No thanks, I’ve heard you sing.
Ha! I’ll have you know I used to be a soloist… when I was still a soprano… But no, Carioca was a bar in Puerto Rico in the Second World War. Let’s hope they didn’t have karaoke back then.
This is pretty simple little cocktail, and it definitely tastes less Tiki than many of the other drinks I’ve tried this year. It actually has Caribbean origins, so it makes sense that it work more like classic rum cocktails, rather than the Tiki drinks that descended from them.
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 tsp simple syrup
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 1/2 oz light Puerto Rican rum
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Be sure to have a ball with the garnish, to help Tiki this little number up. It’s a rewarding sip, but as I said, it lacks the Pacific island funk I’d like in a February libation.
And hey! This post is part of Tiki Month 2013 here at the Pegu Blog! Be sure to look around for LOTS more Tiki stuff all February!