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A big thank you to Kelly and Tom, authors of the book The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails, for creating the El Korero.
The recipe is a bold combination that should hit the sweet spot for tiki cocktail enthusiasts. It has, however, a funky pot still kick that will crush any and all notions that tropical drinks are for the timid.
1 oz Brennivin Icelandic Aquavit
2 oz Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum
1/4 oz Hamilton’s Pimento Dram
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
1 oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup
1/4 oz Club Soda
TO SERVE: Shake with crushed ice and serve in a tiki mug or highball glass with pineapple leaf garnish and a long curl of lemon twist.
Doctor Bird is an affordable Jamaican Rum imported to the United States by Two James Distillery in Detroit. It is 100 proof and really shines in tiki cocktails. If you must substitute something for it, make sure it has an equivalent kick. Something like Smith & Cross or Plantation O.F.T.D (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) or Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof (Black Label) might do in a pinch.
The Brennivin Aquavit has a distinctive caraway flavour so if you substitute it with another aquavit, make sure it is primarily caraway flavoured because not all of them are.
Best enjoyed as you peruse and ponder our latest publication.
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