Hamanasi Happy Hour
Every afternoon as guests return from the reefs or our inland tours of Belize
we have happy hour at the bar in the Hamanasi Great House. There's a delicious new tropical cocktail on special everyday, and we get a lot of requests for drink recipes both for bartender King's Hamanasi originals and for old favorites. Happy hour is a great way to relax and meet fellow guests while you're at Hamanasi, and now it's a great way to transport yourself back to your vacation in Belize
once you're home. Grab some ingredients from your local store and mix up one of the recipes below, you'll feel like you're back in Belize! If it whets your appetite for the real thing then check out our latest Belize vacation packages
Mango season is here once again and King is exploring many ways on how to enjoy them. You got to try out his Mango Sangria. The following are the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup lime squash concentrate
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 ripe mango, medium dice
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup white sugar (optional)
- 8 maraschino cherries
- 2 cups carbonated water (optional)
In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lime squash, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, and sugar. Float slices of mango, pineapple, lime, orange, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. For a fizzy sangria, add club soda just before serving.
Mark spruced up this Evening’s Happy Hour Drink Special from a simple Lime Juice to a Twisted Old Fashion Limeade.
We started with Lime juice,
a shot of Lemon Light Rum,
a shot of Lite rum,
a touch of Blue Curacau for some color,
and some Sprite to fizz things up.
Its all shaken and served in a Martini glass with a slice of lime and a cherry.