My Sweet Quarantine

I made a new frozen cocktail and I named it My Sweet Quarantine. Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 whole sweet white nectarine (without the core)
  • 4 cubes sweet papaya
  • 3 oz Jamaican rum (Appleton)
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 2 tsp coconut yogurt (Liberté’s Philippine Coconut Organic Whole Milk Yogurt)

Combine ingredients with ice in a blender and mix. Pour into a highball glass and enjoy!

My Sweet Quarantine is my take on inspired by Hummingbird. I switched up the fruits, but the rum and the coffee liqueur remains the same. Somehow the sweet white nectarine blends so well with the sweet papaya.

The first time I had a Hummingbird on our honeymoon in Jamaica, it was so delightful that I had to have at least one glass every day for a week at the resort. I ordered it from the same bartender everyday. After he made the blend, he scooped up a tiny bit with a spoon, spread it on his palm, and licked it to make sure it tasted as he expected. In retrospect, it had to be one of the best weeks of my life. The food, the drink, the beach, and the love. Everything was so fresh, so new, and so peaceful.