Wow how time files. I'm really sorry, that I haven't posted anything in quite awhile! I miss posting recipes, and talking with all of my Tiki friends on Facebook and Twitter. My day job has been really busy this summer, and I haven't had much free time. I am a software developer by day, and in that field you have to update your skills all the time. So I have been doing a lot of learning.
Last week I was at the airport for work, and saw a big sign for Beach Bar Rum. That feeling of a tropical escape by way of a Tiki cocktail was calling my name. I knew immediately that I had to get a bottle of that rum and try it out!
The rum is actually called Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, and is named after Sammy Hagar of Van Halen. Sammy wanted a rum for his restaurants. So he joined up with a distillery in Hawaii. The rum is make with sugar cane from Hawaii.
Sammy's beach bar rum is a nice smooth white rum. It is a bit on the sweeter side, and is a lot like a Cachaça. Drinking a little bit of this rum will transport you to Hawaii. As you will see in the video I just cannot pronounce Cachaça no matter how hard I try. :-) Maybe another drink would have made it easier.
The website for Sammy's Beach Bar Rum had a number of drink recipes. One that stood out to me was Sammy's Maui Rocker.
To make a Sammy's Maui Rocker combine the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice:
- 1.5 oz Sammy's Beach Bar Rum
- 1.5 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz fresh sour mix
- .5 oz orange Curacao
- .25 oz grenadine
Shake the drink up really good and pour it, unstrained, into a tall glass.
Sammy's Maui Rocker is a little on the sweeter side, but it was still pretty good. When you pick up the glass the aroma of pineapple, orange, and lime fill your nose and transport you to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. After the first sip you taste the sweet flavors of pineapple, and orange. Then, the lemon and lime balance out the drink nicely. You can start to hear the gentle ocean waves, the warm sea breeze rustle the palm trees, and in the distance a steel drum playing that oh so familiar Hawaiian music.... Ah.. paradise.