Gunboat Beach

"Inspired by classic recipes like the Polynesian Paralysis, Fog Cutter, Eastern Sour, etc... 🌴 I wanted to create a tropical cocktail that contained all kinds of recognizable ingredients in some sort of 'core' drink 🍹. Twelve year old Jamaican Appleton Rum at the base 🇯🇲 Lime and Orgeat to build the Sour template 🗿 and a trifecta of Orange to expand the flavor profile. 👅 The bitters float because... Well, because I'm a sucker for more Ango in drinks. Btw, on itself, orange juice is quite boring (I'll always lean towards Grapefruit or Pineapple in stead 🍍), yet when you support it with both an orange liqueur (Dry Curaçao here) and orange bitters 🍊 you get a broad addition of its flavor spectrum, and that's where it gets fun again. Nothing too crazy, just a damn tasty drink, exactly how I like it. ❤️ Cheers, Drinksta!"
-- @servedbysoberon

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Feel like you're on vacation while sipping this tropical take on the Mai Tai. The dark Jamaican rum, lime juice, and Orgeat syrup build a classic Sour base with an added twist of orange and bitters to create a more complex flavor profile. Serve in a tiki glass for the full island experience and enjoy!

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  • 2 ounces Appleton 12 rum
  • 3/4 fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat
  • 1/3 ounce Dry Curaçao
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Angostura Bitters


  • Step 1

    In a cocktail shaker, shake the rum, lime and orange juices, Curaçao, orange bitters and Orgeat with crushed ice.

  • Step 2

    Pour into a chilled Tiki glass and top with a float of the Angostura Aromatic bitters. Garnish with mint.