Friday, March 28, 2014

Pirate's Cove

In part two of our look at macadamia nut liqueur, we thought that this winter was so darn cold that a little tiki would be in order. Macadamia nut liqueur rarely would be the main player in a drink; it is far to much of a cloying bully. To feature the liqueur, the multiplicity of ingredients and the acidic backing of a tiki drink can tame the macadamia sweetness to a level that is a more than drinkable - and you can actually have more than one.

The drink we came up with is gorgeous too. Since it looked the color of a shadowed Caribbean lagoon, we called it a Pirate's Cove. This recipe is low proof and versatile. If you would like to kick up the alcohol, I suggest two ounces of Kraken black spiced rum. Otherwise, if you would like to retain the full nut breadth of this drink, go with the pour below.

Pirate's Cove
Holly's Original

1 1/2 ounces macadamia nut liqueur (we used Trader Vic's)
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
3/4 ounce blue curaçao
1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

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