Tuesday, July 14, 2015


1 oz Mount Gay Amber Rum (Appleton V/X)
1 oz Flor de Caña Silver Rum (Denizen White)
1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz Orgeat (BG Reynolds)
1 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cherry, orange slice, and a paper parasol.

After the Tourist Trap, I needed to find a recipe to use up the rest of the pineapple juice. Therefore, I turned to Beachbum Berry's Remixed and spotted one that also appears in the PDT Cocktail Book called the Beachbum. John Deragon at PDT riffed on the Mai Tai around the same time he had an intense obsession with Rothman & Winter's Orchard Apricot. As a tribute John dubbed this one after Jeff Berry, and Berry thought both the tribute idea and the recipe were worthy enough to include in his Tiki tome.
The Beachbum the way I garnished it offered up a mint and floral bouquet. Lime and pineapple on the sip were a precursor to rums, apricot, and nutty orgeat on the swallow. Overall, the Beachbum reminded me of a Mai Tai crossed with some 1940s era Zombie variations that include apricot liqueur in the mix.

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