Sunday, June 12, 2016

kahala cooler

1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (Caliche)
1 oz Brandy (Camus VS Cognac)
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Juice of 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)
3/4 oz Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
1 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
1 dash Rock Candy Syrup (Omit)

Shake with shaved ice and pour into a 12 oz glass. Garnish with a spent half lime shell.
I was in a tropical drink mood after my shift two Sundays ago, so I turned to Trader Vic's 1974 Rum Cookery & Drinkery for a recipe. The Kahala Cooler stood out for it reminded me of Trader Vic's use of Amer Picon and grenadine in the Jayco. In the glass, the Kahala Cooler shared a mint and lime oil bouquet to the nose. Next, lime and a caramel richness from the Picon on the sip transitioned into rum, brandy, bitter orange, and pineapple flavors on the swallow.

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