Tropical Handcrafted Beverages in Seconds.
ZURENA Caribbean Drink Mixers are simple, versatile, and All-Natural and they do all the work for you. No additional ingredients are necessary. Simply add ZURENA to your favorite SPIRIT, wine, beer, or bubbly and instantly you have a high-quality handcrafted cocktail. Don’t drink alcohol? Not a problem. ZURENA Caribbean Drink Mixers can also be added to club soda, fresh fruit juice, tea, and crushed ice to make instant high-quality handcrafted mocktails. ZURENA promises to Uplift your Spirits.
ZURENA Ginger is unlike any other mixer. Its smooth and savory taste is a combination of Caribbean spices, tropical fruit juices, and a zest of ginger; bringing perfect balance to any drink. ZURENA Ginger is smooth and savory, adding passion and wild imagination to every sip.
Family, Legacy, and Love
Despite living in extreme poverty his entire life, my late grandfather, Carlton Smith, was an amazingly revered mixologist and was legendary in Trinidad & Tobago for inventing delicious cocktails. He was a gentle soul, a great patriarch for the family, my childhood caretaker and role model. Grandpa Carlton was a huge influence in my most formative years, demonstrating by his own life example humility, work ethic, and how to be a loving and faithful husband. He was my very first inspiration and motivation to create ZURENA Caribbean Drink Mixers, and it is his recipe, the Secret Smith Family Recipe, that I am taking to the world.
ZURENA is named after my daughters, Zuri (Swahili for beautiful) and Rena (Hebrew for joyful melody). The Beautiful Joyful Melody that is ZURENA reminds us that It is our obligation to share our God-given talents with the world and that we can achieve any feat we set our minds to. ZURENA reinforces my commitment to a long-lasting and sustainable legacy for my girls.
ZURENA honors Grandpa Carlton, Zuri and Rena, and the many members of my village who have helped to shape my journey. I truly believe ZURENA will be a staple in every personal and professional bar in the world.
ZURENA is not just a product, but a platform for Uplifting Spirits. We have been exploring the intersection of beverage and social engagement as pathways for self-discovery, personal fulfillment and deeper connections with others in our circles. We help create blueprints for how people can elevate self-discovery, self-celebration and authentic connection. Along the way, we are Uplifting Communities by assisting people in identifying their respective passions and how those passions can be used to make a societal impact.
Signature ZURENA Cocktails & Mocktails
Royal Texas Old Fashioned
We take the old fashioned cocktail up a notch by combining Texas favorite Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky with some fizz. Enjoy!
2 oz Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky
2 oz Club Soda
2 oz Zurena Tropical
We pay homage to Texas innovation by making our signature mule with Tito’s vodka. Cheers to the Lone Star State!
5 oz Tito’s Vodka
5 oz Zurena Ginger
- 3 oz Prosecco
- 2 oz Zurena Ginger
- Lime Peel
One of our signature cocktails, this delicious mimosa is sure to please everyone at brunch time or at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.
Club Soda Dance
The perfect mocktail.
- 3 oz Club Soda
- 1 oz Zurena Tropical
- Ice Cubes
- Lime Wedge
Combine club soda and Zurena Tropical in highball with ice cubes. Stir 3 times. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Hot Toddies Recipe: Jab Jab Hot Tea
The ancestral African energy of Jab Jab is felt by everyone in Grenada and around the world.
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 2 oz Zurena Tropical
- Dash Nutmeg
Meet Our Founder
Founder and CEO
This is an American Dream! A dream filled with resilience and grit. A dream owned by Nigel Smith, founder and CEO of ZURENA Caribbean Drink Mixers. Born into a family of love in East Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Nigel Smith began his childhood in an environment of happiness and creativity, yet one without many material things and limited pathways to growth in society. After finishing secondary school at the prestigious St. Mary’s College 30 years ago, he immigrated to the United States. Since then, Nigel has received a BBA in Finance from Howard University, earned a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, and has worked for some of the most admired companies in the world, including McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, Visa USA, KPMG and AARP.
A certified innovator and published author, Nigel has perfected his trade in the shaping of disruptive startups. He has presented to the United Nations and Brussels Forum and is now on a path to bring the taste of the Caribbean to the world through ZURENA Caribbean Drink Mixers.
Nigel’s American Dream is less rooted in financial success and more so in life balance. This allows ZURENA to remain-mission based and for Nigel to continue to focus on quality time with family, exercise, and rest.
Zurena has legit turned me into a weekend traveler! I love it! I can’t afford a trip to the Caribbean every weekend, but I sure as hell can afford a bottle or two!!! Let’s get it ! #myzurena
I am not a big drinker, but I had tried the original Zurena in the past and it was good, I enjoyed it. But these new flavors are insane. It was a gift on thanksgiving and it was awesome! So I looked online and ordered more ASAP! I mixed the ginger flavor with Tito’s Vodka and the tropical with Hennessy Privilege, legit put me in vacation mode!
Definitely a fan of the original ZURENA. Now experimenting with the new flavors. Lots to explore, but the vodka and prosecco pairings are promising so far.
I was so relaxed, best nap ever, when I woke up from my nap I wanted more!!! But not trying to be alcoholic, so I mixed some Zurena ginger with some Heineken zero alcohol and that was awesome!!!
Great for rums and cocktails...and makes for excellent non-alcoholic drinks. A healthier alternative to sodas. If you want to try one, test the ginger mixer. Wow.
This product can truly go with anything, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Adds great flavor. I’ve tried with vodka, gin, sodas…all great! Great for the holidays.
A great versatile mixer with super delicious spices.
Pretty good mixer overall. Especially love using it for a quick rum punch in a pinch