Riffing on the Aurora Bora Borealis proved to be a challenging quest. And one so fraught with peril I had to dig out my dusty game cocktail genie to grant me more lives. Orange, orgeat, and coconut cream seem to be the best of friends, but push one even the tiniest bit the wrong way, and you’re left with an orange julius cough drop of horror.
- 1oz Coruba
- 1oz Oronoco
- 1oz Appleton V/X
- 1t Super Punch
- 1oz lemon juice
- 1/2oz orange juice
- 1/2oz cream of coconut
- 1/4oz orgeat syrup
- lemon twist, for garnish
Shake (with ice) like you’re about to be TKO’d by Glass Joe in the first round. Strain into a saucer, fill with crushed ice, and garnish while holding down select.
Rick from Kaiser Penguin
The lure of Super Punch has been strong ever since I dreamed up the Star Power. Though I’ve learned much since then: thou shalt treat this Christmas fruitcake bomb as the hippopotamus of flavor it is. Use it in dash or teaspoon quantities and it augments the holiday-factor in nearly any libation. Use more than a quarter ounce or so and the only heart you’ll be warming is Scrooge’s.
The most baffling taste of chocolate lingers delicately on your tongue after each sip, like some handsome ghoul behind your bed curtains – most assuredly the strange combination of orgeat and Super Punch at work.
- What’s the weirdest ingredient you’ve put into a tiki drink?