Ting Jamaica Grapefruit Drink - by Patrick Bennett

Try a Ting… Then Add Some Sting: Taste of the Caribbean

 Stephen spends a lot of time traveling to Jamaica. So yeah, he has a much better knowledge of the island and its culture than I do. However, there is one “Ting” about Jamaica that I think I know better than him…

What is Ting drink?

Ting is a Jamaican carbonated beverage made from grapefruits. Deliciously tart and sweet, a it’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

The interesting thing about drinking Ting is that it’s just about impossible to have just one. They’re oddly not filling at all, so as soon as you finish one, you’re ready for the next!

Jamaica Grapefruit Soda Goodness – by Patrick Bennett

This is where I think I may be ahead of my brother. I drink a lot of Ting. I drink it whenever I’m in the Caribbean. It’s also my go-to whenever I visit my favorite Brooklyn roti shop, and I vaguely remember loving it as a kid growing up on St. Croix. (Remember, I have a really bad memory.)


Ting is incredibly yummy all on its own. When you use it in your Happy Hour concoctions, though, you’re really in for a treat.

You could go the simple route and just add vodka for a “Ving,” or you could be a smidge more crafty and make yourself a “Ting ‘n Sting.”

Combine everything over ice. Shake. Get stung. Repeat.

Can’t find Ting in your area? Try ordering it online.

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