Launch of a new cocktail menu at the city’s Caribbean restaurant

A downtown Caribbean restaurant offers a “taste of sunshine” with its new menu of tropical cocktails.

Turtle Bay at Norwich Lanes gives classic Caribbean cocktails its own unique twist as well as a range of rum-infused beers.

Norwich Evening News: Turtle Bay is in Norwich LanesTurtle Bay is located in Norwich Lanes (Image: Matthew Usher)

The new selection launched on September 12 and will be available during the fall months.

Recipes include a Dessert Island cocktail, which uses dark rum, Tia Maria, coffee, and salted caramel sauce to create an espresso martini-style drink.

Norwich Evening News: The Dessert Island cocktail, which uses dark rum, Tia Maria, coffee and salted caramel sauce to create an espresso martini-style drinkThe Dessert Island cocktail, which uses dark rum, Tia Maria, coffee, and salted caramel sauce to create an espresso martini-style drink (Image: Turtle Bay)

Another option is Tobago Tea, which is a version of a classic long island iced tea but with tropical fruit juices rather than cola.

Those looking for a new experience can try the recently launched Steel Bottom Beers, a rum and beer cocktail inspired by one of Jamaica’s most iconic drinks.

Norwich Evening News: Tobago tea at Turtle BayTobago tea at Turtle Bay (Image: Turtle Bay)

A shot of rum is added to the bottom of the glass, creating a “supercharged” Red Stripe beer that is combined with other flavors like ginger beer and bitters.

Michael M. Tomlin