Sunshine’s Killer Bee Recipe – Nevis Beach Bar

July 22, 2006

Sunshine's Killer Bee Recipe

Have A Killer Bee Rum Punch on Pinney’s Beach

Sunshine’s Beach Bar
Pinney’s Beach
Nevis, West Indies

I can’t begin to guess how many times I have been asked for the famous…or infamous Sunshine’s Killer Bee Recipe.  While this is not exact, it is damn close…after a few you won’t notice anyway :)  It is not a Nevis vacation without one of these.


Rum = 1/3 overproof (151º or higher) and 2/3 “normal” rum (NOT SPICED)
Passion Fruit juice (Don’t use the crap with apple or grape juice!)


Mix ahead of time:
1/3 rum mixture (above)
1/3 Passion Fruit juice (above)
1/3 club soda
honey to taste
lime juice Fresh squeezed of course

At time of serving, add:
bitters to taste (Angostura bitters) can be found in grocery store.
nutmeg to taste (Fresh is BEST)

Watch out these pack a punch!


Category: Nevis Recipes

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  1. Gregg says:

    I did a windjammer cruise about five years ago. One of the stops was Nevis during which we went straight to sunshine’s beach bar for the killer bees. It was one of the most memorable experiences of the entire week and when I return there some day I will make a beeline for sunshine’s again!

  2. Nevis1 says:

    Let’s Face It…The Killer Bee is nothing more than a tourist drink. Ever see any Nevisians drinking it? I will take my Hammonds at Vic’s Rum Shack anyday. Nuff Said, Respect

  3. joe says:

    Let’s face it, a Killer Bee is nothing more than a tripical drink if you’re not sipping it at Sunshine’s Bar. It never tastes the same

  4. Todd says:

    I think the rum punches at the Nevis botanical gardens restaurant are the best. Does anyone have that recipe?

  5. Anonymous says:

    i love the killerbee in nevis got to get back just for tat

  6. Nevis1 says:

    No I did not…it is at the bottom, however I did add a photo to the post 🙂

  7. lysa says:

    ok you forgot the nutmeg the sprinkle it on top!

  8. Nevis1 says:

    Glad you enjoyed the recipe, though let us be honest, it will NEVER taste the same without the atmosphere of Sunshine & Company 🙁

    Oh well, this recipe at least lets you dream of Nevis and Sunshine’s Beach Bar.

    Thanks for the tips and input.

  9. LA says:

    I have been looking for passion fruit juice in los angeles for months now.
    I’ve found Passion Fruit Puree, and syrup.
    Neither does the trick.

    The Welches, Passion fruit/Grape sometimes taste right if you add a lot of honey.

    Those few times it worked out good,

    Thank you

  10. Anonymous says:

    trust me

    i have worked all over the world
    and sunshine’s place with the killer bees is one of the best

    also check out godfathers in st kitts

  11. jon says:

    the killer bee does the job, i got back from nevis yesterday and stayed at the four seasons, it was beautiful and i highly recomend it, and the killer bea.

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