3 Years of Travel Celebrated with a Banana-Pineapple Daiquiri

by James Stevenson

Beautiful Booze started back in 2013 in Seattle, however, in October 2015 we packed up everything and went full nomadic with the company. Our adventure has taken us across to 24 countries, covering 200,000 miles traveling via 95 planes, 141 trains, 19 rental cars, and 43 buses. It has been a whirlwind, and along the way, we have visited some amazing bars, seen some of the worlds greatest wonders, and most importantly, met the most amazing people.

3 Years Down Around the Globe

We are always asked how it is that we are able to get all these companies to fly us around the globe, and the answer is simple, WE DON’T. We have re-invested every cent that this company has made in the past 3 years into our adventures and experiences that we share with our loving audience and digital friends. Yes, we have been fortunate to have a few brands help us from time to time, however, this would account for approximately 3-5% of the travel that we have done.

Ice Trekking in Patagonia

It’s hard to create a cocktail that says all of this, but we gave it a shot. Firstly, we started with a classic cocktail that we have tasted in most places, the Daiquiri. It’s Natalie’s go-to and when we visit a different country she is always asking the bartender to shake up a regional version, using ingredients that would be unique to the area; they’re pretty much always delicious.

Sipping Cognac in Cognac

From there we found products that reminded us of different places we have visited, we have spent a lot of time in France for many reasons and were able to incorporate that into this cocktail with the use of Plantation Pineapple and Monin. The Plantation Pineapple takes us back to Cognac, where we visited the Plantation aging warehouse and the Monin doubles as our US connection as although it is a French product we were fortunate to visit their factory in Florida to check out the full process.

Sake out of a vending machine in Tokyo, Japan

The rum also doubles as a connection to the Caribbean, which I’m really missing right now and would rather be sitting on the beach in the sun than hiding in the café in Waynesville escaping the freezing temperatures outside. Lime is a necessary ingredient in a Daiquiri, and I have always loved the effect pineapple gives to cocktails as well as the delicious flavor it contributes.

Enjoying Champagne in Champagne



  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

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