Grand Cayman’s Coolest Cocktail

On the northern tip of Grand Cayman, the Wreck Bar at Rum Point is the mecca for thirsty cruise-ship day-trippers (and on Sundays, a local boating crowd) in search of surf, sand and slurps. IMG_0253

It’s also the home of the Mudslide, the signature libation that many claim was invented right here back in the 1970s.

IMG_0260_2The Wreck Bar serves up as many as 400 of the creamy vodka-based concoctions a day. And while other watering holes on the island may serve versions blasphemously blended with ice cream (the horror!), this is the only place where you can sip the unadulterated, nothing-but-liquor original.


Want to get muddy at home? The recipe couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Blend equal parts vodka (The Wreck Bar recommends Absolut), Kahula and Bailey’s Irish Cream with crushed ice.
  2. Pour into a tumbler, and top with a cherry and dash of cinnamon
  3. For an extra kick, drizzle half an ounce of Kahlua into the straw