7 Nippitaty Alcoholic Fijian Beverages

rum ratu dark 1Fiji RumRatu DarkSavoury, Smoked Oak Aromas Give Way To Rich Sweetness Of Caramel, Vanilla And Tea Leaves With A Mouth-watering Liquorice Finish - 5 years old (minimum)Link
rum bati darkFiji RumDark BatiIntense Dried Fruit Aromas Finishing With Molasses And Charred Oak Flavour - 2 years oldLink
rum bati whiteFiji RumBati WhiteFresh Citrus Aroma With A Soft Vanilla Oak Taste - 2 years oldLink
rum bati whitechocFiji RumBati White ChocolateFijian White Rum With White Chocolate And Vanilla Oak Flavours That Create A Rich Yet Clean Finish - 2 years oldLink
rum bati bananaFiji RumBati BananaFijian White Rum With The Depth Of Creamy, Smooth Banana That Is Perfect For Tropical Cocktails - 2 years oldLink
rum bati coffeeFiji RumBati CoffeeFijian White Rum With Aromas Of Freshly Ground Coffee Beans And A Soft And Smooth Mocha Finish - 2 years oldLink
rum bati coconutFiji RumBati CoconutFijian White Rum With A Decadent Coconut Flavour That Is Perfect For Tropical Cocktails - 2 years oldLink
rum ratu spicedFiji RumRatu SpicedComplex Charred Oak And Citrus Aroma With A Rich Vanilla And Candied Orange Flavour, Combined With The Warmth Of Cinnamon And Star Anise - 5 years old (minimum)Link
rum ratu signatureFiji RumRatu SignatureAromas Of Zesty Orange, Dark Chocolate And Coffee, With A Velvet Mouth Feel Of Coconut And Spiced Oak Followed By A Lingering Fresh Citrus Flavour 8 years old (minimum)Link
rum bati spicedFiji RumBati SpicedA Subtle, Well Rounded Rum That Is Lightly Spiced With Warm Vanilla Overtones - 2 years oldLink
Vonu Pure LargerVonuPure LargerVonu Transforms Pure Fijian Water Into A Pure, Ultra Low Carb, Naturally Brewed Lager With A RefresLink
Upper Cut Larger Fiji BeveragesDog BeerUpper CutLargerLink
Hop Dog Pale Ale Fiji BeveragesDog BeerHop DogPale AleLink
Tribe Vodka Drink Fiji Raspberry FlavourTribe VodkaTribe Vodka RasberryVodkaLink
Tribe Vodka Drink Fiji Lime and Soda FlavourTribe VodkaTribe Fusion Vodka Lime & SodaVodkaLink
Tribe Vodka Drink Fiji Blue Lagoon FlavourTribe VodkaTribe Blue LagoonVodkaLink
Tribe Vodka Drink Fiji Lemon Soda FlavourTribe VodkaTribe Ice Vodka-lemon & SodaVodkaLink
Fiji Gold BeerFiji GoldLink
FIji BitterFiji BitterLink

Fiji Rum

Fiji Rum scaled

Rum has been a favorite of many sailors transversing across the great oceans for hundreds of years, Whilst you are navigating across the islands of Fiji on your own adventures, it is the perfect opportunity to savor the rich flavours of the handcrafted award-winning Fiji Rum. Formed from hand-cut sugar grown in Fiji’s rich and fertile volcanic soil, purist local waters, filtered through the coconut shells that dot the landscape, and matured in specialty selected ex-bourbon oak barrels in Fiji’s perfect tropical climate. The simple but complex addition will open you up to a new taste profile, deepening your connection to these islands. We have added a few bullet points below detailing how to impress your friends and family and taste like a Pro.

