This is a potent mix of three types of rum and a blend of fruit juices. The classic finish is to float a bit of 151 proof rum right on top.


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Invented at Don The Beachcomber in 1934 SERVES 1


  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce gold rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • ½ ounce apricot brandy
  • 1 ounce creme de banane
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ ounce 151- proof rum
  • mint or tropical fruit for garnish


Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in all the liquid ingredients except the 151-proof rum. Shake; strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Pour the 151-proof rum over the back of a spoon, floating it on top. Stir gently. Garnish with mint.