Blue Turtle Gin Fiji

Blue Turtle Fiji Gin

The Distillery Co. Fiji is a new craft distillery in Fiji, based in Pacific Harbour. It currently sells gin and vodka. I'm partial to the Blue Turtle Gin. The botanicals are intensely aromatic. It's a pleasure to sip. I pour myself a finger, add ice and some fresh mint leaves, and enjoy the aroma and… Continue reading Blue Turtle Fiji Gin

Food, garden

Cocktail Time: Mojito

Mojitos are one of my favorite cocktails. They're refreshing and slightly sweet, with a hint of edge. Perfect for sipping on a lazy afternoon, or to wind down in the evening. I use fresh mint from our garden and tamp down on the mint leaves with a straw to release the oils, instead of the… Continue reading Cocktail Time: Mojito

Soursop rum cocktail

Soursop Rum Cocktail

Before we parted from the Tongans last weekend, they sent us off with a beautiful fruit basket that included a large soursop. Soursop is a tropical fruit that I first encountered when we lived in Jamaica. Here, in Fiji, this is the first time that I've eaten the actual fruit. It's juicy and sweet, with… Continue reading Soursop Rum Cocktail

white rum cocktail

White Rum Cocktail

We have a citrus tree in our yard that grows a fruit the Fijians call moli (pronouned MOH-lee). It looks like a lime. I made a cocktail with it using white rum. Ingredients: 1 finger of white rum 1/2 lime 1 tsp. sugar 4 dashes of aromatic bitters ice cubes to fill a cocktail glass


Drink This Beer: Lion Stout

We found the Sri Lankan Lion Stout last weekend at our local supermarket, and I'm thrilled that this beer has made its way into Fiji. The beer here tends to be low alcohol. My guess is that's the case because the government frowns upon heavy drinking. There is a heavy sin tax on hard liquor.… Continue reading Drink This Beer: Lion Stout