Hey everybody! My fiance' and I will be going to CN in October to get married, and I was wondering what kind of drinks are recommended out of the things you can get in the mini-bar. I don't know a lot of different drinks and I thought "what's a better way than to ask the experts here!"
I prefer fruity drinks, but I want to try some new things, as long as it goes down easy =)
No blenders in the rooms so you need to experiment a bit. You can get mixers for your room like orange, pineapple, and cranberry juice, Pepsi, Tonic water, Ting (grapefruit soda), Sprite, etc. The obvious drinks are rum and Pepsi, Vodka and Ting, Gin and Tonic, Vodka and orange juice. I like to play a bit. I used a little of various things to make my own rum punch. I mixed orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice in a glass with a dash of Ting. Then I added the Appleton Rum to taste. Our housekeeper kept ice in the water pitcher inside our room. You can adjust the amounts to your taste. Have fun.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I am not usually a grapefruit fan - but most people say they love Ting - so I am willing to try it! I will have to print all this out and keep it for reference when I go!
IN 4 trips to CN I have asked for Red Stripe twice and gotten it both times. The last trip, I decided to just drink the Caribe for something different and in the course of 10 days I only drink 2 beers from the room anyway, but the vodka has a habit of disappearing.
Don't recall shakers being in the rooms. There were a few different sizes and types of glasses available (real glass by the way), don't recall any of them being shot glasses though. We ask for and use mostly fruit juices for mixing with rum or vodka for a late night drink on occasion. But we do not use much liquor from the mini bar at all. We bring a drink from the bar back to our room at the end of the evening if we want to have one more on the verandah before turning in. We use bottled water more than anything else from our mini bar. We take them to the gym or out to the beach during the day to keep hydrated in the heat. We usually ask for a half dozen bottles of water to be on hand each day. No problems, and empties always go in the recycle bins.
Something I learned in the army many years ago was mixing beer and tomato juice. Sounds awful, but is actually quite good.