Summer cocktails by Nekoro Vassell, recipes included!


Whether you’re lounging on the beach, making limes with friends and family, or just enjoying some quality time on your own, a chilled summer cocktail will make its way into any situation.

Since summer is never short of hot days, Nekoro Vassell, bar supervisor at Beaches Negril, is also full of great summer drink ideas.

He makes his creations so easy that the cocktails can be mixed by a limited bar or a fully stocked premium bar.

These are some of his top drink picks that will not only survive the summer heat but also make the manufacturing process worthwhile.

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Tipsy lemonade


½ shot of Wray and Nephew White Rum

½ shot of Mr Boston Sour Apple schnapps

¼ shot lime juice

2 ounces pineapple juice

Mineral water


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a glass of ice cubes. Garnish with lime and mint.

beer with me


Red stripe beer

Kingston 62 Gold Rum

mixing ingredients

½ ounce red grenadine

½ ounce lime juice

½ oz Triple Sec Liqueur

2 ounces of Tequila Silver


Mix Red Stripe Beer with Kingston 62 Gold Rum in a serving glass. Place blended ingredients in blender with ice and blend until smooth. Top up with beer mixture and garnish with cucumber and lime.

Blue Island cocktail


½ Absolut Vodka

½ dash of Blue Curaçao

1 ounce pineapple juice

¼ shot lime juice



Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into a glass with ice and top up with lemonade. Garnish with lemon or orange.

Vodka Scotch Bonnet Shot


½ shot of Absolute Mandarin

Scotch Bonnet Pepper

1 clove of garlic

Sandals Blaze Fiah Pepper


Crush the pepper and garlic, then add all the ingredients to the shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Pour the shot and serve.

Caribbean sunset


2 ounces of tequila

1 ounce triple sec

½ ounce lime juice

4 ounces pineapple juice

1 mango


Cut mango into small slices and mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker, shake for 15 seconds, rim margarita glass with sugar and garnish with cherry and pineapple.


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