The Pearl Diver is Don the Beachcomber’s iced take on hot buttered rum. Key to its construction is a propriety mixture known as Gardenia Mix—an amalgam of honey, butter and spiced syrups. In Gaby Mlynarczyk’s version of the mix, far fewer ingredients are required, and browned butter, rather than simply softened butter, lends a slightly savory note.
Reprinted with permission from Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes, by Chloe Frechette, copyright © 2020. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Photographs copyright © 2020 by Lizzie Munro.