The Hai Karate is a perfect entry-level tiki cocktail, with only a single rum and easy-to-find juices and sweetener. Despite its relative simplicity (compared to other tiki drinks with upwards of a dozen ingredients), it’s delicious and plenty complex.
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry created this one in 1999, and you can find the original recipe in Beachbum Berry’s Remixed book. He calls for a gold Virgin Island rum, something accessible like the much-maligned Captain Morgan or Cruzan, or any aged rum you prefer. Heck, it’d even be tasty with a decent spiced rum!
- 2 parts Aged rum or Spiced rum
- 1 part Lime juice
- 1 part Orange juice
- 1 part Pineapple juice
- 2 tsp Maple syrup
- 1 dash Aromatic bitters or Tiki bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice, and pour unstrained into a tall glass or tiki mug. Garnish with citrus slices and a brandied cherry.
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- Beach Bum Berry Remixed by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry