Carnival Cruise Line is offering a glimpse at some special Miami-inspired cocktails that were created just for its new ship Carnival Celebration.
The vessel’s debut this fall will continue to mark Carnival’s 50th birthday in PortMiami, where its Fun Ships first started sailing. It’s fitting, then, that the ship will carry themes of Miami not only through its architectural details, but also in its food and beverage offerings.
Bar 820 will feature several Miami-inspired tropical martinis and other drinks that will infuse an essence of southern Florida throughout each voyage, and represent a mixture of local partnerships on board.
“Miami is a rich source of inspiration for drinks, and we tapped into the city’s flavors well with what we’ve developed for Bar 820. Many of the drinks we’ll serve on this ship are the product of collaboration with brilliant partners that share our hometown and our love of fun,” said Edward Allen, Carnival’s vice president of beverage operations.
Carnival Cruise Line’s beverage team created special martinis in tribute to the line’s Miami roots, and unveiled them for the first time at Tropical Distillers near downtown Miami.
Tropical Distillers’ new distillery is set for a debut of its own this fall, and will provide an important component — JF Haden’s Mango Liqueur — for one of the ship’s new cocktails, Mango 305.
Carnival also worked with local partners Magic City Garnish and Filthy Foods to source the garnishes that will adorn each cocktail. Additionally, the cruise line’s brew team worked with M.I.A. Beer Company on a collaborative beer and the brewery’s Miami Weiss beer.
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At Tropical Distiller’s new storefront this week, Carnival’s beverage team introduced the Mango 305 and two of its other new cocktails — the Flamingo and the Key Lime Pie — and shared these recipes:
- .5 oz JF Haden’s Mango Liqueur
- .5 oz Reàl mango puree
- 1.5 oz Orange Juice
- .5 oz Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz Flor de Cana 4 year
- Dehydrated Mango Chip Garnish
- 1 oz Reàl Guava Puree
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1.75 oz Bacardi Superior
- Dehydrated Lime Wheel Garnish
Key Lime Pie
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz Monin Key Lime Pie Syrup
- .5 oz Madagascar Vanilla Syrup
- 2 oz Bacardi Superior
- Lime Wheel Garnish
The instructions are the same for all three cocktails:
- Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously
- Double strain into a chilled martini glass
- Add garnish
Additional beverages will be revealed when Carnival Celebration heads to Miami this fall. The new ship will join sister Mardi Gras as Carnival’s second Excel-class vessel, offering year-round seven-night Caribbean sailings starting on November 21.
The revealing of these cocktails comes just a day after Carnival announced that it is now offering its own hard seltzers across the fleet.