Guavaberry Emporium (Photo credit: flickr user goodcop)Located on Front Street, Philipsburg is the Guavaberry Emporium where the "Legendary Island Folk Liqueur" of St. Maarten is made. Guavaberry liqueur is made from a locally grown wild berry found in the central hills. The Guavaberry brand has become an essential part of the island's culture and it is there at the Emporium that the island's Guavaberry Colada cocktail was invented. Next time you're in Philipsburg, stop by the Emporium for a free tasting of this delicious cocktail.
Guavaberry Colada (adapted from www.guavaberry.com)
2 oz Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur
1 oz Cream of Coconut
3 oz Crushed Pineapple
1 Pineapple slice or chunk
Dash fresh nutmeg
Put ice in blender, then add Sint Maarten Guavaberry Liqueur, Cream of Coconut, and crushed Pineapple. Blend well. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with pineapple slice, toasted coconut and fresh nutmeg.
Apart from cocktails, this versatile liqueur is also a great marinade for seafood, and meats like chicken and beef.