Carnival Checklist: Red Fox’s 7 Things You Must Do At NYC’s West Indian Day Parade

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Drink something

LDP Drink

It’s not legal to drink open containers containing alcohol, but it’s safe to say that there is quite a bit of drinking rum (the most common alcohol made in the West Indies). Therefore, Red Fox recommends you mix it up with something and “make sure you have it in a soda bottle.” But you don’t have to drink alcohol. In fact, you should try some of the Jamaican beverages like Roots Tonics (a popular one is Baba Roots) filled with herbs and roots — lots of Rastas have this readily available for sale. Or you can try Mauby, a tree bark-based tonic beverage popular in Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.