Pisco brandy, lime juice, sugar, egg white, and bitters: Peru's turn-of-the-century Pisco Sour.
Rum and Falernum — the Corn ’n Oil Cocktail
Rum, falernum, and lime: Barbados's spicy Corn ’n Oil Cocktail
Classic Tiki: the Jet Pilot
Lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon, falernum, Pernod, and rums, don't forget the rums! The classic tiki Jet Pilot, and its predecessor, Don the Beachcomber Test Pilot. Time to rev up the blender!
Chasing the Jungle Bird
One of the latest great tiki drinks, the Jungle Bird is all about Pineapple and Jamaican rum—and, uniquely, Campari.
Tall and Cool: the Gin Rickey
Just the thing for a hot summer day. Gin, lime, soda, and plenty of ice: the Gin Rickey.
Extra effort, extra reward: the Pearl Diver’s Punch
Rum, honey, fresh juices, spices, and the secret ingredient, butter: Don the Beachcomber's Pearl Diver's Punch.
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail: Barbados rum, fresh lime juice, falernum and curacao. A bit of the Caribbean in the North Atlantic.
Swizzling the Noa Noa
Rum, lime, sugar and mint---and plenty of crushed ice. That's Jeff Berry's Noa Noa swizzle.
Planter's Punch: more a category than a recipe, Planter's Punch is a classic blend of the Caribbean trinity of rums, sugars and fruits. Here's to a day at the beach!
Have one in Havana — the Hotel Nacional Special Cocktail
According to Basil Woon, "Have one in Havana" was the Prohibition-era slogan of the wealthy. And here's one of the cocktails they went for: the Hotel Nacional Special—rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and apricot brandy. And a view of Havana Harbor, if you have it.
Donn Beach's classic Tiki specialty, the Navy Grog: three rums, two juices, and a dollop of honey, and lots of history. And that astonishing ice cone around the straw.
Vodka and Champagne: the Black Pearl Cocktail
The Black Pearl—vodka, blackberry syrup, a hint of lime, and a whimsical garnish, topped off with champagne.
Mendacity and the Oriental Cocktail
The Oriental Cocktail: rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, and fresh lime juice.
More mixing with honey: the Honey Bee
The Honey Bee Cocktail: rum, lemon and honey.
Ti’ Punch and the Caipirinha
Ti' Punch and the Caipirinha: Creole and Brazilian rum sours, using rhum agricole and Cachaça.
Rum, fruit and spice — The Ancient Mariner
The Ancient Mariner: rums, lime juice, grapefruit juice and the mysteriously complex and spicy Allspice Dram. Jeff Berry's tribute to Navy Grog.
Drinking the French Quarter: The Ramos Fizz
New Orleans' Ramos Fizz: Old Tom Gin, heavy cream, egg white, sugar, lime and lemon juices, sparkling water — and the hallmark orange flower water.
Making Zombie Punch
Zombie, the rum-heavy precursor to the Tiki era, with hints of citrus, cinnamon and absinthe.
Punch and Rum — the Doctor Cocktail
The Doctor Cocktail: Swedish Punch and Jamaican rum, with lemon and orange juices. The Doctor is in.
The Hart of Darkness
The Hart of Darkness Cocktail: over-proof rum, honey, lime and lemon juices, passion fruit syrup, and soda. And lots of ice.