‘Tis the season for a full house and hosting a dinner party or four. We know it’s going to be a bit hectic so we’ve sorted your drinks. They’ll keep everyone happy – including the fussy guest and the kids.

Whether hosting or attending, you can impress everyone with something homemade. Here are our top five must-have Caribbean drinks.


1. Caribbean Rum Punch

Dinner party drinks | Caribbean Rum punch

First of all you need this because it’s simply a must at a dinner party! If you’ve got a sweet tooth but like a drink that packs a punch (forgive me), then this is a no brainer. It’s sweet, fruity and literally transports you to the Caribbean. Winner.

Get the recipe for Caribbean Rum Punch


2. Guinness Punch

Dinner party drinks | Guinness punch

Either you love it or you hate it. We love it! Mixing the bitterness of Guinness with the sweetness of Condensed Milk and Nurishment, Guinness Punch is the cream of the crop. It’s rich, wholesome and very filling.

Watch how we make Guinness Punch

3. Jamaican Ginger Beer (with or without alcohol)

Dinner party drinks | Jamaican Ginger Beer

Jamaican Ginger Beer on the rocks is the ideal drink – kids love it too. Warning: if you’re serving very spicy food, drinking Jamaican Ginger Beer will only add to the burn. Think you can handle it? Go on, we dare you.

Get the recipe for Jamaican Ginger Beer


4. Mango and Banana smoothie

Dinner party drinks | Mango and Banana smoothie

So, Smoothies aren’t for everyone but this Mango and Banana smoothie will go down well with the kids. It’s sweet, creamy and very filling – it can even count as dessert for the non-dessert eaters.

Get the recipe for Mango and Banana smoothie


5. Caribbean Sorrel

Dinner party drinks | Caribbean Sorrel

Finally, Caribbean Sorrel is absolutely the drink you need to try. It has a very distinctive flavour and is perfect on the rocks. It contains rum and ginger so you know what that means…fire! You’ll love it, though.

Get the recipe for Caribbean Sorrel


Have you got any favourite homemade drinks? Let us know.