Drinks in the DR – General Travel Questions Dominican Republic – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

tracy65 2007-04-10 02:55:27 UTC #1

Hey All… .. We’re going in only a few more days! Yipee!! (going to Bahia Principe in Punta Cana, leaving Friday AM) .. .. Soooo what are the best drinks to order and what is in them (I don’t want exact recipes, just a general idea of what flavour they are) .. I know I’ve got to try a Dirty Monkey.. (which is banana and coconut and rum and kahlua, or something along that line….??, not exactly sure).. I know I’ve heard of others I must try, for example Mojito and Bahama Mama/Banana Mama, (still confused on these) and Miami Vice.. All these drinks I’ve heard of but don’t know what they are…

Oh and also while I am on the topic,… how do we order a "virgin" of these kind of drinks… NOOOO not for me.. for the kids…!! What are the best virgin drinks the kids should order and how should they ask for them?

Thanks in advance!! Tracy

oh and one more thing… not really a "drink" question but kinda/sorta related… I like cream in my coffee. Not milk. Is this totally unavailable in DR?.. am I going to be drinking coffee all week with milk?

kaki 2007-04-10 04:02:44 UTC #2

"Sin alcohol" means without alcohol. You can also say "no alcohol" and should be entirely understood!

A Banana Mama is a Pina Colada base, half a banana and grenadine. Mmmmmm. Available as a non-alcoholic drink.

I also like the Sammy Sosa. Pina Colada layer. Blue Curacao and lime layer. Grenadine layer. Should be red, white and blue like the Dominican flag.


michellel 2007-04-10 12:09:28 UTC #3

I love the grasshopers, which is kind of minty. yummy! Give it a try. it’s green!

steeve 2007-04-10 18:17:31 UTC #4

Oh I can still taste the Banana Mama mmmmmmmm. Husband liked Miami Vice better wasn’t as sweet. Miami Vice is Banana Mama without the banana. No problem letting bartender know how much rum you want in the drink they will pour a little or a whole lot!!!!! Enjoy.

tracy65 2007-04-10 23:56:09 UTC #5

Mmmmm.. I’m getting verry thirsty….

tornadoetwister 2007-04-11 16:21:54 UTC #6

dont for get mammajuana as a favorite drink

tracy65 2007-04-11 21:03:05 UTC #7

Ah yes, that is one I’ll definately be trying AFTER the kids go to bed

dropusaline 2007-04-12 01:24:04 UTC #8

I started loving the Santo Libre. It reminded me of a rye and ginger. It was Ron Dorado (golden or dark rum) with sprite and a lime wedge. I was getting sick of the sweet drinks, something about the mix was getting to me. I love vodka and cranberry juice with 7-up but canberry juice was not available.
OHHHH when I asked for a little rum (because to me the drink tasted better with less rum) the bartender looked at me as though I was from a different planet!!

I LOVE cream in my coffee, and the resort had milk. But I did not suffer one bit, it had a great flavour and was very rich anyway. I still remembered and longed for one of their coffees after my first visit, and when I returned a year later, the taste was exactly as I remembered. Hmmm

tracy65 2007-04-12 17:21:40 UTC #9

Yes I’ve been spoiled, I admit I’m a Timmy’s addict. Need full cream in my coffee, or I just don’t enjoy it. Last year we went to Cuba and I missed not having cream. But hey I hope the coffee’s as good as you say.. Ok well what the heck am I doing on the computer when I should be packing!! Leaving tonight!! Tracy

vancouver22 2007-04-12 18:52:45 UTC #10

Does anyone know how much rum is okay to bring back after 2 weeks? I heard a rumor that because it’s coming straight from the factory (Brugal) that there is no limit. Can anyone verify this?


gregg 2007-04-12 18:56:29 UTC #11

[quote author=vancouver22 board=general thread=1176173727 post=1176403965]Does anyone know how much rum is okay to bring back after 2 weeks? I heard a rumor that because it’s coming straight from the factory (Brugal) that there is no limit. Can anyone verify this?

Wrong – the origin is irrelevant.

Assuming you are from Canada (due to your name) the duty free limit is 1.14 L. of rum although Canada Customs regularly allow 2 X 750 ml. since nowhere in the world bottles 1.14 L. except for the Canadian domestic market, AFAIK.


jo1 2007-04-12 19:22:13 UTC #12

I love the caipirinha they serve in the brazilian at the fun royale so much so that Bob has found out for me how it is made and although I havent quite got the stuff to make it properly i am giving it a whirl tonight with white rum.

vancouver22 2007-04-12 21:09:45 UTC #13

Good to know, thanks Gregg. I figured that it was likely untrue, but thought I’d check :o)

system 2007-04-12 21:41:23 UTC #14

I just got back from the Melia in Punta Cana and in my current condition I tried many non-alcoholic drinks. Just say sin alcohol pronounced "seen al-col" but they will understand if u say no alcohol. As for the coffee. The milk is whole and quite rich.

gettingmarriedindr 2007-04-13 00:54:23 UTC #15

my dad said he found the milk very rich and creamy ( i didn’t try anything from a cow) but my hubby brought a can of carnation milk with him just in case


cdnchick 2007-04-13 00:54:52 UTC #16

My fave is caipirinha. If there’s a bar menu, make your way through it and try them all! I have noticed though, that usually the same drink tastes different each time – must be the free pour.

cherryfan 2007-04-13 12:07:45 UTC #17

If you like creamy drinks see if your hotel does Brandy Alexander – wow they were wicked at the Casa Del Mar!

gbet 2007-04-13 16:37:14 UTC #18

a good old vodka tonic does me just fine.

monctonguy 2007-04-17 15:16:30 UTC #19

defn enjoyed the banana mama’s…they were amazing, as were the "blue melon" shots that I enjoyed at the lobby bar at the BP.
and of course…cant forget the Presidente beer, much preferred that over the Brahma beer that was in the mini-bars!

kpl1970 2007-04-17 16:11:56 UTC #20

all i can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….. ;D

I could go for some of those right now…….Wait im at work :o…..ahhhhh Who cares bring it on!!!!!

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