St. Maarten – Little Berries Make Legendary Liqueur

Walking around St. Maarten, it’s hard to miss the stands advertising Guavaberry liqueur. The bright pink packaging is positively eye-catching (which is saying something on such a colorful island). Made from aged rum, cane sugar and guavaberries, it has a fruity, woody, bitter-sweet flavor. Local mixologists combine the unique liqueur with other ingredients to create coladas, margaritas and other delicious concoctions.

My inner girly girl could not resist a bright pink frozen cocktail, so I can personally recommend a Guavaberry Colada. Not only does it make for an tasty alcoholic beverage, but also a historic and culturally cherished one. It was first made centuries ago in private homes. They shared it with friends, family and neighbors. They sang songs about it. They told stories of it. It became their national liqueur and today they still love to share it with travelers from all around the world.

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Walking around St. Maarten, it’s hard to miss the stands advertising Guavaberry liqueur. The bright pink packaging is positively eye-catching (which is saying something on such a colorful island). Made from aged rum, cane sugar and guavaberries, it has a fruity, woody, bitter-sweet flavor. Local mixologists combine the unique liqueur with other ingredients to create coladas, margaritas and other delicious concoctions. My inner girly girl could not resist a bright pink frozen cocktail, so I can personally recommend a Guavaberry Colada. Not only does it make for an tasty alcoholic beverage, but also a historic and culturally cherished one. It was first made centuries ago in private homes. They shared it with friends, family and neighbors. They sang songs about it. They told stories of it. It became their national liqueur and today they still love to share it with travelers from all around the world.

Try before you buy! Check out the Guavaberry Emporium for samples of their delicious products:

Photo Credits: Tara Turner, Camille Reicherter

 

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