The Heaviest Weight, from Matt Tocco at Nashville’s Pinewood Social, is quite possibly the perfect drink for sipping poolside on a hot summer’s day. It’s got all the best tropical ingredients: rum (Tocco calls for Appleton V/X), banana, pineapple, coconut, and lime.
Normally, we’d caution you to use only the best banana liqueur here (Tocco uses Briottet Creme de Banane). Yes, a high-quality banana liqueur will shine here – but you know what? A lower-quality liqueur, like 99 Bananas or the like, will do just fine. It’s a sweet, fun, summertime drink that ought to be as easy to make as it is to drink, so don’t feel bad about clearing out the bottom shelf to make it.
Add all ingredients to a tall glass and top with crushed or pebble ice. Swizzle or stir until well-chilled, and top with more ice if needed. Garnish with a dusting of cinnamon and freshly-ground nutmeg and serve with a straw.
- Piña Colada Riff: The Heaviest Weight at Imbibe magazine