We know you have more than half a brain, and it doesn’t take a genius to realize that sipping a bourgie pina colada is a great idea. Take a vacation with this creation from Richard Leach of NYC’s The Hurricane Club, a Polynesian-themed restaurant and tiki bar that’s always on island time.
For the drink
2 oz. spiced rum
4 oz. pineapple, lemongrass, and coconut mixer (recipe below)
Cocoa nib bitters
2 fresh kaffir lime leaves
½ oz. lime juice
1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and transfer to a tall glass.
2. Garnish with pineapple or other tropical fruit, mint, and flowers.
For the mixer
2 oz. pineapple juice
½ tbsp. fresh lemongrass, chopped
Zest of ¼ lemon
2 oz. coconut milk
½ oz. water
1. Combine juice, lemongrass, and zest. Microwave for 90 seconds.
2. Cover and let sit 30 minutes.
3. Add milk and water.
The Hurricane Club, 360 Park Avenue South, at 26th Street (212-951-7111 or thehurricaneclub.com).
Photo: Courtesy of The Hurricane Club
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