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Make Waves as Sandals Resorts’ Caribbean Cocktail Critic

Sandals opens search for a cocktail connoisseur to critique new poolside beverages - trading office views for poolside hues

Shaking up an exclusive opportunity to sip, savor, and certify cocktails for its new Poolside Sippers menu, Sandals® Resorts is now accepting entries for the exclusive role of Caribbean Cocktail Critic.

As part of an exciting pilot program, a discerning cocktail connoisseur, and their plus one, will travel to Sandals’ newest Jamaican resort, Sandals Dunn’s River, to closely collaborate with a team of expert mixologists to test and refine a selection of libations – from Island Punches to Skinny Cocktails and beyond.

Experimenting with natural and local ingredients such as sorrel, soursop and coco water – and even a scotch bonnet or two! – Sandals’ Caribbean Cocktail Critic will flame, flare and frost Sandals’ cocktail creations. The successful applicant will participate in a bespoke and interactive cocktail tasting experience, covering classic and innovative sips alike, ultimately shaping the final menu prior to its rollout across the brand’s portfolio of adults-only, all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.

The Caribbean Cocktail Critic will report to Sandals Dunn’s River with accommodations in a Tufa Terrace Skypool Suite – complete with 24-hour butler service and an infinity edge pool spanning the length of the suite’s balcony for unobstructed workplace views. A brisk, sunshine-filled stroll from the pool bar, the Caribbean Cocktail Critic can look forward to a minute commute lasting a mere five minutes – and yes, it can be done in sandals!

Punch is a quintessentially Caribbean tradition enjoyed under the sun since as far back as the 1600s, beloved for its refreshing island flavors like coconut, pineapple and even nutmeg for a hint of spice,” said Ricky DuQuesnay, Corporate Director, Food & Beverage, at Sandals Resorts.

“Sandals’ new Poolside Sippers offer an elevated interpretation of these coveted classics – from the Jamaican Planter’s Punch to the Bahamian Goombay Smash – complemented by a selection of Skinny and Zero Proof cocktails and even spirits in their simplest form, mixed with coco water. The final garnish is simply asking the guest – inspiring our search for a Caribbean Cocktail Critic.”

Requirements & Desired Skills Include:

  • A willingness to fully immerse in Jamaica’s quintessentially Caribbean culture, Sandals style, in Ocho Rios
  • An eager teamplayer who can collaborate closely with Sandals’ expert mixologists
  • A fondness of Jamaican Rum, but willing to try new spirits and flavor profiles
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ to bring about tantalizing cocktail creations
  • Thrives when working in a tropical setting
  • Owns a pair of swim shorts or swimsuit and, of course, sandals (NB: Recommended uniform for optimum comfort)

The Package:

  • A 5-night all-inclusive stay for two at Sandals Dunn’s River, Jamaica, including:
    • Luxurious, beachfront accommodations in a Tufa Terrace One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite – complete with your own dedicated butler, an in-room bar stocked with unlimited premium liquors; cocktail-making kit
    • Roundtrip airport transfers
    • Meals at fine restaurants
    • Entertainment day & night
    • Land & water sports
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Exclusive ‘Cocktail Flight’ tasting experience
  • Roundtrip tickets to paradise with airfare for two persons

Serious Candidates Are Encouraged to Apply:

Applications are open through 11:59pm EST on June 5, 2024.