Club Med Bahamas- Green Flash Cocktail

by White on Rice Couple on March 6, 2009

Green Flash Curacao Cocktail Mixed Drink Recipe

I can’t tell you how much I love Curacao, a flavored liqueur made from the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit which  grown on the island of Curaçao, hence, the name. The brilliant blue color, the bright citrus/orange tones and slight bitterness of this liqueur makes a perfectly delicious and beautiful cocktail.

When Brandt Johnson, the head bartender at Club Med Columbus Isle was setting up for the evenings Food & Wine Festival cocktail demonstration, I was stunned at the beautiful tray of brilliant green sea of Green Flash cocktails.

Green Flash Curacao Cocktail Mixed Drink Recipe

What’s  a Green Flash?  In the Bahamas, it’s a “natural tropical phenomenon occurring at sunset. Very rarely, on utterly cloudless occasions, and just after the sun has disappeared underneath the sea, a brilliant band of green light as wide as the sun itself will flash across the horizon.”

As beautiful as this natural wonder appears, this cocktail is as delicious. I personally have not experienced this amazing sunset sight, but I’m now obsessed with seeing it one day. Back in my college days, I was obsessed with the aurora borealis and now I can add this green flash light show to my wish list. It’s a big wish list in the making, but I have a whole lifetime to wait for it’s coming.

Until them, I have this fabulous cocktail to hold me over. It’s fruity, slightly bubbly and perfectly beautiful both in taste and beauty for any tropical setting.

This will hold me over until I see the real deal over the sunset one day.
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Green Flash Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1-2

Cook Time: 2 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz sprite
  • ice
  • orange slice for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together, serve over ice.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry
  3. Lean back, savor the tropical evening and enjoy.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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1 Thanh March 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

You can see the green flash here in the Los Angeles beaches too, it has to be a clear day and you have to stare at the sun otherwise you’ll miss it. Then afterwards you’ll see green flashes for awhile when you close your eyes!
Thanh

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2 Peter March 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Hey, hey..Ted Reader is pictured here… the big guy. He’s well known in Canada, great with the BBQ!

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3 jen yu March 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Okay, I would like one of those, please. D – you can carry that on the plane, right? It’s not liquid, it is especial :) I also want one of those giant fishies you guys have been photographing. Did Lebovitz ever wear that bathing suit? Pinch Matt’s cheek for me – he’s adorable. Miss you (except I guess I’m seeing you as much as I normally do, but you know what I mean – you actually FEEL far away). xxoo

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4 toontz March 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I don’t think that the drink is quite as tasty without the surroundings. I mean, it would look a little out of place in my backyard right now. lol.

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5 Chez US March 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I feel like you guys have been away for soooo long! Your trip has sounded amazing.
By the way I think I could us one or two of these cocktails, I love Curacao as well. In fact, I don’t think I have had any since I was in the islands, many moons ago .. Maybe we need to plan that climbing trip down that way & have you guys make a few of these – that sounds fun, climbing, camping & drinking!
Can’t wait to hear all about the trip!
xx oo
D.

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6 Hélène March 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Never tried Curacao before. With the people that you are surrender with I would take couple of these and enjoy the Club Med.

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7 Heather March 6, 2009 at 5:59 pm

i am totally obsessed with seeing the aurora borealis, too. i tell nick all the time that it is one of my lifetime goals! i actually saw the green flash when i was in the bahamas diving a few years ago. it was gorgeous. i’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you see it!!

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8 Cynthia March 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm

You all are having way too much fun without me :)

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9 Asianmommy March 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Wow–I would love to try that!

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10 Kitt March 7, 2009 at 11:53 am

Drink a bunch of those for me, please!

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11 evil chef mom March 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm

this is so not fair… i want to be in the tropics, with my camera and some drinks….

todd, hang in there!!!

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12 Danielle March 8, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Another fabulous cocktail!
I have something for you on my blog…come and grab it!
http://somanycookbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-first-award-i-am-so-honored-to-be.html
have great week!
Danielle

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13 flfarmgirl March 11, 2009 at 2:51 am

What a wonderful trip, even more wonderful are your photos. I was almost there, thanks to your photos. You are the best!

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14 umami girl March 11, 2009 at 5:41 am

I really like Blue Curacao too, though you won’t often find me admitting it north of the tropics. Who says there are no blue foods!

Your photos are exquisite – thanks for sharing.

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15 A traveler March 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

You’re right the Curacao liquer is the best.
I was looking online and now they even have a chance to win a trip for Curacao for free every day. Check it out at this link:
http://places2visitb4udie.blogspot.com/2009/03/wanna-get-away-for-free.html

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16 Duc April 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

That’s great. I like cocktails as I used to work at a nice Bar in Hanoi

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17 Callan March 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Such a treat for the taste buds!! I can’t really handle Vodka that well, but I’ve made a similar recipe with TY KU Soju (a healthier alternative to Vodka) and it makes the taste a lot lighter and still sooo delicious!! Thanks for the recipe, this has become one of my new favorite weekend drinks

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