I’m not sure where this drink comes from originally. I found it in Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log, but that tome is unusually silent on the origin, only dating it as circa 1965. Incidentally, that is rather late in the era for a Tiki drink this good. The Boo Loo is apparently a beloved signature offering of Forbidden Island, a Tiki mecca I have never visited. (Any readers out there in the Bay Area need a friend rubbed out?)
I’ve modified this one to suit my equipment, which includes a BlendTec. If you don’t have the horsepower, substitute most of the pineapple for juice.
- Approx 1/4 small pineapple, peeled and cored
- 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. honey
- 2 1/4 oz. Lemon Hart Demerara Rum (make 3/4 oz. of this 151 demerara if you can get it)
- 1 1/2 oz. gold rum
- 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
- 1 1/2 oz. club soda
Place fruit, honey, juice, and rum in a burly blender. Blend until only small shreds of pineapple are left. Add a small amount of ice and blend for five seconds. Add club soda. Pour into a large hurricane glass or shell from the pineapple filled with ice. Get cheesy with the garnish.
This delicious, remarkably balanced drink rolls in at over five ounces of liquor (effectively six if you have the 151), so may I recommend two straws?