Dirty Dick’s, a tiki bar in Paris – of all places! – is famous for their unique tropical creations, and bartender Scotty Schuder’s Polynesian Remedy is a prime example. We’re crazy over the smoky, honeyed flavors. The dashes of scotch lend a mysterious vibe, like bonfire smoke hanging in the air at a beachside luau.
There’s a ton of sweetness in this drink, so pick a dark rum with a lot of body and a sturdy flavor. Dirty Dick’s uses Plantation, according to Imbibe magazine. Plantation is a great rum here – we’ve even tried this recipe with their pineapple-flavored style and loved it.
Schuder’s recipe calls for a single-malt scotch with a lot of smoky flavor. We used Laphroaig, a single-malt Islay famous for its huge smoke flavors.
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with candied ginger, lemon wheel, pineapple leaves, a little parasol – as much as you can stuff in the glass, basically.
- Polynesian Remedy from Imbibe magazine