Caribbean Mist Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Caribbean Mist cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that originated in the Caribbean islands. It is a popular choice among tourists and locals alike, who enjoy its fruity flavors and vibrant colors.

  • The cocktail is believed to have been created in the 1970s, during the rise of tiki culture and tropical-themed bars.
  • It is often associated with beach vacations and island getaways, making it a popular choice for those looking to escape the daily grind.
  • The drink's bright colors and fruity flavors are inspired by the natural beauty and flavors of the Caribbean.

How Caribbean Mist Tastes?

The Caribbean Mist cocktail is a sweet, fruity, and refreshing drink with a hint of tartness. It is light and easy to drink, making it perfect for sipping on a hot day or during a beach vacation.

Interesting facts about Caribbean Mist

  • The Caribbean Mist cocktail is often served in a hurricane glass, which is designed to showcase its vibrant colors and garnishes.
  • The drink's name is derived from its misty blue color, which is reminiscent of the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
  • The cocktail is sometimes served with a small paper umbrella, adding to its tropical and festive appearance.


Light Rum

With a subtle sweetness, light rum adds the Caribbean spirit without overpowering the other flavors. 1.5 oz is just right to get a buzz without turning your drink into a pirate's grog. Too little and you'll miss the kick, too much and you'll overshadow the tropical vibe.

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Blue Curacao

This gives our mist its charming blue hue and a touch of bittersweet orange flavor. At 0.5 oz, it's a splash of mystery—anymore, and you might feel like you're sipping the sea itself!

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Pineapple Juice

2 oz of pineapple juice makes the cocktail fruit-forward and provides a tropical sweetness. It's the backbone of our drink's fruity profile. Skimp on it, and the cocktail might lose its sunny disposition.

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Coconut Cream

Cream of the tropics, 1 oz coconut cream offers a silky texture and sweet coconut flavor, transporting you straight to the beach. Forget this and your drink would be less a Caribbean Mist and more a mainland haze.

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Orange Juice

At 1 oz, orange juice adds a citrusy zing and balances the sweetness. Without it, you'd miss out on the layered nuances that make this cocktail a tropical tapestry.

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Crushed Ice

1 cup of crushed ice chills and dilutes our concoction just enough to be refreshing, not watered-down. An iceberg's worth would sink this ship, while no ice makes it a lukewarm affair.

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Pineapple Wedge & Maraschino Cherry

The garnish! It's not just a pretty face—it offers a hint of what's inside and adds a final touch to the look and taste. No garnish, and your cocktail would be like a beach without sun—a party foul!

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Recipe. How to make Caribbean Mist Drink

  1. Fill a blender with crushed ice.
  2. Add the light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and orange juice to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the mixture into a hurricane glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy to ensure the perfect texture.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice and orange juice for a more authentic taste.
  • Chill the glass before serving to keep the cocktail cool for longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp - The sweet and tangy flavors of the Caribbean Mist will complement the smokiness of the shrimp.
  • Fish Tacos - The citrus notes can cut through the richness of the fish and the creamy sauce.


  • Tropical Fruit Platter - An array of tropical fruits will echo the cocktail's fruity flavors.
  • Coconut Shrimp - The coconut in both the shrimp and drink will amplify the tropical vibe.


  • Key Lime Pie - A slice of key lime pie with this cocktail balances tartness with the sweet creaminess of the drink.

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What you could change in Caribbean Mist

  • Blue Curacao: Can be replaced with any other blue liqueur or blue food coloring and a citrus-flavored liqueur.
  • Light Rum: Can be replaced with vodka for a less sweet version.
  • Coconut Cream: Can be replaced with coconut milk for a lighter version.

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Spicy Caribbean Mist

Replace the light rum with Spiced Rum (1.5 oz) for a kick of cinnamon and vanilla undertones. Add a dash of Cayenne Pepper. It'll warm your palate with a fiery Caribbean sunset.

Caribbean Green

Swap Blue Curacao with Midori Melon Liqueur (0.5 oz) to turn your mist into a tropical jungle oasis, lending a sweet melon flavor that's lush and verdant.

Misty Sunrise

Instead of blending, serve over ice in a tall glass, layering the light rum and juices, then float Grenadine (0.5 oz) on top. It'll mimic a breezy Caribbean dawn, with hues of a rising sun.

In case you forgot basics how to make Caribbean Mist

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Caribbean Mist

Is Caribbean mist a long drink or short drink?

Caribbean mist is typically considered a 'long' drink due to its use of multiple non-alcoholic mixers along with its alcoholic components, and it's served in a tall hurricane glass.

Why is it called a 'Caribbean' mist?

The cocktail gets its name from its origin, the Caribbean islands where tropical cocktails are a staple. The 'mist' likely refers to its misty blue color.

What meal or occasion is the Caribbean mist cocktail ideal for?

Due to its sweet, fruity flavor and tropical theme, the Caribbean mist cocktail is ideal for beach-themed parties or summer BBQs. It can also be served as a brunch cocktail or dessert drink.

What can I pair with the Caribbean Mist cocktail for food?

Caribbean Mist cocktail pairs well with tropical, light and spicy foods, like a grilled tropical chicken, coconut shrimp or pineapple salsa.

Can children consume Caribbean mist?

Caribbean Mist has alcohol so it's not suitable for children. However, you can make a non-alcoholic version by excluding the Blue Curacao and the rum.

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