Wednesday, April 4, 2012

hau'oli

3/4 oz Old Port Rum
3/4 oz Lemon Hart 151 Rum
1 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Bols Triple Sec
1/4 oz Orgeat

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprigs; add straws.

After the Aprilia, I asked bartender Josh Taylor for the Hau'oli that just appeared on the Tikisms section of Eastern Standard's menu. Bartender Kevin Martin created this drink and named it after the Hawaiian word for happiness and joy. Josh mentioned that the drink was very Mai Tai-like and that the extra juice was needed to balance out the heat of the overproof rum. Moreover, the combination of ingredients did share some similarity with their Rapa Nui, but the differences in syrups, rums, and orange varietal made the Hau'oli a distinct creation.
The Hau'oli greeted the nose with a fresh mint bouquet. The citrussy sip showcased the orange and lime juice, and the orange notes continued on in the swallow from the triple sec. The orange liqueur flavors were also joined by the orgeat and dark, flavorful rums. Definitely the orange juice and darker rum notes did their job in distracting me from any strong similarity to the Mai Tai.

2 comments:

putneyfarm.com said...

That looks good. Does it come with a ride home?

Either way, we will be making this...

frederic said...

Relative to many Tiki drinks, this was a light weight. And yes, mine luckily did come with a ride home.