Today’s guest is Joy Holloway-D’avilar, co-host of the Freethinking Island podcast, a podcast aimed at a Caribbean audience. Joy and I discuss religion in the islands, her podcast, her religious past and how outsiders view the ultra-religious United States. She’ll also give us a brief introduction to Rastafarianism, a rather interesting belief system, to say the least. She also gives us a few drink recipes, which should make you fellow rum drinkers very pleased. Joy was born in Barbados and has been living in the NY/NJ area for more than 20 years. She currently works in the radio/television broadcasting industry. Joy is committed to spreading the virtues of reason, critical thinking and true enlightenment instead of blind and mindless faith.
(37 minutes, 12 seconds, 17.86 MB)
To listen to the Freethinking Island podcast, click here, or check out the book, From Mythology to Reality: Moving Beyond Rastafari, by Seon Lewis.
Here are a few island rum recipes from Joy. Fill your glass with some Mount Gay rum while listening to the Malcontent’s Gambit or Freethinking Island podcast.
4 oz rum
1/2 cup crushed ice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 tsp sugar syrup
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well….max out and give your mind and mouth liberty
Bajan Smile (Bajan is slang for our nationality – Barbadian)
1 1/2 oz Mount Gay Rum
2 1/2 oz Coconut Creme
2 oz Evaporated milk
1 oz Grenadine Syrup
1/2 oz ripe bananas
Blend with ice until smooth