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You'll Never Believe What This Beach Bar Serves in Its Cocktails

June 9, 2014 at 5:56 PM | by | ()

We teased you last week with the above photo, snapped at one of the Caribbean's best beach bars, Da Conch Shack on Provo, Turks and Caicos. With its beautiful oceanfront setting, friendly waiters, and live music, you won't find a better place to catch a drink during happy hour.

What should you drink? Below, we dish on some of the island's favorite beverages:

Conch Knocker

What's that translucent, spaghetti-like thing at the bottom of my glass? That would be the conch's sex pistol, or penis, which is known as an aphrodisiac around these parts. Da Conch Shack makes a special rum shot recipe called a "Conch Knocker" that, when you ask, incorporates a sex pistol. Even if you don't need any more motivation in the bedroom, you'll immediately have a good answer to the infamous travel question, "What's the weirdest thing you've eaten?"

Bambarra Rum

The name of this local rum pays homage to a group of slaves who found a life of freedom at a place they named Bambarra Beach on Middle Caicos in 1841, marking an influx of African culture to an otherwise European settlement. The rum comes in a variety of styles, from breezy coconut to a 15-year limited edition blend. We recommend starting with the 2-year-old Gold and Silver rums. Try them over ice to take in the flavors, then feel free to add them to your favorite Caribbean cocktail.

Turk's Head Beer

Located right there on Provo, Turk's Head Brewery uses desalinated ocean water to make its beer, which comes in two styles, Lager and Amber. We preferred the Lager, as it seems to be the best fit for the climate, but definitely give the Amber a go after the sun goes down.

[Photos: Will McGough/The Rumelier/Will McGough/Irie Time]

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