Drink of the Week: Dark Magic
Guess how much I love you? Enough that I am giving away the recipe to one of the my most favorite drinks in the whole world. It is a creation of my lovely husband Craig (aka Colonel Tiki) and while it has prep work (creating your own ingredients!) I think the extra effort is worth it. This drink is inspired by one we had at the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, one of the last great tiki bars in America.
Get a good Jamaican rum since it really shines in this drink. I like Coruba or Smith & Cross (obviously).
1 oz lime juice (fresh, always, amen)
1/2 pineapple juice (fresh or unsweetened)
1/2 oz coffee syrup*
1/4 vanilla syrup
1/4 passion fruit syrup
2 oz dark Jamaican rum
dash Herbsaint (sub. absinthe)
Method #1: Blend all ingredients with one cup ice in 5 one second pulses in blender. Do not overblend.
Method #2: Shake with ingredients in shaker with crushed ice.
*Make your own coffee syrup!
1 cup extra strong coffee (dark roast)
2 cups sugar
Bring almost to boil in saucepan, let cool on off heat. Keep in bottle in fridge, keeps for 1 month.
Image Credit: Tikimama