Something Tropical

A refreshing tropical cocktail made with dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, peach liqueur, and angostura bitters.

Something Tropical Cocktail

Something tropical is an original cocktail for when you’re in the mood for sipping something tropical. A refreshing and summery cocktail made with dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, peach liqueur, and angostura bitters.

Although it’s a pineapple-based cocktail, it’s actually really balanced and not overly sweet. It’s certainly tropical and citrusy, but the dark rum, bitters, and minimal sugar brings the cocktail back down to earth for a modern feel. I think you’ll be a huge fan.

Orgeat

Orgeat is the magical sweetener found in your Mai Tai. Orgeat is essentially an almond-flavored syrup made with sugar, almonds and orange flower water. You can usually find it in the mixers section of grocery stores or liquor stores (with the margarita mix etc.). If not, simple syrup can be substituted.

Pineapple Juice

Dole makes 6-ounce mini cans of real pineapple juice that come in the clutch for pineapple cocktails. I’d rather use small cans because I never end up using a gallon of pineapple juice and would waste a lot anyway. Smaller cans always keeps your pineapple juice fresh for when you need it.

Adequately shaken cocktails with pineapple juice will produce a frothy white head similar to egg white foam. This foam can help support garnishes such as a thin lemon slice.

Brûléed Lemon

Brûléed citrus is the process of browning a lemon or lime wedge with a kitchen torch (or oven’s broiler). Sprinkle a thinly sliced lemon wheel or wedge with a little sugar on both sides and brûlée with a kitchen torch until golden and starting to char. It adds smokey citrusy notes and serves as a fancy candied garnish.

You can also achieve this by placing a lemon slice on a baking sheet 5 inches from the broiler source. The process takes about 1-2 minutes and will caramelize the outside of the lemon.

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Something Tropical Cocktail

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A refreshing tropical cocktail made with dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, peach liqueur, and angostura bitters.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounces orgeat or simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce peach liqueur 
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters optional
  • Garnish with brûléed lemon slice

Instructions

Combine all ingredients (except lemon) in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with brûléed lemon slice.

Bruleed lemon

  1. Sprinkle a thinly sliced lemon wheel or wedge with a little sugar on both sides and brûlée with a kitchen torch until golden and starting to char. It adds smokey citrusy notes and serves as a fancy candied garnish. You can also achieve this by placing a lemon slice on a baking sheet 5 inches from the broiler source. The process takes about 1-2 minutes and will caramelize the outside of the lemon.

Notes

Angostura bitters are optional but adds spicy nutmeg notes and create a more well-balanced cocktail.

Keywords: tropical cocktail, pineapple cocktail, rum cocktails