Newton Marshall

I’m pretty sure that there are very few Jamaicans, at home or in the wider diaspora, still unaware of the amazing Newton Marshall’s running of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Newton and his team have been slogging on with (I’m going to say it) dogged determination and have now passed the half-way point of “The Last Great Race.”

Last October, when the Jamaica Dogsled Team was doing some serious fundraisers, I developed a few special cocktails and sent them on to the Team. I understand they were served at at least one function. I started with the idea that the drink should mix Jamaican and Canadian liquors and went from there. I tried different variations to find the best mixture but husband and friends pronounced them all good.

With Newton on the home stretch I think the time is right for us all to mix a drink and cheer him on. So here they are, mix your favourite and have a sip while you’re “Rootin’ for Newton!”

coconut cocktail

Mush Mon

1 oz Canadian Vodka
1 oz Appleton White Rum
½ oz Coconut Rum
1 Tbsp Sugar Syrup
2 oz Coconut Cream
Blend with crushed ice and serve in a Margarita glass garnished with coconut flakes.

Yellow Snow

1 oz Canadian Vodka
1 oz Appleton Gold
1 oz Crushed Pineapple
2 oz Coconut Rum Cream
Blend with crushed ice and serve in a Margarita glass garnished with pineapple wedges.

Danny’s Dream

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Appleton Gold
4 oz Coconut Cream
Mix together and serve over ice.

While you’re sipping read about how the team got started and bookmark the webcam at the finish line.

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For daily updates visit: Jamaica-Allspice.com

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