Mele Kalikimaka and happy holidays from Wayward Spirits! Between servings of mulled wine, we’ve been experimenting with a few new tiki cocktails this holiday season, and have a real beaut to share with you this week: the Tropical Holiday.
This drink incorporates some of our favorite tropical flavors: lime, mango, passion fruit, and velvet falernum. Additionally, the pairing of aged Puerto Rican and overproof rums give this drink a boozy base that really compliments the Caribbean-inspired ingredients.
The following post provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making this drink at home. Let us know what you think in the comments - cheers!
Glassware: Zombie or Collins glass
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with crushed ice, and add 5 dashes of El Guapo bitters (optional).
Garnish with a lime wedge or peel on a cocktail pick.
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score - 5
Maybe it’s the holidays talking, but this drink was just the right thing for a night by the Christmas tree and fireplace.
The flavors are quintessentially tiki, and this Caribbean-inspired cocktail will help you truly embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy time with friends and loved ones.
Overall, I would not change a thing about it. But if you are feeling extra spontaneous this time of year, try substituting a funky Jamaican rum (in lieu of Bacardi).
Cheers, and happy holidays from our family to yours!