But, one effective way of obtaining a true taste of the region is with a freshly whipped-up cocktail onboard a MSC Cruises ship.
By upgrading your cruise with an all-inclusive drinks package, you can enjoy a lavish and varied list of cocktails almost anywhere on the ship.
Virtually every country in the world has contributed a cocktail at some point in time, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, and it’s the latter region we’re focusing on here.
The Caribbean has been responsible for some of the most refreshing beverages ever conceived and few would disagree that the monumentally minty mojito is one of them.
While many will only be familiar with the standard recipe (rum, lime, soda, mint leaves), there are no fewer than five other takes on the established favourite available with MSC Cruises.
Guests onboard an MSC cruise can investigate variations on the Mojito by sampling the spiced mojito - which switches the usual white rum for Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum - or the royal mojito, which replaces rum with Crown Royal Whisky.
The refreshment factor can be cranked right up with the raspberry or cranberry mojito, which swap out the rum for flavoured Absolut Vodka. Finally, there’s the bitter taste of the Campari mojito.
The humble Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in MSC Cruises’ onboard bars, and with good reason.
Its timeless blend of silver tequila, triple sec and sweet & sour mix will prove irresistible to guests for the foreseeable future, and the fact that every cocktail prepared onboard is done so with finesse by MSC Cruises’ professional bar staff only adds to its appeal.
Another one of MSC’s biggest-selling Caribbean cocktails is the Jamaican Paradise.
Unlike the other drinks mentioned so far, this cocktail doesn’t give too much away with its name but this delicious beverage splices dark rum, Malibu Coconut Liqueur, tequila, Midori melon liqueur, Blue Curaçao and sweet & sour mix; the result instantly transports you to golden sands and blue waters.
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