THE PRINCE’S GINGER COCKTAIL #PrinceHarryAntiguaBarbuda

I just could not resist sharing this Ginger inspired cocktail recipe with you all. As many of you know, I love sharing anything to do with my fellow redheads, even the royal ones 🙂

Antigua and Barbuda are celebrating His Royal Highness, Prince Harry’s visit to Antigua and Barbuda by creating a specialty cocktail, “The Prince’s Ginger” made with the twin-island nation’s world famous, award-winning English Harbour rum and featuring fresh locally sourced ingredients.

The cocktail follows in a historic royal tradition as it is inspired by a special liqueur created for King Edward VII in 1903 called “The King’s Ginger’.  This drink was commissioned by the Royal Physician to stimulate and revivify His Majesty during his morning rides in his carriage.

Prince Harry will be visiting Antigua and Barbuda as part of his Caribbean tour on behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of Antigua and Barbuda’s 35th Anniversary of Independence and the continued close ties between the UK and the Commonwealth. Prince Harry’s first stop will be in Antigua and Barbuda where he will participate in a variety of activities from November 20 – 22nd.

The aptly named cocktail was invented by Timmy Thomas, the head bartender of Coconut Grove – a popular beach bar-restaurant for locals and visitors alike. Timmy is not only one of the greatest bartenders on the island, with over 19 years of experience, but he was recently recognized for his talents by Angostura, where he was named the Brand Ambassador for the company.  Timmy’s specialty is using the twin-island nation’s fresh local produce and ingredients to create unique, refreshing and delicious cocktails.

The Prince’s Ginger cocktail is exclusively available at Coconut Grove, an establishment that represents the best of what Antigua and Barbuda has to offer, nestled amongst palm trees and lush tropical vegetation, facing a sweep of white sand and turquoise ocean. The atmosphere is the perfect combination of tranquility and vibrancy, fun and romance. For those who might not be able to visit Antigua and Barbuda, but would still like to try The Prince’s Ginger, the recipe is as follows:

ginger-cocktail

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz – English Harbour 5 year Rum

2 1/2 oz –  fresh “Antigua Black” pineapple juice

1/2 oz – fresh lemon juice

2-4 – local ginger slices

4 – freshly picked lemon grass sprigs

1/2 oz – sugar syrup

3-4 dashes of Angostura bitters

Method:

–          Muddle ginger slices and lemon grass springs in a mixing glass.

–          Add all remaining ingredients to muddled mixture.

–          Add ice then shake vigorously.

–          Double strain into a high ball glass.

–          Fill with ice.

Garnish with lemongrass and “Antigua Black” pineapple peel.

I can not wait to give this cocktail recipe a try! Cheers!

Comments

  1. nmetolen75 says:

    That sounds like a really delightful cocktail! I love the history lesson that goes along with it. Very interesting!

  2. Always love a good cocktail recipe. This one souds so good. Plus I love the story!

  3. Looks like a great cocktail for the holiday! I’m not so much of an alcohol person but cocktail sounds good.

  4. I’d love to go to Coconut Grove and try a few of those cocktails. I’ll be daydreaming about that for the rest of the day.

  5. toughcookiemommy says:

    This cocktail sounds delicious. I love that it was created by talented mixologist Timmy Thomas. You can’t deny over 19 years of bartending experience.

  6. I could use a nice cocktail right about now. The ginger must give it a nice little bite.

  7. My sister in law was asking me if I saw anyting on the blogs that she could make special for her THanksgiving gathering. Now I can tell her yes!

  8. Elizabeth O says:

    This looks like a real party hit and perfect for the Holidays! Looks good.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This sounds like a nice refreshing cocktail – well if doesn’t knock me for six that is. 🙂

  10. What a fun way to celebrate like royalty! My husband and I both love ginger in anything.

  11. Enjoyed the history lesson! Love the kick the ginger will add!

  12. This sounds so lovely and refreshing.Its a must try for me.I love drinks with lemon and ginger added to them.

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