Test Pilot

Test Pilot cocktail with dark rum, light rum, falernum, triple sec, Angostura bitters, anise liqueur, and lime juice

The Test Pilot is a classic tiki drink from Don the Beachcomber that harkens back to at least 1941. It’s a delicious relic of the age of hotshot pilots and the seemingly-far-off dreams of space travel.

The original recipe probably called for falernum syrup, but you can use falernum liqueur if that’s what you’ve got.

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and add about a cupful of crushed ice. Blend at high speed for about five seconds. Pour unstrained into a short glass, adding more crushed ice to fill if needed. Garnish with a brandied cherry on a pick.

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