Isn’t it about time you actually do a drink post for Tiki Month? My lady is thirsty!
Quite right, my good sir!
Let’s start off Tiki month with a 1950s classic from Don the Beachcomber.
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 2 parts fresh pineapple juice
- 1/2 part falernum
- 2 parts dark rum
- 1 part gold rum
- 1/2 part Mount Gay Eclipse
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- 6 drops absinthe
Shake everything with ice, then strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint an/or a wedge of pineapple.
The recipe also calls for two parts ginger beer, added after shaking. You can try that if you like, but I forgot it with the first of these I made, and I think it is better without.
Don served this at his Colonel’s Plantation Beefsteak and Coffee House, in Hawaii. I think it is a pretty nifty Tiki punch, and apparently Don did too, since he named it after himself, in his World War Two incarnation.
I first found this one on Tiki+, and you can also read more about it in Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log.