The Dirty Barbados Cocktail, created by Chef James Wayman of the Oyster Club, Mystic, CT is an amazing twist on the classic Daiquiri with The Real McCoy 5 year old rum.

The Real McCoy’s Rum is based on the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer rum runner of Prohibition. He was the first to fill a boat with alcohol in the Caribbean in January 1920, becoming a floating liquor store three miles off the New York coast, just in international waters.


While most rum-runners would cut their booze with anything to turn a bigger profit, Bill McCoy’s quality spirits became legendary as The Real McCoy.

Back To The Dirty Barbados Cocktail

  • 2oz (60ml) The Real McCoy 5 Year Rum
  • 1oz (30ml) Ginger Syrup
  • 1oz (30ml) Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt

Shake hard with ice and pour over fresh cubed ice in a rocks or old fashioned glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and sea salt. 

Our thoughts on the Dirty Barbados Cocktail

I’ve been a fan of salt in cocktails for a few years now, and its not surprising that a chef creating cocktails would have the same opinion. Salt is amazing at enhancing other flavours and really shines here.

This drink also has all the elements of a Dark & Stormy (apart from a different rum of course!) with Rum, Ginger, lime and bitters, just arranged differently. It’s a great drink that we’d be delighted to be sipping outside the Foursquare distillery in Barbados!

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