A customer brought this drink back to me from the Bahamas. She had visited the Green Turtle Club on Abaco. The Club specialty, the Tipsy Turtle Rum Punch, was chosen by Esquire Magazine as the best rum punch in all the Caribbean. Chelsea came to the bar wearing a t-shirt with the recipe for a gallon of the stuff, along with a black eye. "Tipsy" is apparently an apt name. :-) So she turned around, I did a quick set of conversions and wrote down the recipe. After that we became friends. So here it is, Chelsea's Tipsy Turtle!
Chelsea's Tipsy Turtle
3/4 oz vodka
3/4 oz light rum
3/4 oz dark rum
1 1/2 oz coconut rum
1/2 oz creme de banane
Fill a hurricane or pint beer glass with ice. Build drink over ice, finishing with equal parts of the juices. Pour into a shaker and shake, shake, shake!
Garnish with an orange slice and a flagged cherry.
We were at Abaco, Green Turtle, and I had the Tipsy Turtle. It is the best summer vacation drink in the world, and I have been all over the world in my travels. I now make them at home for our summer parties. It is a great hit especially with the ladies.
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