Food and Beverage Management

Themed Cocktails and Nice Idea for Halloween Bar Sales

Halloween is a festive time and a great opportunity to make your golf course bar a favorite haunt, especially if you can serve up a drink with a spooky backstory.  This type of marketing for your golf course is free and easy.

Sam’s Cocktail

from Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is a rum cocktail featuring fall flavors including cinnamon, maple syrup, and apple cider. The drink is inspired by the resort’s resident “Jumbie,” the Antiguan term for spirits of people who have become trapped in a state of limbo/purgatory. Legend has it that Jumbies remain near their grave sites until they have served enough time to earn a place in heaven, but they have a mischievous reputation and at night often slip into the psyches of human passersby—causing locals to avoid walking by graveyards after dark. At Jumby Bay, Sam Payne is a Jumby who likes to hang around the resort’s Estate House.

In honor of Sam, Jumby Bay is offering guests a special spiced rum cocktail to enjoy during the Halloween season.

And here’s his backstory from Jumby Bay:

There is an old graveyard on Jumby Bay Island that dates back to the slavery era and has been the source of so many Jumby sightings that  the island became  known as Jumby Bay Island.  In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Sam Payne was an overseer at the local sugar factory near Parham and he came to Jumby Bay Island from the mainland in 1922 to manage the island.  Sam must have been a fearsome fellow during his lifetime, because when he was laid out in his coffin in 1922, the people of Parham stuck pins in the soles of his feet to make sure he did not walk away from his grave. Soon after he was buried, however, several people on the island began to feel his presence.

Today, Sam  prefers to stay near the Estate House at Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort.  and is often seen or felt by guests or staff as they pass him on the stairs.   He is very strong and has thrown sleeping people out of their beds and across the room.  Just three years ago a bellman picked up two guests on his golf cart to take them to dinner.  Although, the guests were with the bellman at the start of their journey they disappeared en route.  This upset the bellman so much that he left the Island and has not been seen since. Apart from hotel guests there are many home owners who stay on Island for weeks at a time.  These people are particularly vulnerable because the Jumbies have enough time to enter the minds and bodies of their hosts. Apparently, this does not result in permanent harm but it does make homeowners behave very strangely.

Sam’s Cocktail

Spiced rum, with its notes of cloves, allspice, and vanilla, is complemented by comforting fall flavors of spicy cinnamon, sweet, rich maple syrup, and warming apple cider.


2 oz. spiced rum(English Harbour Antiguan Rum)

1⁄2 oz. maple syrup

1⁄4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a lime)

1⁄4 oz. apple cider

1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 stick cinnamon, for garnish

Instructions: In a shaker, add all the ingredients, except for cinnamon stick, along with 1⁄2 cup of ice, shake vigorously to dissolve ground cinnamon, and pour mixture along with ice into an old-fashioned glass to serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.