Tiki Drink: Beachbum’s Own

Beachbum's Own
Oh man, do I love this drink.
Rather than fighting his way through the savage natives of greater Van Nuys to unearth this recipe from a spider-filled attic of some bartender’s grandson, Indiana Beachbum Berry just up and created this one himself. Unlike the cocktail-style offerings which have comprised so many of the drinks that I have highlighted, and will continue to highlight, this Tiki Month, the Beachbum’s Own is a classic crushed ice, ceramic mug filler.

BEACHBUM’S OWN

  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz passion fruit puree (Use thawed Goya Passion Fruit Fruta)
  • 3/4 oz Licor 43
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Hart 151
  • 1 1/2 oz light Puerto Rican rum

Shake well and strain into a ceramic mug (preferably depicting the Bum his own self) filled with crushed ice. Top off with more crushed ice and garnish with your creative best.

I’ve adjusted Jeff’s recipe slightly from the one appearing in Remixed to account for 151 being the only Lemon Hart Demerara we can get in the States right now. If you have a regular proof El Dorado or other aged demerara, use 1 1/4 oz.

Licor 43 (aka Cuarenta y Tres) is an underused liqueur in Tiki drinks, if you ask me. Richer, deeper, and boozier than vanilla simple syrup, it adds more complexity to any already complex drink. In this beverage, it really helps give a unique and different element.

A final word on the Beachbum’s Own, it is very classically Tiki in that there is a lot of alcohol in here, and it does not give much indication of this to the unsuspecting drinker. It’s no Zombie or Hurricane, but comport yourself with all due caution….

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Doug

I am 48 years old, married with two young daughters. My interests are tennis, reading, computers, politics, and of course cocktails. I run a murder mystery party business that caters to both corporate and private events, Killing Time, murder consultants.

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