Cocktail recipes inspired by the tropical paradise of Fiji

If you're feeling excited for your luxury couples holiday to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, why not start the celebrations early by learning how to create three tropical South Pacific-inspired cocktails in your very own home?

So, what are you waiting for? Dig out the cocktail umbrellas, shaker and rum, and have your own little Tiki party!

Pina colada

It's a tropical cocktail classic, and one that features a heavenly blend of three typically Fijian ingredients: rum, pineapple and coconut. The below recipe yields two glasses, so adjust accordingly depending on your party size.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup ice.
  • 50 ml pineapple juice.
  • 50 ml white rum.
  • 30 ml coconut cream.
  • Pineapple wedges and glacé cherries to serve.

Method

  • Pulse all ingredients except pineapple wedges and cherries in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour into chilled highball glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges and glacé cherries.
Find out how you can make pina coladas in your own home. If you like drinking pina coladas, you'll love this recipe.

Passion fruit mojito

Give the classic mojito a tropical twist by adding the fruity flavour of passion fruit – you won't regret it!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp brown sugar.
  • 5 – 10 fresh mint leaves.
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice.
  • 1 tbsp passion fruit syrup (this can be found in most supermarkets).
  • 2 tbsp white rum.
  • 70 ml soda.
  • 1 cup ice cubes.
  • Lime wedges and extra mint to garnish.

Method

  • Muddle (gently combine) mint, sugar and fresh lime juice at the bottom of the glass.
  • Stir in rum, passion fruit syrup and 70 ml soda.
  • Add ice cubes to fill and garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint sprigs.
Try your hand at making a passion fruit mojito.Give the classic mojito a tropical twist with passion fruit.

Mai Tai

While the Mai Tai may have originated in Oakland CA, this tropical concoction certainly embodies the island flavours of Fiji. This rum-based cocktail yields one serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dark rum.
  • 2 tbsp light rum.
  • 2 tbsp orange juice.
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice.
  • 1 tbsp Curaçao.
  • 1 tbsp lime juice.
  • 1 tsp white sugar.
  • 1 tsp orgeat syrup or 1 drop of pure almond extract.
  • Dash of grenadine.
  • 1 cup ice cubes.
  • Fresh mint to garnish.

Method

  • Place all ingredients into cocktail shaker (except grenadine) and shake for 20 – 30 seconds until shaker is frosty on the outside.
  • Strain into short glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Add a dash of grenadine into the top and garnish with fresh mint and a straw.

These three cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to our Fijian-inspired recipes, that you can learn to create here. And of course, you can enjoy all these and more in our very own bar lounge when staying at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. 

3 benefits of booking an all-inclusive holiday to Fiji

 

An all-inclusive holiday to the luxury Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji allows you to spend more time having fun in the sun with family, while we take care of every little detail imaginable. Sound good? Of course it does. Discover more benefits of our all-inclusive packages today.

1. Activities to keep yourselves and the kids entertained all day

A huge variety of fun-filled activities at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort are included in the price of the booking. From water activities to on-land excursions, there’s so much to see and do each day of your stay with us.

The shimmering shallows of Savusavu Bay are a perfect playground. With our expert staff on hand to guide you, spend an afternoon snorkelling the reefs watching tropical fish and coral life. Prefer to stay dry? Kayak, paddleboard or take a ride on our glass-bottom boat to enjoy the water from up above.

We also provide a host of complimentary excursions around various parts of Savusavu. Trips include hikes to secret waterfalls, visits to local markets and even opportunities to connect with the area’s children at the nearby school. These excursions and activities are a great way to immerse yourself in adventure.

There's so much to see and do when staying at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.Enjoy a plethora of activities when staying at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

2. Get closer to the culture of Fiji

Getting to immerse yourself in Fiji’s fascinating culture is just another benefit of booking an all-inclusive family holiday to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. We’re proud of our heritage and go out of our way to involve guests in traditional practices. From our historic lovo feast to visits to the local village of Nukubalavu, guests of all ages can enjoy learning about our vibrant culture and get involved in unique experiences. Such activities help to create memories to last a lifetime.

Discover how you can immerse yourself in the local culture with the help of the Jean-MIchel Cousteau Resort.The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort brings you closer to the culture of Fiji.

3. Spend less time planning and more time relaxing

An all-inclusive holiday to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort removes the stress that comes with planning a DIY trip. Instead of worrying whether you’ve included all the finer details such as food preferences, things to do and childcare, we take care of absolutely everything so you have more time to have fun in the sun with family. The only thing you’ll need to worry about the entire time you’re here is which exotic cocktail you’ll sip first!

With so much to see and do, let us take care of everything, so you don’t have to. For more information on our various all-inclusive packages, get in touch with the team today.