Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hawaiian Eye

Not all tropical drinks are rum-based. Here bourbon is the main ingredient, as is vodka and a plethora of other flavorful things. My cousin Rob gave me a set of tiki mugs just in time for plenty more tiki drinks. I was excited that this cocktail was the exact color of purple as this mug, which is appropriately named Big Al.

The Hawaiian Eye is a bit of an everything-including-the-kitchen-sink drink, which I think is the point of many tikis. Unlike the planter's punch, there's a lot going on in this cocktail and not much juice to mitigate the effects of alcohol--blending with cream gives the illusion that it is more dessert than cocktail. Don't be mistaken. There's enough in one recipe for two drinks. If you have both servings, don't say I didn't warn you.
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur (homemade batch used)
  • 1/2 oz. Pernod
  • 2 oz. maraschino cherry juice (from cherry jar)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz. half-and-half
  • pineapple spear
  • maraschino cherry
Combine all liquid ingredients with plenty of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a tiki or highball glass. Garnish with pineapple spear and cherry.

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