Pieces of Eight

At first glance, Pieces of Eight seems like it has too much citrus, too much sweetener, and maybe not enough rum. It works, though – with every part of the drink held in tart, tangy balance.

Pieces of Eight was the flagship cocktail at the Pieces of Eight restaurant in Marina del Rey, California, back in the early 60s. Though the restaurant is long gone, the drink lives on thanks to Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, who immortalized the recipe in Beachbum Berry Remixed.

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Shake or flash-blend with crushed or pebble ice. Pour unstrained into a tall glass, goblet, or tiki mug. Top with more crushed ice if needed and garnish with a lemon slice, a pineapple wedge, an edible flower – or all of the above!

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