Wednesday, February 14, 2018


1 oz Gin (Beefeater)
1 1/2 oz Coruba Dark Rum
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Juice
1/4 oz Don's Spices #2 (1 bsp vanilla syrup + 1 bsp Hamilton's Allspice Dram)
1/4 oz Grenadine

Blend briefly with crushed ice and pour (shake with ice and strain) into a Tiki mug with 1 1/2 oz soda water; fill with crushed ice and garnish with an orchid (strawberry fan + paper umbrella).

Two Wednesdays ago to round out Tiki the Snow Away month on Instagram, I searched to see if there were any recipes from Hale Pele in Portland that I had never tried. When I visited Hale Pele in 2012, the bar program was so new that they only offered classics like the Penang Afridi. My web search turned up the A'A'Po'e, and I was able to piece together the recipe from a video on The Oregonian and the BG Reynold's webpage. Overall, the drink looked like it had elements of the Saturn mashed together with some from the Hurricane.
In the mug, the A'A'Po'e gave forth a lemon, passion fruit, and caramel aroma before I added on the garnish which donated complementary strawberry notes. Next, a carbonated lemon and passion fruit sip led into dark rum, pine, allspice, and vanilla flavors on the swallow.

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