“Woman on the Rocks” – Our Signature Cocktail!

Written by: Chrissann


So much of island life revolves around drinking. Actually… scratch that. I think it’s closer in accuracy to say that drinking is more of an ubiquitous activity down here, as much a part of the scenery as the sand and sea. No matter what you’re up to, there’s usually cocktails involved. It’s like a drunken adult version of Green Eggs and Ham – “I can drink drinks on a boat, while I float! In the car, and at the bar! After work – hell, during work!”

Anywhere else in the world, all of this imbibing would likely have a stigma attached to it. Screwdrivers before noon on a Tuesday and suddenly you’re the neighborhood alcoholic. But for the most part, I find that my fellow islanders handle and manage their alcohol intake a bit more responsibly than those who consume it less frequently (all you have to do is people-watch the tourists at the bar – it’s often like teenagers left alone with their parent’s liquor cabinet). Of course, there are certainly exceptions to this rule but for me, I see this free-spirited, minimal judgment approach to alcohol as a major win for island life.

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So in true island woman fashion, we decided we were in need of a signature cocktail for our community of rock-dwelling lady folk. And since I’m more of a make-it-up-as-I-go kind of cook, I thought it best to collaborate with my fellow woman on a rock and cooking/recipe guru, Ice from Foolproof Living (You may also remember her from her invaluable contribution to this site, You Can Cook Here – 9 Island Ingredient Issues Solved!).

We wanted to create something light and refreshing, perfect for the sweltering days of summer which are almost upon us. We melded the crisp flavors of Hendrick’s gin, honeydew melon, cucumbers, and lime… seriously, it may as well be a health drink.

Head on over to Foolproof Living for the full recipe and let us know what you think.


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About Chrissann Nickel

Chrissann’s home rock in the British Virgin Islands, against all logic, feels bigger to her than it actually is. Though after spending five years on a teensy one acre island, the current 13-mile long rock she’s residing on now IS ginormous, at least by comparison. As with everything in the Caribbean, it’s all about perspective.

Once upon a time she used to care about things like matching her purse to her pumps, but these days, she’s a card-carrying member of the Barefoot Nation. She is utterly enchanted with vinyasa yoga, especially when practiced on somewhat precarious, deliciously Instagram-able surfaces (she's @WomanOnARock) such as paddleboards, boats, cliffs, or even the occasional willing friend’s body. She vehemently believes that toucans are the best animals ever (period.) and there is no convincing her otherwise (though imperious roadside goats come in as a close second).

As the Editor in Chief of this site, she spends a lot of her time working from home all by her lonesome writing, editing, and cultivating content designed to make her fellow islanders laugh. Besides her writerly pursuits, she moonlights as a yoga instructor, and attributes at least a smidge of her insanity to the amount of time she spends talking to drunk people. If you’re somehow still reading this and feel inclined to find out more about this “Chrissann” of which we speak, you can also take a gander at her eponymous personal website, www.chrissannnickel.com




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9 thoughts on ““Woman on the Rocks” – Our Signature Cocktail!

  1. This sounds amazing! You had me at Hendricks! I hope I can find a decent honeydew to try it this weekend.
    Love WWLOR!

    • Definitely, Chantelle – it’s for island women everywhere! Let us know what you think, hopefully you can find a melon somewhere on your rock – good luck with that 😉

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