07/09/2016 , 3m

Trader Vic tweaked this one a lot as did Don The Beachcomber. Neither of them originated the drink, but they took a lot of time perfecting it. The version presented here is based on a recipe by Beachbum Berry. This is the single serving version of the popular communal, bowl cocktail.

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz. brandy or cognac
  • 2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz. dark rum as a float

Combine all the components except the dark rum in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour over ice into a collins glass or tiki mug. Carefully pour the dark rum into the glass -- it should float to the top. Garnish with an orange wedge and a single straw.

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