Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful - The Ice Breaker!
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Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful – The Ice Breaker!

Are you longing for a mesmerizing cocktail with sweet orange and rich coconut flavors? Yearn no more and make an Ice Breaker. The Ice Breaker puts a twist on the basic Pina Colada, and best of all, you don’t need a blender to whip up this true-blue Caribbean cocktail.

Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful - The Ice Breaker!
Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful – The Ice Breaker!

In the British Virgin Islands, I hired a guide to take me to some of the nearby islands because I wanted to showcase on my blog some of the best-tasting drinks in the BVIs.

At the Cooper Island Beach Club, my first stop, Saturn, a bartender, demonstrated how to make the Ice Breaker. Click on the picture below to watch a Saturn making an Ice Breaker YouTube video.

Saturn from Cooper Island Beach Club
Saturn from Cooper Island Beach Club – Youtube How to Make an Ice Breaker

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Ingredients that you’ll need to make this awesome Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker made with Coconut Rum and Blue Curacao
Tropical cocktail recipe ingredients for the Ice Breaker
  • Coconut Rum
  • Blue Curacao
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Lime Juice

Tips

Saturn uses Blue Chair Bay Coconut rum to make this tropical cocktail. I found the Blue Chair Bay Coconut rum at my local liquor store.

I typically buy the Goya cream of coconut in the international section of my grocery store. Goya is less expensive than the coconut cream you would find in the drink mix section of the store.

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Saturn also uses fresh lime juice. I sometimes use bottled lime juice if I’m in a hurry or don’t have any fresh limes. Try this citrus juicer if you like to use freshly squeezed lime juice in your cocktails.

Citrus Juicer
Citrus Juicer

How to make the cool blue Ice Breaker

Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful - The Ice Breaker!
Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful – The Ice Breaker!

Saturn shakes the Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, lime juice, and cream of coconut in a shaker filled with ice. Then he pours the strained liquid into a glass filled with crushed ice. Finally, Saturn tops off the Ice Breaker with Blue Curacao and then a quick stir.

Just one sip of the Ice Breaker brings me back to the bar stool overlooking the beautiful Cooper Island beach. The warm breeze blows through my hair, the sun glistens off the water, and the cocktail is nestled in my hand. Delicious and easy to make, this drink reminds me of a Pina Colada with a blue twist!

So shake up the cocktail, sit back, and relax. And imagine you are at the bar on Cooper Island, BVIs.

Exotic Drinks of the British Virgin Islands
Tropical cocktail recipes of the British Virgin Islands. From left to right: Endless Summer, Pina Colada, Ice Breaker

Tropical cocktail recipes from Cooper Island Beach Club from left to right: Endless Summer, Pina Colada, and an Ice Breaker (this recipe). Try all 3 recipes. Enjoy!

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Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful - The Ice Breaker!

Cooper Island’s Ice Breaker

The Ice Breaker is the most mesmerizing BVI cocktail, with the rich coconut and sweet orange flavors. Cool blue like the Caribbean, easy to make, and absolutely delightful.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine BVI
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 Ounce Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum You can also substitute the Blue Chair Bay rum with any other coconut flavored rum
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 Ounce Cream of Coconut
  • Ice
  • 1.5 Ounces Blue Curacao
  • 1 Slice Lime for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Open the coconut cream and pour it into a small bowl. Whisk the coconut cream until the liquid and cream is combined.
  • Add ice to a shaker
  • Add rum, lime juice and coconut cream to the shaker and shake well for 15 seconds
  • Fill a tall glass with crushed ice
  • Pour the strained contents of the shaker into the glass with crushed ice
  • Pour the Blue Curacao on the top of the drink and stir gently two or three times
  • Add a lime for garnish
Keyword 4 Ingredients, Blue Curacao, British Virgin Islands, BVIs, Cocktail, Coconut Rum, Cooper Island, Happy Hour, Rum
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