Saturday, August 3, 2019

astro aku aku

1 1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Papaya Nectar (Goya)
1/2 oz Apricot Nectar (Goya)
1/2 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1 1/2 oz Gold Puerto Rican Rum (Don Q Añejo)
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Proof Rum
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Blend 10 seconds with 4 oz crushed ice, pour into a large Easter Island Tiki mug, and fill with ice.

The next of the fruit juice trio was the Astro Aku Aku that utilized the apricot nectar I purchased for the Krakatoa along with papaya nectar that I got another use with the third part of the trio. In Remixed, Beachbum Berry described how the Polynesian restaurant craze overlapped in the 1960s with the pinnacle of the space age intrigue, and such wonders as the Saturn and Trader Vic's Space Needle were invented. The Astro Aku Aku was Jeff Berry's tribute to this era, and he based his creation off of the Hawaii Kai's Suffering Bastard (no relation to Joe Scialom's better known recipe).

In the mug, the Astro Aku Aku launched into a lime, tropical fruit, and rum bouquet to the nose. Next, lime and papaya notes orbited on the sip, and the swallow followed through with rum, apricot, and clove flavors.

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