Really stoked about this offering from Julie Reiner of the now regrettably closed Lani Kai in New York. It’s probably the most un-tiki of all tiki drinks I’ve ever encountered, which is precisely its charm. The perfect solution for dudes who think they’re too manly for a tropical rum drink, this one is more like an Old Fashioned with super-rich dark rum added. Actually, that’s exactly what it is. Plus the Whiskey Barrel Aged bitters, which are basically Angostura bitters on steroids.
Black Pearl ✯✯✯✯1/2
1 1/2 oz Old Forester 100-proof bourbon
3/4 oz Cruzan Black Strap rum
1 tsp rich demerara syrup (2:1)
1 dash Fees Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged bitters
Stir and strain into a rocks glass containing a few ice cubes. Orange peel garnish.