Under the Volcano
1 oz Rhum Barbancourt
1 oz Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum
0.5 oz Grenadine
2 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
2 dashes Scrappy’s Lime bitters
0.5 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof rum float
Add crushed ice to a large tiki mug. Shake all ingredients except overproof rum well with ice and strain over the crushed ice. Pour overproof on top of cocktail and garnish with a pineapple leaf.
NOTES: My first real foray into making my own tiki-style drink and it turned out pretty damn tasty, in my opinion. I was worried that the pineapple juice might overpower everything, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was just a nice subtle note in the whole drink. The rums mixed very well together, making me a spiced rum convert (given the right drink combination) and giving the whole drink a nice rummy, slightly fruity taste. We attempted to make the drink flaming, hence the overproof rum float, but realized that 120 proof still wasn’t enough to light on fire. We then dug a small indent into a large ice cube and poured some Everclear in the crevice but the hole wasn’t deep enough to hold the amount of Everclear needed to light it on fire. We will definitely have to do some experimenting in making ice cones so that we can properly light our drinks on fire for our spring tiki party.