Thursday, May 18, 2017


1 1/2 oz White Rum (Angostura White Oak)
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)
1/2 tsp Sugar (1/2 oz Simple Syrup)
2 dash Amer Picon (1/4 oz Torani Amer)

Mix in a blender with shaved ice and serve in a champagne glass (shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe).
Two Thursdays ago, I desired something tropical after my bar shift, so I turned to Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide (1948 edition of the 1947 book) for inspiration. There, I was curious about the Oriente that was a pineapple juice-laden Daiquiri embittered by Amer Picon especially since Picon and pineapple pair so well together such as in the Kahala Cooler. In the glass, the Oriente offered pineapple and floral lime aromas to the nose. Next, lime and pineapple on the sip gave way to rum and pineapple flavors merging into dark orange notes on the finish.

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