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Pint + Jigger | Honolulu, HI

The onslaught of tourism to Honolulu in the post-War years rapidly diminished the quality of well-wrought cocktails, as bars, in an effort to keep up with all that demand, turned to canned juices and cheap rum. The role of the city as tropical oasis slinging saccharine drinks in hollowed-out coconuts has persisted since. But over the past few years, a legitimate craft cocktail scene has been percolating just beyond the beach.

This drink, the handiwork of Dave Newman, owner of the welcoming gastropub-meets-craft cocktail hangout Pint + Jigger, is the perfect example of the tropical-classic mashup that has come to define some of the city’s most unique drinks.


Serving: 1

  • 1 3/4 ounces bourbon (Johnny Drum Black Label)
  • 1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
  • 1/2 ounce velvet falernum (John D. Taylors)
  • 2 dashes Hawaii Bitters Lilikoi Bitters

Garnish: lemon peel

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir until well diluted.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube.
  3. Express a lemon peel over the glass and drop it in to garnish.