Get Bitten By The Nipper – Nipper Juice Cocktail Recipe


After one sip, you’ll be building sand castles on the beach with Wilson.

Show of hands, how many of you want to be in the Bahamas right now? Ok, hands down, I can’t see you remember. I’ll take a salty guess and say about 99% of you had your hands raised skywards. That other 1% must either be somewhere in the islands already or have scurvy.

The Abacos Islands in the Bahamas are a boaters dream, gin clear water, hundreds of islands for exploring and some really great beach bars. One of those Bahamian beach bars goes by the name of Nippers. Sitting on a cliff-like sand dune on Great Guana Cay, Nippers is one of the most well known beachside watering holes in the Bahamas. Live music, a pool and a lot of fun loving beach bums; Nippers has earned its spot as a Bahamian hot spot. And as with other well known beach bars, it has a famous drink to go with it. Let me introduce you to the infamous Nipper Juice.

nippers beach bar

A combination of fruit juices, rum and sunshine; Nipper Juice will have you dancing on the decks and cannon balling into the pool in no time. Sunshine as an ingredient? You caught that huh. Yeah, I had to make it up. The actual Nipper Juice recipe is secret. I hate that! Sure I respect the original drink creation and understand the owners don’t want it copied, but as a blogger I’m all about sharing, and when I can’t share the best information with you Castaways it annoys me.

So after a little rum research, here is the closest recipe I could find that best replicates the Nipper Juice.

Nipper Juice Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 parts rum
  • 2 parts Pineapple Juice
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Splash of Nassau Royal liquor (hint of vanilla)

Mixing Instructions: In mixing glass with ice, combine Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Light Rum and Cranberry Juice. Mix. Add splash of dark rum. Raise glass and toast.

You can also get the Nipper Juice frozen. Obviously just toss all the ingredients into a blender and with ice.

If you’ve been to Nippers Beach bar on Great Guana I would love to hear your stories. At least the ones you CAN tell. I know that place can get pretty wild.

Cheers to another infamous boat drink.

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By |2016-12-31T11:58:04+00:00February 1st, 2012|Abaco, Boat Drinks, The Bahamas|6 Comments

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  1. Ruth Ann February 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    You had us at rum and pinapple juice, but the splash of Nassau Royal at the end…sent us into a tail spin for a liqour store run! Sounds absolutely amazing and can’t wait to share it with the crew this summer.

    Cheers Ryan!

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    RumShopRyan February 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for the comment Ruth Ann! I have fond memories of Nassau Royal. Couple years ago at the NSR Beach Bash I was drink it on ice with just a splash of coke. Rough night!

  3. Jason September 21, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Have been going to the Abaco’s for as long as I can remember and just spent a week on Guana this past June. Going to try this recipe this weekend and see how close you got it. Do they use a flavored rum or just plain light rum? I am thinking flaovored. Anywho, thanks for the info.

  4. Abaco Addict February 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I’ll have to try this recipe, but if you go to Nippers and order the Frozen Nipper (which I always do), beware! They don’t blend the ingredients and then mix with ice in a blender. They use a “slushy” machine that actually freezes the drink into the icy granules, so there’s no watering-down of the alcohol from the ice. It is sweet and addictive, but pace yourself. More than 3 of those over a couple hours can put you down after a very fun few hours of partying.

  5. Michele Seib August 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Mmmm…I Will Try this frozen in My Vitamix blender! Thank You So Much For Sharing! I’m Going To Abaco Next Week For The First Time. 🙂

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    RumShopRyan August 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Have a great time Michele, you’ll love it in the Abacos! Cheers!

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