Beachbum’s Own

Beachbum's Own cocktail with light rum, Demerara rum, Licor 43, orange juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice and passion fruit syrup

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the godfather of the modern tiki revival, a mixological Indiana Jones who travels around the globe to unearth and document long-lost tiki recipes.

When noted tiki-mug sculptor Bosko Hrnjak designed a mug in Beachbum’s honor, Beachbum himself christened it with an all-new recipe: the Beachbum’s Own.

The original recipe calls for Demerara rum, a usually-dark style known for its burnt-sugar flavors and complex nose. A regular dark rum will do if that’s all you have, but if you plan to make more drinks like Beachbum’s Own, a good Guyanese Demerara rum is a worthy investment for your liquor cabinet.

Passion fruit puree is ideal, but if you can’t get your hands on that, passion fruit syrup will do. If you do opt to use syrup, try it first with a little bit less than called for in the recipe below, since it is generally sweeter than a puree.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass or tiki mug filled with crushed ice.

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