Sipping a frozen drink, enjoying a summer sunset over the Lake... that sounds like Paradise!
Upon my arrival at Paradise, I met general manager Josh Vogt who was training new bartender Dustin on how to make several of Paradise’s specialty frozen drinks, and he invited me to sit with them and sample some of Dustin’s handiwork.
Maybe the most popular frozen drink for a summer day at Lake of the Ozarks is the rum runner. It's pictured above (left). But I wanted to try the wild-looking frozen drink Dustin slid across the bar: the “Jamaican Ten Speed”! It’s a combination of Malibu coconut rum, Hiram Walker Melon Liqueur, Banana Liqueur, fresh banana, coconut, and pineapple juice blended with ice. The Jamaican Ten Speed is similar to a piña colada, but the addition of the melon liqueur adds a little extra pizzazz to the ordinary classic.
And though the “Jamaican Ten Speed” was absolutely delicious, I got to taste another that I enjoyed even more. Paradise’s signature drink, “Nectar of the Gods,” is… well… like a peach party in your mouth! Made of white rum, Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps, and mango that’s blended with ice and drizzled with strawberry puree, its name does it perfect justice, because it definitely tastes like heaven.
Read more about my experience in Paradise, here.