1 oz Light Rum (Lemon Hart 80 Proof)
2 oz Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Blackberry Brandy (Creme de Cassis)
1 tsp Grenadine
1 tsp Sugar Syrup
1 oz Dark Rum (Goslings Black Seal)
Shake everything but the dark rum with ice and strain into a tall or rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Float dark rum on top, and garnish with a pineapple chunk speared to a cherry.
After the Queen's Road, the other drink that stood out in Sippin' Safari on Saturday night was the Kamehameha Rum Punch. The book credits the Hotel King Kamehameha in Kona, Hawaii, as the origin of the drink around 1960. For ingredients, I wanted to use our new bottle of Lemon Hart Demerara Rum instead of some of the lighter rums in our collection. We did not have any blackberry brandy so I went with some Creme de Cassis instead. Also, I used Andrea's ginger simple syrup instead of preparing some regular simple syrup for this drink. One neat thing about the preparation of this drink was in floating the dark rum on top -- it actually floated over the ice as well. Overall, a rather pleasant sipper that we enjoyed on our deck. The dark rum added a bit of character but unfortunately disappeared early in the drink the way we drank it; the photo in the book shows the drink served with a straw which would have changed the effect of the dark rum from our experience. The scary green cocktail cherries were a gift we received at one of our parties and seemed like a festive garnish at the time. Actually, they did not taste half bad but when I sliced them, they eerily bled green blood on my cutting board. Strange foodstuff there.