“Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: Vitamin C Bomb”

c bomb

It’s Friday, and  tonight’s Hamanasi Happy Hour Special: the “Vitamin C Bomb”!  Using fresh oranges coming from the Stann Creek Valley hills straight into your glass with a splash of Belizean’s #1 rum ~ One Barrel Light rum!  Serve on ice, sit back, relax and enjoy.

“Mark is 2013 Traveller’s Rum Mixologist Champion”

Drinks2Our mixologist Mark Jacobs is officially the WINNER of the annual Belize Traveller’s Rum Bartending competition.  The competition featured over 20 participants country wide which consisted Traveller’s rum exclusively infused with tropical fruits and a secret basket of ingredients where creativity, taste and showmanship winners were chosen from each district.  Mark Jacobs was one of the finalist for Southern Belize.   On October 25th Traveller’s Rum had the semi final competition in Belize City and Mark stellar performance and creativity stole the crowd’s  and judges taste buds.  Mark winning rewards was BZ$2000 courtesy of Traveller’s Rum and a touch screen telephone courtesy of Smart Belize.

Way to go Mark….Hamanasi is very proud to have you on our team!

Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: King’s “Hamanasi Pride”

King's "Hamanasi Pride"

 He’s done it again!  King uses local ingredients to create a fresh, tropical sensation that’s perfect for hot summer days!  If you can’t get star fruit, your favorite citrus will compliment the cucumber juice just fine.

“Hamanasi Pride” combines:  Fresh Cucumber Juice, Fresh Star Fruit Juice, Fresh Mint Leaves (crushed), Light Rum and sweet & sour mix.  Add ice, shake and enjoy!

Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: Mango Tango

"Mango Tango"

It’s mango season!!!  Twice a year, June and December, the village trees are dripping with hundreds of mangoes in a huge variety of color, taste and texture! We use them in everything from a delicious reduction sauce for dinner, freshly sliced at breakfast, and now in this Happy Hour creation for a smooth, fruity delight:

Mix:  Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Vodka, Light Rum, Simple Syrup and blend with a small amount of ice.  Garnish with freshly sliced mango and a cherry!

Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: Cornucopia

"Cornucopia"

An unusual ingredient gives this smooth, tropical drink a delicious twist.   Give this one a try at home, and even add your own special twist…

Cornucopia:

One Barrel rum, fresh orange juice, condensed milk, coconut cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and…..sweet corn (yes, corn!).  Blend with and garnish!

TGIF everyone!

Travel Adventurers + Friday Happy Hour Drink Special = “Belizean Passion”

In April of 2006 travelers Karen Catchpole (writer) and Eric Mohl (photographer) left their jobs and apartment in New York City and embarked on the Trans-Americas Journey, a five year, 200,000 mile cross-country and cross-continental drive.

Eric & Karen's Trans-Americas Journey

The overland journey is an exploration of the byways and back roads of North America, Central America and South America and a search for the people, places and things that make every place special. A true Pan-American road trip. In December of 2008 the Trans-Americas Journey wrapped up its time in the US and Canada and crossed the border into Mexico where Karen and Eric will spend the coming months exploring, shooting and writing before venturing further south through Latin America until they run out of road.

They have now found their way to Hamanasi!  Welcome Karen and Eric… and enjoy the “Belizean Passion”!

1 oz. Watermelon Pucker Liquor

1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps

1 oz Light Rim

1/2 oz Ameretto

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice

Blend with ice, garnish with orange slice and enjoy!

Hamanasi wishes Eric and Karen safe travels and outstanding adventures on their journey!

Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: Myer’s Rum Punch

It’s a triple punch of Myer’s Dark Spiced Rum, 3-Barrel Dark Rum and Amaretto Liquor! Splash with Ginger Ale & Cranberry Juice… garnish with fresh mint and a cherry and you’re ready for tonight’s Happy Hour special!!!

Thanks for taste testing, Drury : )

Drury

Belizean Beauty Cures Hamanasi Heatwave!

It’s HOT HOT HOT today… so King blends up his “Belizean Beauty” for Happy Hour and cools everyone down!  Here’s the way we do it at Hamanasi:

Cooling off at Happy Hour

Apple Pucker Liquor

Melon Pucker Liquor

Light Rum

Sweet & Sour Mix

Add ice and blend

Add a freshly-picked Belizean lime for garnish (can be found at Hamanais!) and let the cooling begin! 

Cheers!

Friday Happy Hour Drink Special: Melon Splash

It’s Friday, and if you’d like to welcome the weekend with a tropical cocktail then mix up tonight’s Hamanasi Happy Hour Special: the “Melon Splash”!  As you can see they’re a hit here at the Hamanasi bar.  Mix melon liquor, melon drue, light rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and a splash of sparkling wine or champagne!  Take a sip, close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re back in Belize.

Cheers!