Best Year

Best Year cocktail with vodka, Licor 43, blue curaçao, aquavit, pineapple juice, lime juice, and lime cordial

The Best Year is a 70s tiki cocktail that would have languished in obscurity, had it not been rescued and reformulated by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, the world’s foremost tropical cocktail historian.

The original recipe was an award-winning creation from Valerio “Bobby” Batugo, a Filipino boxer who came to California in the 20s and established a half-century legacy of mixological masterpieces.

Beachbum Berry found the old recipe and reworked the specs to appeal to modern tastes, adding a small measure of aquavit to cut the vodka base and add a barely-perceptible herbal note.

Ingredients

Instructions

Blend all ingredients with crushed icon on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and top with more crushed ice. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lime twists.

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