Another drink attributed to Don The Beachcomber, it’s origins as early as 1937! I included this cocktail mainly because of its name. This recipe calls for honey mix, which is simply equal parts honey and warm water, stirred so that the honey dissolves.
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce peach brandy
1 ounce honey mix
1 ounce light Puerto Rican Rum
2 ounces (1/4 cup) diced fresh pineapple
2 ounces (1/4 cup) tightly packed mint leaves
6 ounces crushed ice
Put all ingredients in a blender, and buzz it all for 30 seconds. Pour unstrained into cocktail glasses. Garnish with the tip of a mint sprig in the middle of the glass. Makes 2 cocktails.
Tiki Week Sidebar: Glassware
Even though I have been interested in concocting Tiki drinks for a while, I was intimidated by not having the proper glassware. Look through any Tiki cocktail book and the drinks are all pictured with a wide array of Tiki mugs and other exotic vessels that I do not have and likely cannot find. There was likely a time when classic Tiki mugs were found at every yard sale, but not anymore. There are many sites on the web that have classic ceramic tiki mugs, and one day I will likely break down and get a few. In the meantime, my tiki drinks take on a more modern approach by using classic barware. I’ve found a double old fashioned glass makes a great Tiki drink, as does a tulip glass (pictured in the punch recipe on Wed), usually used for drinking Belgian beers. I have also learned that I do not need a set of 6 of each type of glass I have. I’ve found it is rare to serve the same Tiki drink to 6 guests–unless I am not allowing bar choices!
The best place I have found to get creative with glassware is thrift stores. Every thrift store has tons martini glasses in all shapes, not to mention many other glasses to consider, usually well under $1 per glass. I do have a glass tiki mug (see my Mai Tai picture) that I ordered online, mostly because one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants serves their excellent Bloody Mary’s in them. The Missionary’s Downfall pictured above is in a thrift store glass.
Questions? Ask away. In the meantime, Cheers.