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5 Original Cocktails Made in Bermuda

Inspired by the island's exotic foods, nautical history and supernatural mysteries, these five cocktails invented in Bermuda are an ocean apart from the ordinary.

Rum Swizzle Cocktail in Bermuda

A Rum Swizzle, Bermuda's unofficial national drink

You’ve probably heard about Bermuda’s two legendary cocktails, the Dark ‘n Stormy and the Rum Swizzle. But Bermuda’s skilled mixologists don’t stick to the script when it comes to their quest to create the perfect cocktail. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary must-tries for your visit.

1 The Bermuda Triangle

Mickey's Beach Bistro at Elbow Beach

This is one Bermuda Triangle you want to get lost in. The perfect blend of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Cockspur, Gosling’s Bermuda Gold, orange juice and pineapple juice, this refreshing beverage is the perfect complement to the beachside views. No unsolved mystery here. Where to Get It: Mickey’s Beach Bistro

2 The St. George

Credit: Waterlot Fairmont Southampton

The Dock at the Waterlot Inn, located right on the waters of Jew's Bay in Southampton, is a laid-back locale offering a menu stacked with great cocktail options. Start with the fruity St. George (named for the dragon-fighting saint and Bermuda’s first capital, the Town of St. George), which consists of Bacardi Dragonberry, basil, lime and watermelon, with ginger and ginger beer for added zing. Sit back, soak in the views and enjoy. Where to Get It: The Dock at the Waterlot Inn

3 Absolut-ly Peppered

Spice up your life with this zesty concoction via Front Street’s Bolero Brasserie. The key ingredient here is the Bermuda Jam Factory’s Gombey Pepper Jam (named for the island’s famous Gombey dancers). Mixed with Absolut Ruby Red vodka, grapefruit juice and Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer, the Absolut-ly is an excellent way to kick off a Bermudian night out on the town. Where to Get It: Bolero Brasserie

4 The Shipwreck

Credit: 1609 at Hamilton Princess

In the year 1609, the Sea Venture wrecked on the shores of an uninhabited mid-Atlantic island and Bermuda was born. At the bar and restaurant named for that momentous year, pay tribute to those castaways by ordering the simply delicious Shipwreck: a shot of double barrel aged rum (blended exclusively for 1609) served over ice. Where to Get It: 1609 Bar & Restaurant

5 Prickly Pear Martini

Wahoo's Bistro & Patio

This tasty spin on the classic martini features a truly only-in-Bermuda ingredient: prickly pear cactus juice. Endemic to the island, the prickly pear cactus grows nearby at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve. Its tangy flavour mixes with Grey Goose vodka, ginger beer, Malibu rum liqueur and lime juice for a palate-pleasing taste sensation. Where to Get It: Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio