Friday, July 27, 2018

hana punch

3 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Sugar (1/2 oz Simple Syrup)
1 1/2 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (Plantation 3 Star)

Blend with a scoop of ice and serve in a Tortuga glass (whip shake, pour into a Tiki mug, and fill with crushed ice). Decorate with mint.
Two Fridays ago, I sought some tropical refreshment, so I reached for Trader Vic's 1972 Bartender's Guide. There, I was lured in by one of Vic's originals, the Hana Punch, that seemed rather simple but refreshing. Once prepared, the punch proffered a mint aroma from the garnish over pineapple notes from the drink itself. Next, lemon and pineapple on the sip transitioned into rum and more pineapple flavors on the swallow.

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