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Old July 13th, 2007, 09:37 PM
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We thought this might be a good opportunity to bring liquor home as gifts for people. The gifts we will be brining home will be for a couple rum and coke fans and one smirnoff ice fan. We will be going to San Juan, St Martin and St Thomas.

What is your favorite liquor and how much did it cost?

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Old July 13th, 2007, 09:50 PM
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Try the Don Julio Reposado tequila in Cozumel, progreso, Calica or costa Maya ...
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Try the Mango Rum.

We use it in our Daquari's. Awesome!!!!

Enjoy and we look forward to your review in Dec/Jan. We are visiting those ports of calls in February.
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Funny, I really haven't had the desire to buy any and bring it home... :o
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Funny, I really haven't had the desire to buy any and bring it home... :o
lol me either had they not made such great gifts for others
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for something different try the Guavaberry Liqueor that you can only get in St. Maarten, it is strong on its own, but makes a great Colada.
FYI - you cannot carry-on liquor on the airplane, you must pack it really,really good in your suitcase
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for something different try the Guavaberry Liqueor that you can only get in St. Maarten, it is strong on its own, but makes a great Colada.
FYI - you cannot carry-on liquor on the airplane, you must pack it really,really good in your suitcase
Any good tips for packing it in the checked luggage?
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Try the Don Julio Reposado tequila in Cozumel, progreso, Calica or costa Maya ...
But they're not going to Mexico.
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bubble wrap is the best way to pack your liquor, or pack it really good in used t-shirts and cushion the bottom & sides of your suitcase
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Tortuga Rum. It is used in making their excellent Rum cakes.
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I purchase Amarula on the ship. This is similar to Baileys, but it is incredibly smooth.
Check it out by googling Amarula. The story of how this is made is very interesting.
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I purchase Amarula on the ship. This is similar to Baileys, but it is incredibly smooth.
Check it out by googling Amarula. The story of how this is made is very interesting.
Very interesting. And they sell this in the the E. Caribbean? Do you remember how much?
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Carnival will be running a special on it. They have on the cruises I have been on with them. They also may feature it during the free tasting event. I do not recall the price, but have not seen it at local stores. It is wonderful, and finishing a bottle is always a good excuse to go on another cruise. (Wait a few days after you finish the bottle to actually book the cruise.)
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Carnival will be running a special on it. They have on the cruises I have been on with them. They also may feature it during the free tasting event. I do not recall the price, but have not seen it at local stores. It is wonderful, and finishing a bottle is always a good excuse to go on another cruise. (Wait a few days after you finish the bottle to actually book the cruise.)
Thanks for the tip There is a free tasting event? When/where does it take place?
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Check your Capers, I believe that it is usually the first or second day at sea. Now, don't get too excited, this is not an "open" bar set up. They do usually have around twelve different items that you can sample.
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Check your Capers, I believe that it is usually the first or second day at sea. Now, don't get too excited, this is not an "open" bar set up. They do usually have around twelve different items that you can sample.
Oh I am not going to drink them. I will have someone else do that for me But this way I can put my BF up to it and know if they would be good for gifts or not
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Really enjoy Mango Rum. We use this in our Strawberry Daquri's

Can't wait for your review upon your return. We hit those ports on the Victory in February.

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Really enjoy Mango Rum. We use this in our Strawberry Daquri's

Can't wait for your review upon your return. We hit those ports on the Victory in February.

Safe sailing.
I will make sure to do a picture review. GoFishGriff did a great one from his trip on the Inspiration. I am going to try and copy the format. Carla
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I agree with the reverend...AMARULA. We were on the Grandeur last Sept. and enjoyed it at their tasting party. We bought (2) bottles to bring home. Not all of the states can sell it including our own Pennsylvania. We buy it, just over the Mason-Dixon line, in Maryland. It runs about $21. You must get on their web site. They do tell the history and also show multiple great recipes to try. We think that it is better than Baileys. We WERE Bailey fans and even named our poodle Bailey, but enjoy the Amarula much, much more.
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Not all of the states can sell it including our own Pennsylvania. We buy it, just over the Mason-Dixon line, in Maryland. It runs about $21. .
It was $21 on the boat or in the states? How big was the bottle?
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I like liquor that is harder to find in the US - Dutch Ponche de Creme is nice is frozen beveragesm Guavaberry, or Pyrat Rum
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I still have a bottle of banana flavour Rum Finzi I bought in Jamaica on Boxing day 1991. Haven't been tempted to open it (even though I said I would open it when I bought another bottle, which I did and gave away as a gift) in almost 17 years.....
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I second the vote for Guavaberry Liqueur in St Maarten. It's great for coladas. The store is right on the main street by the port. (And...they give samples!). For gifts, they have really nice painted bottles. Just pack em well in your laundry to cushion them in the luggage. Haven't had trouble yet doing it that way.
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I third the vote for Guavaberry from St. Martin. I am looking at one of the decorated bottles ( long empty ) now. By all means go by the original store on front street in Phillipsburg and check it out.
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Fourth vote for the Guavaberry Rum from St. Maarten...sadly, there was no way I could have packed anything else in my luggage and therefore didn't get to bring any back...

My other choice is the Mango Rum (any brand, Cruzan is my favorite...)

If your friends like dark/spiced rum, there is a Jamaican Rum, Appleton Estate, that is fabulous. They only started selling it in the US a couple of years ago (before that it was only available in the Caribbean, and even then hard to find outside of Jamaica) but you can get it much cheaper in the Caribbean.
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I love the Sheridan's that they sell on the boat! Its two bottles fused together of Vanilla liquer and Coffee Liquer and they layer when you pour it.

I made the mistake of not purchasing it last year only to find they don't sell it here in the US! Thankfully a friend bought a bottle for me when she went to Germany and then I purchased a bottle in the Frankfurt airport on the way home from a Missions trip to Prauge! O=)

I plan to get another bottle on my upcoming cruise as well! Gotta Stock up!
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ara0926,
Ahh, nothing like going on a "mission" trip and picking up a bottle of hootch.
We must be related, at least by religion.
I have a couple of bottles of Sheridan's myself. It always amazes my guests when they see the two mixing.
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Guavaberry for sure and also "white death" rum (151 proof) from Grenada.
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