Barbadian Beverage featured in popular Caribbean blog: Cockspur Rum used for Boat Drinks

Boat drinks
Waitress I need two more boat drinks
Then I’m headin’ south ‘fore my dream shrinks

I gotta go where it’s warm (I gotta go where it’s warm)
I gotta go where it’s warm (I gotta go where it’s warm)
I gotta go where it’s warm!

My late mother was the one to introduce me to Mr Buffett shortly before I started my career in radio in the late 80’s… His songs were mostly about this region, but the lyrics could be salty as the sea he loved, so whenever I wanted to play his tunes on air, I’d have to listen first!

This particular tune is safe, however, and the reason it comes to mind is for an American dude who also became enthralled with this part of the World – Rumshop Ryan. He’s got a Caribbean blog and look who’s featured in his latest recipe?

After one sip, you’ll be chasing the rooster.

Barbados, an island that rolls off the tongue as smoothly as rum rolls across it. This eastern most island of the Caribbean is known for many things, but rum might be on the top of that list. Although Rihanna might be pushing hard for that tops spot. To a Castaway though, Barbados will always equal rum.

When you think of rum and Barbados, what’s the brand that smacks you in the face first? Most will say Mount Gay. While Mount Gay might be first in mind, Cockspur is a quality rum that should not be side stepped. In fact, I’m sipping on a nice glass of Cockspur 12 right now. Nothing like a liquid motivation!

This week’s Boat Drink recipe comes from the fine people of Cockspur rum and it’s called the Jam “Rita” Café. I’m not really a big fan of the name but the drink is Caribbean in a glass.


  • 2 oz. Cockspur Five Star Rum
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Coconut Milk

Mixing Instructions: Rim margarita glass with salt (optional). Fill with ice. Add ingredients into cocktail shaker and mix. Pour over ice and garnish with maraschino cherries. Raise glass and toast.

…. Let me know if you mix this Boat Drink next time you’re feeling cocktail creative. Always love to hear what you guys think of these drinks!

(Lead drink photo from with bottle addition form yours truly.)

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  1. Thanks for sharing the love man! Cheers my Bajan friend.


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