American Tiki

Robert Rugg-Hinds, The Eddy | New York

An all-American homage to the tiki genre, this drink includes an overproof white blackstrap rum for a hint of molasses and spice. While Robert Rugg-Hinds typically uses a house-made “Kentucky Falernum,” which mixes spice-infused bourbon with lemon juice and pecan syrup, home bartenders can “save the hassle and use John D. Taylor Velvet Falernum,” he advises.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum, preferably Prichard's Crystal Rum
  • 1/4 ounce white blackstrap rum, preferably Thomas TewWidows Walk Overproof Blackstrap Rum
  • 3/4 ounce falernum
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Garnish: cloves, orange bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a tall glass mug or tiki mug.
  2. Add crushed ice and mix with a swizzle stick or spoon to combine.
  3. Top with more crushed ice to fill the glass.
  4. Garnish with cloves and a few dashes of orange bitters.

Tagged: blackstrap rum, Tiki