Test Pilot

This is a Don the Beachcomber (Donn Beach) recipe from the early 1940s. Don(n) helped catapult the tiki movement to popularity in the mid 19th century. I've seen pictures of the drink garnished with a jet plane made of ice, which looks kind of cool but an unmitigated balls ache to make. 1.5 oz Black … Continue reading Test Pilot

Shrunken Skull

I couldn't find much information on this drink, save that it was created in the 1950s. It does seem to have been on the menu of the Mai Kai, a Florida tiki haunt, since it opened in the mid '50s, so perhaps that is its origin. 1 oz Overproof dark rum 1 oz Cuban or … Continue reading Shrunken Skull