I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this #MixedWithTrop post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
I left the Caribbean a few weeks ago, and I feel renewed and inspired by the region of my ancestry. As a native island girl, the sights, smell, tastes and sounds of the tropics move me. I mean, did you see me dancing to reggae and playing steelpan in my video? The islands are home, and it was important for me to bring a bit of that back with me to infuse into our holiday celebrations.
We don’t throw any big fancy parties, but it’s very common (since we started having babies) for our old friends to drop by to spend time with our little ones and play Santa Claus. The kids don’t complain as they rip open gifts and get spoiled by the grownups, and we love the beautiful energy of our loved ones’ presence in our home. This year, I want them to leave our home with some island flavor, so I’m serving up Caribbean Tangerine Lemonade Mojitos. I made these mojitos this weekend when my bestie came over, and she and Mr. Rattles gave them two thumbs up.
Thanks to the new Tropicana® Tangerine Lemonade, I have two of my favorite childhood flavors from the islands as part of our holiday celebration. I like to spend more time making memories than mixing drinks so Tropicana premium drinks are my go-to since they have ‘no artificial sweeteners’ and ‘no artificial flavors’ but are filled with flavor and perfect for at-home cocktails.
Just as vibrant and mixed as my Caribbean heritage, Tropicana cocktails aren’t your bland, everyday cocktails. This is far from a humble brag, but my mojito isn’t one you would easily find elsewhere. Since I’m not a selfish gal, I wanted to share the recipe with you so you too can infuse your holidays with a tropical flavor.
- Tropicana® Tangerine Lemonade (2 cups)
- Mint leaves (6)
- Pineapple Cubes (1/4 cup)
- Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Sugar Cane (Optional)
- Rum (I used a Caribbean rum but you can use any rum you have)
- Sparkling Water 1 ½ cups
- Ice (if desired)
- Combine Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade, pineapple cubes, rum and sparkling water.
- Before serving, add sugar and mint leaves to glasses and mildly crush.
- Pour the drink into the glasses and add ice cubes.
- Serve and enjoy the taste of the Caribbean!
How do you infuse your heritage into your holiday celebrations?