North Fork of Idaho’s Snake River
If you like rainbows, you would probably like the mixed drinks in Guyana as they have a colorful cocktail for the full spectrum of the color prism. I do know you are a rainbow girl.
I love my rum but coconut is not a flavor I like (surprising, since I grew up in the Caribbean!). In that climate, cold drinks with rum are THE best.
Raul (@ilivetotravel in Twitter) recently posted..The Machame Route: Our Route to the Top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
I will drink double coconut drinks since you will be passing Raul.
Good boy!! And some delicious cocktails here too 🙂
@mrsoaroundworld recently posted..My 10 Favourite Cocktails – #FriFotos
Yes, they definitely hit the spot.
Serve me up one of everything. I absolutely love rum so I think Guyana and I would get along just fine!
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El Dorado rum was some of the best I have had. It goes great with coconut water.
These look quite delicious! I tend to be more of a beer person, especially on the road, and I love trying all the different kinds of beers in every country. But, as you said, some times you just need a cocktail…or, a shot? Right? 😉
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I am way more of a beer person, but beer was not the theme of #Frifotos, so I had to write up what I drink the other 1% of the time when I am not drinking beer.
What, no beer cocktail? I’m a bit disappointed.
Leah Travels recently posted..My @GoWithOh Euro Apartments Review
Maybe when beer cocktail is the #frifoto theme.
Coconut water (and the machete) please!! With instructions how not to cut off my hand. 😉
Pola (@jettingaround) recently posted..San Francisco Ferry Building and Marketplace: Gourmet central
Best advice is to have an experienced bladesman do the cutting and stand back until the drink is served.
hmm, we’re not really rum girls but you might have us convinced to give it a try.
we like that mrs. o has you wrapped around her tiny little finger, btw.
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Who is not wrapped around Mrs. O’s finger? She has the whole blogging world revolving around her.
this is one post i can honestly say CHEERS to! i love my cocktails any time but especially on travel time. they always taste better!
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They do taste better when you are in an amazing place.