Jamaica is synonymous with Red Stripe, the quintessential crisp lager. Jamaicans also love stout, perhaps a surprising choice for the tropics. Guinness is popular here, though Adam Schop prefers locally brewed Dragon Stout, from the producers of Red Stripe.
2. Ginger Beer
“The Jamaican-made ones use cane sugar, not corn syrup, so they have a clean, natural flavor,” Schop says.
Overproof white rums like Wray & Nephew are often mixed with Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda. Explains Schop, “Local rum definitely has a, shall we say, ‘robust’ flavor, so that’s a great way to drink it.”