Friday, April 24, 2020

pieces of eight

1 1/2 oz Puerto Rican Rum (2 oz Flor de Caña Añejo Oro)
1 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Blend 5 seconds with 4 oz crushed ice (7 oz cracked ice), pour into a tall glass (Tiki mug), and top with crushed ice. Here, I garnished with 8 pieces of grilled pineapple and 2 pineapple leaves.
Two Fridays ago, I decided to make use of the pineapple that I had bought at the local market to finally make the Pieces of Eight from Jeff Berry's Remixed book. This circa 1962 Tiki drink created at the Pieces of Eight restaurant in Marina del Rey, California, was akin to a Hurricane with a lighter style of rum and with the inclusion of lime juice to the mix. Once whipped up, the Pieces of Eight opened up with a passion fruit and charred pineapple bouquet. Next, lemon and lime notes on the sip sailed into rum and passion fruit on the swallow with a lemony finish.

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