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A selection of John Watling's Rum on display in Nassau Paradise Island.

Celebrate National Rum Day in Style in Nassau Paradise Island

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on August 08, 2017

There are few things more Caribbean than rum, and few things better than a deliciously crafted rum cocktail on a hot Bahamas day. To celebrate National Rum Day, we’ve collected some of our favorite rum-based recipes so you can cheers to the tastes of Nassau Paradise Island.

Bahamian Peach Mojito

A Peach Bahamian Mojito in a tall glass at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.

At the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, they’re serving up the Bahamian Peach Mojito at their chic poolside oasis Drift. This summery cocktail combines John Watling’s Pale Bahamian Rum, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, lime juice, club soda, and fresh mint. It’s the perfect refreshment to sip while lounging at one of the poolside rain cabanas at Baha Mar


Bahamas Breeze

A pitcher and glasses of fruity Bahamas Breeze sits on a table by the sea.

A Bahamas Breeze is a classic Bahamian cocktail that’s perfect if you’re looking to sip on the tastes of the Caribbean—or bring the flavors of The Bahamas to your Bahamas-themed party. Here’s our Bahamas Breeze recipe:

1 oz. dark rum

½ oz. apricot brandy

½ oz. banana liqueur

½ oz. coconut rum

¼ oz. grenadine syrup

2 oz. orange and/or pineapple juice

½ oz. lemon juice

¼ oz. honey

Combine in a blender with ice and serve garnished with an orange slice or pineapple wedge.


The Dirty Banana Daiquiri

An ice cold daiquiri, topped with a cherry.

There's no place better than The Daiquiri Shack at Atlantis for delicious rum-based cocktails! We love the fruity flavors of this banana daiquiri. 

The Dirty Banana Daiquiri Recipe:

1 oz. Kahlua

1.5 oz. Bacardi Gold Rum

.5 oz. Crème de Banana

Banana Purée

Blend all of the ingredients with ice and enjoy!


We hope these cocktail recipes will help you celebrate National Rum Day in style. The next time you’re in Nassau Paradise Island, be sure to check out John Watling’s Distillery! They offer interactive tours, rum tastings, and you can buy some authentic Bahamas rum from their gift shop. Cheers!

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