1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Coconut Syrup
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice or Von Humboldt's Tamarind Cordial
Shake with ice and strain into a coconut-shaped Tiki mug. Fill with crushed ice, garnish with a paper parasol speared into a lime wheel dashed with Angostura Bitters.
After my Sunday night shift two weeks ago, I still had time to make last call at Backbar. For a drink, I asked for the Lovely Bunch of Coconuts that was on the menu. The recipe was created by bartender Kat Lamper as a tribute to the 1940s novelty song "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" that was made famous by Merv Griffin and its more recent appearance in The Lion King. Originally, the drink was created with lime juice but that week they were switching things up with a limited release of Von Humbolt's Tamarind Cordial from the Tamworth Distillery which has a high acid content to make for a close substitution.