Jamaica. The home of swaying palms, idyllic mile-long beaches, colourful colonial architecture, reggae, jerk chicken and a little film called Cool Runnings (or at least, its characters were). It’s also home to one the world’s favourite and fruitiest cocktails, Jamaican Me Crazy.
Originally a rum-laced Tiki-style cocktail, it’s a refreshing cocktail best enjoyed on a sandy patch of Seven Mile Beach, sun-drenched and deliriously happy, sipping its sweet, sweet nectar to the smooth, mellow beats of Bob Marley. Ah, the life! But for most, a trip to Jamaica isn’t on the cards anytime soon, so Disaronno brings the Caribbean to you with this cool-as-a-cucumber take on the tropical tipple.
Much like food, drinks too have a wonderfully transportive power. One sip is your passport to far-flung, paradisal places and Disaronno’s Jamaican Me Krazy will have you saying “yeah, man” in no time. Fresh, long and easy-going, grab your favourite shaker and start with 5ml of passionfruit syrup, followed by 50ml of mango juice, 25ml of fresh lemon juice and 35ml of Disaronno. For an extra hit of freshness, add two slices of cucumber to the shaker and muddle them properly. Add ice, shake hard and strain over ice cubes in your favourite Tiki cup. To garnish, add pineapple leaves, half a passionfruit and a sprig of fresh mint.
A little zest, a little sweetness and the innate freshness of cucumber come together in this tropical island-ready tipple. This won’t just Jamaica me crazy, but you too, – it’s that good.
Jamaican Me Krazy
35ML OF DISARONNO
50ML OF MANGO JUICE
25ML OF FRESH LEMON JUICE
5ML OF PASSIONFRUIT SYRUP
2 SLICES OF CUCUMBER
Garnish with pineapple leaves, half a passionfruit and a sprig of fresh mint.