Night of the Iguana Cocktail

The Night of the Iguana Cocktail is made with vodka, tequila, Kahlua and Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial. This cocktail captures the sultry Mexican seaside atmosphere of the 1964 film – Night of the Iguana.

Night of the Iguana Cocktail

Recipe by Maurice Beaver
Prep time






  • 1/2 ounce of Vodka

  • 1/2 ounce of Tequila

  • 1/2 ounce of Kahlua

  • 1 ounce of Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial


  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake until icy cold and frothy.
  • Strain into a highball glass full of ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Is Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial the same as Bar Lime?

There is a huge difference between Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial and Bar Lime in terms of sweetness, flavour and tartness. Bar Lime is sweet and tart, and tastes like you’d expect a Lime flavoured Kool-Aid to taste. Straight bar lime will hit you like a sour key candy, and make you pucker up.

Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial is also a sweetened Lime Juice, however, it is not as sweet as Bar Lime, nor as tart or sour. I consider Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial much more mild than Bar Lime, or Fresh Lime juice that has been sweetened with simple Syrup.