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St. Thomas USVI inspired this to die for Southern CRB Cocktail Recipe. We were on vacation there several years ago. Our resort had the best bartender, Paige. He could make any drink that alcohol (lot’s of alcohol) taste like it had none. It took us a while to get to this flavor that we love.
A little more backstory on this Southern CRB Cocktail Recipe
We were actually staying at a resort right on the beach. It had a sister resort that was up on top of a mountain. We went up there for dinner and a party one evening. There were four of us. The drink of the evening was a BBC. They were being served in 6 oz cups at the whopping price of $2.00 a piece. The bar bill was around $140 including tip. I’ll let you do the math if you want. All I can say is we shut the place down, the taxi’s were all gone for the night. We had to beg the resort van driver to give us a lift back to our room. Needless to say we made it a point to find out what was in these before we left the island.
The only way to make a BBC any better is to tweak to make it a Southern CRB cocktail recipe!
Yes, we picked up some of the items used in this drink, but we decided to try to make ours a little lighter, maybe even healthier (ha,ha). Well, that’s at least what I tell myself…or let the SCB tell me when he mixes up a batch and serves me poolside! These are always a hit with our pool crew.
Will you need fresh ingredients for a Southern CRB?
You won’t necessarily need fresh, right from the store, but yes. I use actual produce from the produce department – not canned fruit or mixes. If you happen to live in tropical locations, then by all means just go pick your bananas if they are ripe. We have friends who live in Florida that have bananas & pineapple that we have used for recipes. They are delicious when fresh. I still usually freeze the bananas, though. If I know we will be having guess ahead of time I buy them a couple of days out let them really ripen, then pop in a Ziplock bag. These serve as the ice in my blender and give a ton of flavor. I much prefer this over using a fresh unfrozen banana and ice. It leaves you drink very watered down in my opinion. So this step is vital to having exceptional flavor.
How should you serve and garnish your Southern CRB?
A lot of how we serve ours depends on where and how many we are “bar-tending” for. We usually use cute glasses with pineapple and umbrellas if there’s just a couple of us and we are not in the pool. Now, if we are in the pool they go in the BIG insulated cups with a lid and a straw. For larger groups – yep you guessed it the ole’ red solo cups work well! But, you have to drink them fast. Fast enough to not let them melt, but not fast enough to get brain freeze! LOL!
Let’s dive into this delicious little snack that would be perfect for poolside!
We are dropping by Kim’s DIY Tribe to get the dibs on a delicious Almost Famous Avocado Egg Roll. These are a great little hand held treat. They are something that wouldn’t be heavy and overfilling. I’m sure that if you needed to adjust the inside ingredients to match your taste buds, it would be easy enough.
I started with one and now I am officially up to 7. Well, full disclosure I have all 12 filmed. I just haven’t had time to post them all, yet. One more thing, I can’t wait for you to get to #12… It is one of my ALL time favorite recipes. There will also be a little video surprise for ya! I love surprises! How about you? Can you guess what it is? Drop a comment with your best guess as to what it might be!
Now let’s check out this little quick mix video!
Hope this refreshing frozen Southern CRB is just what you need for a tasty treat to sip on.
So relax and enjoy! You are sting close to my rhapsodyville livin’ way of life!
Southern CRB Cocktail
- measuring cup
- 2 oz measuring cup
- Cocktail glass
- 24 oz insulated tumbler
- 4 oz Coconut Rum
- 2 oz Banana Rum
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 1 oz Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
- 4 oz Coconut Water
- 3 oz Coconut Milk
- 1 oz Cream of Coconut
- 2 1/2 – 3 Bananas Frozen are best – you won't need much ice, if any.
- 1 – 2 c. Ice Unless you have frozen bananas
- Add all ingredients to blender and mix. Best served right away.