How to impress your friends and family when you first savor the delights of Fiji Rum

  1. Cleanse your palate with crackers. Don’t have coffee, chocolate, or spicy foods beforehand.
  2. The visual experience is a huge part, so select a clear glass (Wine Glass)
  3. Hold the glass up to a light source to examine the rum and then tip it. Older rum will have a darker ring where the liquid meets the glass.
  4. Watch the rum slide back down the glass when you straighten it. That’s called “legs.”  This shows how thick the rum is. (full-bodied rums have thinner “legs.”)
  5. Next, take a sniff and try to identify some of the rum’s aromas.
  6. The last step is to take a sip or to be more specific, multiple sips.


Describing Rum tasting to your friends

  1. First SIP – The first sip you take will be to overcome the shock of the alcohol on your tongue. When you’re ready, take a second sip and pay attention to the rum’s sweetness, bitterness, spiciness, and acidity.  Take a short pause
  2. Second SIPThis time you’re paying attention to whether the rum is smooth, light, or syrupy.
  3. Third SIP –  will be to note the aftertaste, how it tastes, and how long before it fades away.
  4. Then you’ll be able to describe to your friends exactly how it tastes, the viscosity, and strength.


Dog Beer

Dog Beer of FIji scaled
Dog Beer is Fiji’s newest, locally made and owned craft beer

Craft Beer is a beer that has been made by craft breweries, they normally produce smaller amounts, with a larger emphasis on enthusiasm and passion for the process with newer flavours and textures being released. Over the last few years, there have been several smaller companies scattered across the islands starting their own craft breweries. Dog Beer is Fiji’s Newest and very popular craft beer available on tap with Pale Ale and a Light Lager, they are slowly increasing their reach over the islands, so if you see the Dog logo staring out at you from the bar, be sure to give it a taste, this is a wonderfully light beer, to have in the evening with your friends.

3 Most Popular Beverages | Fiji Gold | Fiji Bitter | Vonu

Fiji Gold, Fiji Bitter and Vonu Pure Lager
Fiji Gold, Fiji Bitter, and Vonu Pure Lager

The three most popular beers in Fiji amongst the locals and tourists are Fiji Gold, Fiji Bitter, and the various flavours of the Vonu Range. They normally take prime positions at the resort bar sitting alongside the imported beers. They are considerably cheaper and definitely worth trying on your vacation. If you step outside the resort into one of the local supermarkets, you will notice whole walls of beer cartons covering from floor to ceiling-like breeze blocks.

If you acquire a taste for them on your trip, it might be worth considering buying them from the supermarket, you will occasionally see travelers hiring a local taxi, running in, and purchasing a few cases to save some money.

Booze Review Youtube StationFiji Gold, 8/10 | Fiji Bitter, 9/10 | Vonu 8/10

Tribe Vodka

Tribe Ice

Tribe is a convenient ready-to-drink vodka, served in a 355 ml bottle, the brand has seven assorted flavours Tribe Fusion, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Bourbon and Cola, Raspberry, Blue Lagoon. and Tribe Ice. A very popular drink amongst the locals, and lines the bar fridges with its multi-coloured array. If you fancy a casual bottle of vodka, with a meal or social drink you cannot go wrong with one of these, a nice complimentary beverage.  Promotional Video

Cocktails and Mocktails

Cocktails and Mocktails in Fiji transformed
A collection of brightly coloured cocktails and Mocktails

What is the difference between a Cocktail and Mocktail? 

Mocktails are specially crafted mixed drinks similar to cocktails but without liquor and other alcohol-based components. They usually include many of the same ingredients as cocktails on the menu — like freshly squeezed juice, infused syrups, shrubs, flavored sugars or salts, and more. (Allrecipes, 2023)

Fiji is renowned for its freshly squeezed natural fruits the main ingredients of the cocktails, and its teetotaller sibling Mocktails, with many resorts having their own signature concoctions, only served on their premises. There is nothing like having one of these drinks to start the evening, be sure to check out the bar menu and the accompanying restaurant’s drinks menu for the many different flavours and ingredients. They are simply Fiji in a Glass, natural, colourful, and will instantly put a smile on your face. You haven’t truly experienced Fiji until you have had a couple of these beautiful works of art.

Beer Coasters from the Past

Various Fiji Beer Coasters scaled

Vonu Beer on Ice

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