Friday Wine Tasting… From the Bahamas

February 11, 2012

I am blogging today from paradise, on the island of Grand Exuma in the Bahamas.  I was invited to come down and experience one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean, Grand Isle Resort and Spa, one of the finest luxury resorts in the Bahamas.  We are going to be featuring our trip next week on the blog and giving you an insider’s look at the island and the Grand Isle Resort.  While we are here I also just learned the Today show has been on their own adventure through the Bahamas, check out their video here.

So while I hear the Northeast is getting hit with a little snow this weekend, I thought I would share with you a taste of the island, the Goombay Smash.  The drink of the Bahamas!  Cheers Everyone!

Goombay Smash Recipe

(serves two)

  • Ice cubes
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Malibu rum or other coconut-flavored rum
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons gold rum
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 pineapple wedges
  • 2 orange slices


Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add pineapple juice, orange juice, and all rum. Cover and shake until very cold. Fill 2 short glasses with ice. Strain cocktail mixture over, dividing equally. Garnish with pineapple wedges and orange slices. Raise glass and toast.