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After one sip you’ll be dodging cannon ball fire.

They say every drink has a story. This one is no different. How many of you know the story behind the Jimmy Buffett song, Jamaica Mistaica?

In January 1996 Buffett’s Grumman HU-16 airplane nicknamed “Hemisphere Dancer” was shot at by Jamaican police who believed the craft to be smuggling marijuana. The aircraft sustained minimal damage. On board the plane with Buffett were U2’s Bono, and Island Records producer Chris Blackwell, and co-pilot Bill Dindy. The Jamaican government acknowledged the mistake and apologized to Buffett who penned the song “Jamaica Mistaica” for his Banana Wind album based on the experience. The plane from the incident is now at Orlando City Walk’s Margaritaville.

Jamaica Mistaica Drink Recipe

  • 2 jiggers Jamaican Rum
  • 1 jigger Grenadine
  • 3 dashes Maraschino
  • 3 dashes Curacao

Fill shaker with ice. Add ingredients. Stir and strain into glass. Raise glass and toast.

This little island cocktail is sure to pack a punch, but not nearly as much as the Jamaican military. Lay off the rum mon!



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