Friday, August 28, 2015

lovely lovely

1 1/2 oz Bacardi 151 Proof Rum (Don Q 151)
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (Fair Trade's Organic Dark Brown Sugar)
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orange Curaçao (Van der Hum)
1 1/4 oz Crushed Ice

Dissolve the sugar in the juice, blend the rest of the ingredients, and pour into a snifter glass or Tiki mug (shake with crushed ice and pour).
After my work shift on Friday night, I pampered myself at the home bar with a Tiki drink. For a recipe, I found the Lovely Lovely from Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari. Berry attributed the recipe to "Danny" of the Papeete Bar in the Waikikian Hotel's Tahitian Lanai restaurant on Waikiki Beach in 1964. Once built, it gave forth mint and floral aromas. Next, the sip had molasses notes from the brown sugar that balanced crisp orange, lemon, and lime flavors. Finally, the swallow was mostly about the rum with a rich citrussy finish. Overall, the brown sugar gave the thin overproof rum some body and smoothness and seemed to tie the components of the drink together.

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