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Drink Spotlight: Myra’s Mango Bananza

Today, I will be highlighting my very favorite Caribbean drink, found only in Anguilla.  Myra’s Mango Bananza is a specialty frozen drink made by Da Vida’s very own bartender Myra Richard.   I was first introduced to Myra in Anguilla about 5 years ago on Shoal Bay beach, tried the drink and the rest is history.    It tastes like mango, banana, and maybe a little egg nog….awesome.  Here is a sampling of Myra’s special ingredients, made only as she can:

Dark Rum, Bailey’s, Banana, Mango Puree, Cream of Coconut, a hint of Nutmeg.  If you even decide to visit Anguilla, please be sure to visit Da Vida’s restaurant, and try Myra’s Mango Bananza….Cheers.



Spotlight: Bobby Flay’s Rum Punch recipe

Spotlight: Rum Punch recipes

If you need a taste of  the Caribbean, try Bobby Flay’s Rum Punch recipe.  It’s delicious!

The saying is: 1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong and 4 parts weak.


  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups grenadine syrup
  • 2 cups Jamaican white rum
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg, optional
  • Orange slices, for garnish
  • Pineapple slices, for garnish


Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher or punch bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with orange or pineapple slices.