Royal Caribbean’s “Goombay Smash” – from the Lime and Coconut Bar
Hey Cruisers! We hope you’re enjoying this cruise cocktail series so far. Recently, we recreated the Carnival Fun Ship Cocktail, and WOW, that was refreshing and fabulous! Now, it’s time to show Royal Caribbean a little love!
That’s right! We’re mixing up Royal Caribbean’s Goombay Smash, with a LIVE video demonstration and delicious recipe you can try at home.
When I first saw the Goombay Smash on Royal Caribbean’s Lime and Coconut Bar menu, I thought, “what a weird name for a drink!”. Who is Goombay, and what is being smashed? Well, turns out it doesn’t matter all that much because it’s the ingredients that steal the show!
Made with Kraken Rum (my absolute favorite spiced rum), coconut rum, orange juice and pineapple juice, this tropical concoction had my name written all over it. I knew I had to find the Goombay Smash Recipe! Kraken Rum, in case you’re not familiar with the stuff is 94 proof (you read that right!) and Kraken’s tagline is “Made from unique Caribbean black spiced rum. Dark as hell. Smooth as your descent into it.”. Um, yah, that’s a bit intense. But, I digress. I love me some Kraken, and considering that the ONLY way I’d ever enjoyed it was with diet coke for a simple rum and coke or in a pina colada, this was a welcome change!
I first tried the Goombay Smash on a short cruise onboard Navigator of the Seas. It’s served up at the three level Lime and Coconut Bar, where bright seating, awesome people watching, and views for days pair beautifully with tropical cocktails!
Mine was served in a cute little malibu bucket, which I’m kicking myself for not bringing home from that cruise. D’oh!
Regardless, I knew this was a cocktail I wanted to recreate, and when our community asked for it to be featured in our Cruise Cocktail series, I put on my mixologist hat and started experimenting with the Goombay Smash recipe. The Goombay Smash recipes I found online in NO way matched the ingredient list, so I was on my own.
Goombay Smash Recipe Tips
The only ingredient I didn’t have on hand was malibu coconut rum, so I used Kula toasted coconut rum, and the result was *chef’s kiss*, fabulous! Use whatever coconut rum you can find!
This recipe is SO easy. Just add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, shake shake, then strain over fresh ice in the glass of your choice.
The coconut milk (or cream) is totally optional, but adds a bit of a painkiller or pina colada vibe. It cuts the sweetness just a tad takes the “juicy” flavor of the Goombay Smash to a “tropical creamy” level. Try it both ways, and see what you prefer!
Goombay Smash Recipe
- ¾ oz Kraken Rum
- ¾ oz Coconut Rum (you can use Malibu, but I used Kula Toasted Coconut Rum)
- 1/2oz coconut cream
- 1oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- ice, garnish with orange or pineapple slice.
Shake & pour all ingredients into a logo cup or fun glass with lots of ice! Optional- add a float of Kraken if you like your tropical concoctions STRONG! You won’t regret it.