Happy Hour Special: Carnival’s Bite of the Iguana

November 7, 2011 | By | 28 Comments

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes from different cruise lines for you to imbibe at your leisure. For our first installment, we have a recipe for Carnival‘s Bite of the Iguana, a featured cocktail at the line’s new Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, which debuted aboard Carnival Liberty in October. Blue Iguana is a product of Carnival’s recently announced Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades and features an assortment of tequila-based cocktails and Mexican beers. Bite of the Iguana is a refreshing combo of tequila, vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, lemonade and Sprite, served in a generous 16-ounce portion. Bonus: no fancy equipment required — just combine five of the six ingredients with ice, give ’em a good shake and top with Sprite.
Click here to download a PDF version of the recipe.
Now this ought to get your week off to a good start! Be sure to check back tomorrow at 5 p.m. EST for a recipe from Norwegian Cruise Line.
What’s your favorite drink to enjoy on the pool deck? Tell us in the comments below — by November 7 at 6:11 p.m. EST — for your chance to win a Carnival Magic shot glass.
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    28 Responses to “Happy Hour Special: Carnival’s Bite of the Iguana”

    1. Amanda
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm


    2. LAURIE Hopper
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

      I loved the Beverly Hills Iced Tea on the Golden Princess!!

    3. Jackie Aday
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

      Nothing beats a Margarita – on the rocks!

    4. Stan F
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

      My Fav is a combo of peach schnapps and pineapple juice.. Good stuff

    5. Thelma Villanueva
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

      Since I’ve only travelled on Carnival, my favorite drink that I enjoy on the pool deck is the Carnival Funship. It’s a nice, refreshing drink.

    6. Sue Jeffrey
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

      My favorite is a morning Bloody Mary!

    7. Lissa
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

      Nothing says ‘I’m on a cruise’ like the Funship special to me!!

    8. Diane
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

      Long Island Iced Tea or a Margarita-But I would love to try the Bite of the Iguana!

    9. Elizabeth Gwin
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

      I enjoy water from my Carnival thermal glass. Being on the ship is enough!!!

    10. Tracy
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

      Classic Mojito! Nothing says sun and fun like it!

    11. Debbi
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

      Always the first drink of the cruise, the Funship Special!

    12. Elizabeth Gwin
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

      Being on the ship is enough! I enjoy water from my Carnival thermal glass.

    13. Jessica
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

      Pina Colada!!

    14. Diane
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

      A Margarita or Long Island Iced Tea-but I would love to try Bite of the Iguana.

    15. Marilyn Walsh
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

      Love a Margarita no matter where I am…that is my go to drink that not many can mess up…!

    16. Brenda Crabtree
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

      ginger mojito

    17. Sharon
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

      My favorite drink is a drink that I created on the Carnival to win the Mixology contest. It is OJ, Cranberry, and Pineapple Rum!! YUMMY!

    18. Karen
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

      Coffee & Baileys to keep me mellow, oh heck what am I thinking….a Margarita on the rocks!

    19. K R
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

      dark rum, cranberry juice, lounge chair…

    20. Ann Marie
      November 7th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

      Miami Vice!!!!

    21. Mike
      November 7th, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

      For me it has to be a Dr.No with Gray Goose Vodka

    22. Cruise Critic
      November 7th, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

      Tracy … you’ve been chosen as the winner. Tracy said, “Classic Mojito! Nothing says sun and fun like it!”

    23. KIM CRUDO
      November 7th, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

      Long Island Ice Tea~

    24. Debbie Frankhouse
      November 9th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

      My favorite by the pool drink is a “Miami Vice” Yummy, Yumm Yumm Yumm

    25. Phil Hale
      November 9th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

      Had to invent this one when diagnosed type 2
      The Diabetic Mojito
      Diet Sprite

    26. michele moore
      November 24th, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

      I made some of the Iguana drink the other day and may make more tomorrow. The first ones strong but the next 2 go down good. You better watch it with this one!

    27. Tomi
      March 25th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

      I would like recipes for all the Blue Iguana Tequlia Bar drinks and the Red Frog Rum Bar just sailed a few weeks ago on the Liberty love it my bartender Luis was the best at the Blue Iguana miss him a lot. Is there a book to be bought or is it a ship only thing? We loved the Twilight Zone too!
      Let me know? Thanks Tomi

    28. Kelli
      October 17th, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

      Can’t beat a Margarita

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