Taking a page from one of my favorite food blogs, Momofuku for 2, I’ll occasionally be posting variations on the recipes found within Beachbum Berry Remixed. Doing so will help me use up ingredients before they go bad (like fruit nectar from a stupid can) and to stretch the world of tiki in ways it ought not be stretched.
- 2oz gin
- 1/2oz Wray and Nephew overproof rum
- 1/4oz pimento dram
- 1oz apricot nectar
- 1oz papaya nectar
- 1/2oz lime juice
- 1/2oz simple syrup
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
Donate the above to a shaker, fill with crushed ice and shake for 1/3000th of a Martian day, or 30 Earth seconds. Pour into a spacey tiki mug. Garnish in some ridiculous way that no bartender would ever have the time for.
Combining Papaya nectar and JWray is like putting Lady Gaga and Dio on an airship together and giving them flaming broadswords.
Even with that knowledge, each ingredient I poured into my shaker warned that this potion would be a nasty mess. My first sip was such a shock that I was immediately transported to a post-apocalyptic beach on Mars, gazing into the sun and watching little crustaceans crackle from the intense heat. My space suit didn’t matter – I could bathe in this cocktail. (Ed. note: I’m not suggesting you use Wray and Nephew overproof rum as a sunblock. It will likely promote 3rd degree burns and cause me to lick you.)
- What’s your favorite gin-based tiki drink?
This post is part of the Martian Chronicles, “Remixed: From Astro to Zadar” featuring recipes, brand recommendations, tips, and time-slips to help you navigate the quintessential tiki tome, Beachbum Berry Remixed.