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.

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ZURENA Tropical

Enticing and refreshing, ZURENA Tropical is an all-natural mélange of tropical fruit juices and exotic Caribbean spices. Close your eyes, feel the sand in your toes and the warm sunshine on your face. Let ZURENA Tropical take you on a magical journey to the Islands every time.

ZURENA Ginger

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.

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Our Story

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. 

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

Caribbean Mule

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

Ginger Diva

  • 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

Nigel Smith

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.

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