Island Light brings the Caribbean to the UK for Christmas

Island Light brings the Caribbean to the UK for Christmas

Island Light, an upcoming small independent business based in Leeds, UK, is launching its signature homemade rum creams, also known as ‘Kremas’. Kremas is a cream-based cocktail that originates from Haiti. Island Light’s cocktail was developed by 24 year old Stanika Lightbourne, who was born and raised on Turks and Caicos Islands and influenced by the culture of her Haitian mother.

Island Light brings the Caribbean to the UK for ChristmasIsland Light rums creams are authentic, refreshing, tropical and designed to bring the Caribbean flavours home.

Stanika comments: “Growing up in Turks and Caicos Island, Christianity was the anchor and Haitian kermis were the only acceptable alcohol-laced beverage allowed during the holidays. So this cocktail is extremely exciting for me to bring to the UK. It includes the Haitian traditions, customs and of course, all the party vibes.

“I felt homesick when I couldn’t return home to see my family during lockdown, and as a Business Student at the University of Huddersfield, I applied my knowledge to created a mini business from home. I used skills I developed in production, marketing and manufacturing.”

Island Light rum creams are made with the highest quality real fruit, and hand-made in small batches from Stanika’s home.

Island Light comes in two bottled flavours – Coconut Rum Cream and Passion Fruit Rum Cream, with vegan options also available. As well as bottles, pouches are also available, which are ideal for festivals, freedom parties or on-the-go travels. The bottles are £23 and the pouches are £8 – all available to purchase at www.islandlight.uk

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