When one is serving tropical and exotic libations, as one is wont to do, it is best to have a “safe bet” on the menu. For all the Zombies and Jet Pilots we know and love, the idea of a potent blend of rich and funky rums doesn’t always appeal to every customer (just our favorite ones).
I’ve been putting this drink on my Tiki Night menu for the past few years, and it’s always an easy sell. Fruity, elegantly sweet, and a beautiful shade of pink, it’s one of the few drinks I always get asked “What’s that!” that doesn’t come with a backscratcher or in a flaming volcano bowl.
- 3 oz Guava Nectar
- 1 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
- ¾ oz Lime Juice
- ¼ oz Rock Candy Syrup
- 1 ½ oz Coconut Rum
Combine ingredients in mixing tin and shake with 1 cup crushed ice, or use a handy dandy top-down mixer for 3 seconds. Pour into your nearest coconut shell or chimney glass.
As I like to say on the menu, despite being developed at Disney’s Polynesian resort, this ain’t no Mickey Mouse cocktail. For all the fruit juice and flavored rum, that lime cuts through like a knife, adding balance to all the flavors. It’s certainly still on the sweeter side, but will certainly please even the most refined tropical palates.