Playa Forte's Signature Cocktail, Curacao

How to Make the Vibrant Playa Forte Signature Cocktail, Curaçao

Perched above the stunning shores of Curaçao, Playa Forte Restaurant is renowned for its delightful entrees and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Among its many attractions, one standout feature that has captivated locals and tourists alike is the restaurant’s Playa Forte Signature Cocktail. This vibrant concoction, a perfect blend of pineapple, vodka, and blue curaçao, embodies this Caribbean paradise’s tropical essence and spirited charm.

Playa Forte’s Signature Cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s an experience. The idea was to create a beverage that tastes delicious and visually represents the vibrant and colorful spirit of Curaçao. The island is known for its rich culture, stunning beaches, and lively atmosphere, and this cocktail captures all of these elements in a single glass.

The Signature Cocktail - Restaurant Playa Forti Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
The Signature Cocktail – Restaurant Playa Forti Sabana Westpunt, Curacao

The tropical sweetness of fresh pineapple juice provides the perfect base for this cocktail. Pineapple is synonymous with beach vacations and adds a refreshing and tangy twist to the drink.

Known for its versatility, vodka acts as the primary spirit in this cocktail, blending seamlessly with the other ingredients to create a smooth and balanced drink.

This vibrant blue liqueur, originating from the island of Curaçao itself, adds a splash of color and a hint of citrus flavor. The magic ingredient turns this cocktail into a visual masterpiece reminiscent of the clear blue waters surrounding the island.

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Playa Forte Signature Cocktail Ingredients

Playa Forte Signature Cocktail Ingredients
Playa Forte Signature Cocktail Ingredients
  1. Vodka
  2. Blue Curacao
  3. Pineapple Juice
  4. Slice of Pineapple and Cherry for Garnish

Tips

With all of the Vodkas on the market, I use Stoli, Absolut, Ketel One, or Grey Goose to make cocktails. Use good quality spirits. The better the ingredients, the better your cocktail will taste.

While in Curacao, we visited the Distillery known for producing the iconic blue liqueur the island is known for: Blue Curacao. The rounded shape of the bottle represents the Valencia orange, and the neck represents its stem. Apparently, if you buy Curacao liqueur and the bottle is in a different shape, it is not a genuine article! Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find ‘the original’.

Playa Forte Cocktails, Curacao. Left to right: Signature and Turtle
Playa Forte Cocktails, Curacao. Left to right: Signature and Turtle

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The Perfect Pairing

Playa Forte’s Signature Cocktail is best enjoyed with some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Whether a plate of fresh seafood, a savory Caribbean-inspired entrée, or a light appetizer, this cocktail pairs beautifully with various flavors. The Signature cocktail’s refreshing taste and eye-catching appearance make it an excellent choice for any occasion, from a relaxed afternoon by the sea to a lively evening with friends.

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Red Snapper – Restaurant Playa Forti Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
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How to Make a Playa Forte Signature Cocktail

Fill a tall glass with ice. I’m using Waterford Highball glasses, but these acrylic glasses are great if you’re headed out by the pool.

Add the pineapple juice and then the vodka to the glass.

Next, slowly pour the Blue Curacao onto the top of the ice.

Garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry.

Playa Forte's Signature Cocktail, Curacao
Playa Forte’s Signature Cocktail, Curacao

Every sip of the Signature Cocktail has a story about the island—its beauty, flavors, and vibrant culture. Playa Forte Restaurant has masterfully crafted a drink that not only quenches your thirst but also offers a taste of what makes Curaçao unique.

Next time you find yourself on this picturesque island, visit Playa Forte and indulge in this exceptional cocktail. And if you can’t make it to Curaçao just yet, recreate this drink at home and let your taste buds embark on a tropical journey. Cheers to the flavors of the Caribbean!

Playa Forte Cocktails, Curacao. Left to right: Signature and Turtle
Playa Forte Cocktails, Curacao. Left to right: Signature and Turtle

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Playa Forte's Signature Cocktail, Curacao

How to Make the Vibrant Signature Cocktail at Playa Forte Restaurant, Curaçao

Perched above the stunning shores of Curaçao, Playa Forte Restaurant is renowned for its delightful entrees and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Among its many attractions, one standout feature that has captivated locals and tourists alike is the restaurant's Signature Cocktail.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Cookout, Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Blue Curacao
  • 3 Ounces Pineapple Juice
  • Garnish with a Slice of Pineapple & Cherry

Instructions
 

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add the pineapple juice and then the vodka to the glass.
  • Slowly pour the Blue Curacao onto the top of the ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry.
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