I'm going to be honest, this drink list is heavily stacked towards the Marriott. Not because I stayed there (I didn't) but because they have such a solid cocktail program. So go and enjoy!
Piña colada or Strawberry Daiquiri (at Veranda)
I'm not typically one for sweet fruity drinks but when you are on the beach a fruity rum drink just seems right. And at Veranda they make it up fresh and tasty. Then go and enjoy it on the beach because that's always the dream.
Prohibition (at Anchor & Den)
Served in a "hidden" cup and one of the best bourbon based drinks on the island. This drink has a subtle fruitiness (from apricot jam) but is still crisp and refreshing. Definitely worth a try!
Monkey Food (at Anchor & Den)
I was so impressed by this drink. It is made from banana rum, coconut rum and pineapple juice. It is sweet but not overpoweringly so as there is no added sweetness. And as someone who is always skeptical of sweet drinks (or anything with a rum base) I was super pleasantly surprised.
Mud Slide (at somewhere better than where I went)
This wouldn't be a very good cocktail list if I didn't include the Mud Slide...after all, it's all kinds of famous in the Grand Cayman. Unfortunately the one I had was terrible (plus it isn't my style drink) but do your research and get yourself a really good one :)
Tortuga Rum (at the Tortuga Rum Distillery)
They have just started making Tortuga Rum on the island and you can find the little distillery in the shopping center called "Seven Mile Shops" about a block down from Margaritaville. The distiller is super nice and will be happy to chat it up with you if you catch him during a distillation. Even if you don't catch them during a distillation you can get some rum samples in the attached liquor store. Enjoy!
Cayman Spirits Seven Fathoms Rum (at Cayman Spirits Distillery)
These guys were the first distillers on the island and know how to bring the party. From the moment you walk into the distillery tastes are flowing freely and the music is poppin'. Their Seven Fathoms Rum is unique in that it is aged underwater in a bourbon barrel just off of the north coast of the island. It's a fun story and an interesting rum for sure. Don't miss this party while you're on the island!
Do you know of other cocktails that shouldn't be missed in Grand Cayman? Let me know in the comments section!