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Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner is a tiki drink created by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Annene Kaye. It first appeared in their 1998 drink guide Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log and is named after Coleridge’s 1798 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner because in Berry’s words “by the time we finished with it, that’s how old we felt.” Its signature ingredient is pimento flavored liqueur. INGREDIENTS 1 oz Demerara Rum 1 …

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Test Pilot

The Test Pilot cocktail is a vintage tiki drink invented by legendary bartender Donn Beach. Beach was known for changing his recipes over time, meaning there are multiple versions of the Test Pilot cocktail. Test Pilot recipes call for multiple rums and typically include the use of falernum syrup and lime juice. The following version is a less potent version from …

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Navy Grog

The Navy Grog was a popular rum-based drink served for many years at the Polynesian-themed Don the Beachcomber restaurants; it is still served in many so-called tiki restaurants and bars. It was first created by legendary bartender Donn Beach. The word “grog” originally referred to a drink made with water and rum, which was introduced into the Royal Navy by …

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Blue Hawaii

The Blue Hawaii cocktail was invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, legendary head bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village (formerly the Kaiser Hawaiian Village) in Waikiki, Hawaii. Blue Hawaii is, not only a cocktail but a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Norman Taurog that starred Elvis Presley. The title of this cocktail was derived from the film’s hit song, …

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Bahia

Bahia is actually named after one of the 26 states in Brazil and originally dated back to pre-prohibition times, except the cocktail called for dry vermouth, sherry, absinthe and bitters. It’s become more popular in modern culture as this variation has a more Piña Colada spin to it. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 oz White Rum 3 …

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Cable Car

The Cable Car is an excellent rum sour. The cocktail was created by Tony Abou-Ganim, the Modern Mixologist, and is considered by many to be a modern classic. The drink’s name was inspired by the cable car tracks near the Starlight Room in San Fransisco where Abou-Ganim first created the cocktail. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Rum …

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Jean Gabin

Created in 1986 by Charles Schumann in Munich, Germany, the Jean Gabin is now considered a classic in the cocktail world. It was named after the iconic French actor and singer, and is the perfect hot delicious treat on a cold winter’s day. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum 1 1/2 oz Milk 1 teaspoon …

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Lemon Daiquiri

A Daiquiri is not a Daiquiri, simply because it has lime in it. In fact, where the popular cocktail originates, Cuba, has concocted a few variations that play pretty fast and loose with the recipe. This cocktail uses lemon instead of lime and was first inspired back in 2014 when there was a lime shortage. …

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Mary Pickford

A Mary Pickford is a Prohibition Era cocktail made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur. It is served shaken and chilled, often with a Maraschino cherry. Named for Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford (1892–1979), it is said to have been created for her in the 1920s by either Eddie Woelke or Fred Kaufmann at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba on a trip she took to Havana with Charlie …

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Caribou Lou

The Caribou Lou is a simple, rum- and pineapple-based cocktail that was popularized by Tech-N9ne’s 2006 single “Caribou Lou.” The lyrics outline the recipe (“151 rum / Pineapple juice and Malibu / Caribou get them all numb”), and while it’s not entirely clear where the drink gets its name, it nonetheless became popular seemingly overnight. INGREDIENTS 1.5 …

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