GUAVA GUAVA ISLAND

It would probably be impossible to fulfill my tiki theme if I didn't feature a cocktail heavy on guava. "Guava Guava Island" builds around the central ingredient with a host of Caribbean flavors. The key lime juice brings a wonderful tartness to the drink and blends well with the other more muted ingredients.


For the drink:

-1 1/2 oz white or lightly aged rum (Diplomatico Planas)

-1/2 oz triple sec (Cointreau)

-1/2 oz fresh key lime juice

-1/4 oz allspice dram (homemade or St. Elisabeth Allspice Dram)

-3 oz guava juice

-1/2 oz simple syrup

-1 oz coconut cream


Garnish:

Azalea blossoms (DON'T PUT THEM IN YOUR DRINK, THEY ARE POISONOUS)

Cocktail cherry


Glassware:

Milkshake glass


Combine all of the drink ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill three-quarters with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into your glass through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer. Garnish.


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