Otaheite Apple Drink
Also known as the Malay rose apple or the mountain apple, this juicy red fruit has many uses. One of the best is this drink that mixes the apple with ginger and lime juice. The Otaheite Apple tree grows well in Jamaica, ensuring a ready supply of fruit for use in this summery beverage.
Recipe: Hibiscus Iced Tea
Hibiscus Tea is a "herbal tea" that can be consumed both hot and cold. It is not to be confused with Jamaican sorrell even though many say it tastes like it. Here is our Hibiscus Tea recipe.
Stinking Toe Juice
"Stinking Toe" is so called because the seedpods of the plant look like fat toes. They are also said to have an odor like smelly feet. Despite its name, it is delicious, with a sweet pulp. It is often used by practitioners of folk medicine to relieve headache pain and rheumatism.
Old Time Jamaican Chocolate Tea - "Chahklit tea"
Using the traditional chocolate ball with cinnamon, this tea offers a true taste of Jamaica. For those who are not familiar with "Old Time Chocolate Tea" this is Jamaican style regular hot chocolate. In Jamaican patois
it is called "Chahklit tea"
Jamaican Rum Punch
Rum Punch is a popular drink especially during the Christmas season in Jamaica. It is also popularly served to vacationers in Jamaica or other Caribbean islands. There are many various recipes across the Caribbean, but Jamaica is the original home of the Run Punch. In Jamaica we say “one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak” to describe how to make Run Punch. Remember this for the classic Jamaican Rum Punch recipe. This measure can be cups or gallon, but the ratios must be the same. Here are 3 simple recipes following the classic recipe of 1-2-3-4 formula of parts sour, sweet, strong and weak.
Jamaican Peanut Punch
Peanut Punch is a popular energy drink in Jamaica. It is high in protein. It is regarded by many Jamaicans as an aphrodisiac. It is commonly sold by street vendors who may use various “secret” ingredients ( like Irish Moss) to stake their claim of having the best peanut punch. Our recipe combines most the popularity used ingredients.
Jamaican Guinness Stout Punch Recipe
The Jamaican Guinness Stout Punch is very similar to Irish Moss. Like the Irish Moss the Guinness stout was introduced to Jamaica via the Irish. Also like the Irish Moss drink the Jamaican Guinness Stout Punch is a notorious drink among men (and some women) who seek “vigor”. It is believed “to put lead in your pencil “, “put it back” and boost energy that will lead to an increased libido.
The Irish Moss is a seaweed that was original found near Ireland hence the name. The Irish consumed Irish moss during the famine of the 19th century in Ireland. The seaweed grows on rocks in Jamaica. Irish migrants to Jamaica brought the tradition of the Irish Moss to Jamaica. It is one of Jamaica’s most notorious drinks among men (and some women) who seek “vigor”. It is believed “to put lead in your pencil “, “put it back” and boost energy that will lead to an increased libido. It is also used by many as a herbal medicine.
Coffee Jamaican Style
Do you love coffee? Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is one of the finest in the world.If you are looking for a new and "mello" way to have coffee then this recipe is for you. Try out special Coffee Jamaican style recipe.
Ginger Beer Recipe
Ready for some real spice in your life. Try our Jamaican Ginger Beer recipe.
Ok we know it is winter for some but there is no reason not to imagine being on a warm “tropical island”. This month's featured recipe is Mango Smoothie.