The words elegant and tiki don’t go together much, but the Hawaiian Sunset is a whole new approach. This has all the elements of other great cocktails, including stunning presentation and a big unexpected flavors. As a point of order, this is currently my wife Sherry’s favorite cocktail, replacing the Hawaiian Eye. Make no mistake, its not just Hawaiian names, she likes a really sophisticated cocktail. The balanced and refined nature of this tiki offers a unparalleled flavor. The bold nature of such a beautiful drink definitely makes an impression.
Balancing the Hawaiian Sunset
You will find for a smaller cocktail, the Hawaiian Sunset packs a lot of flavor. Starting with a Jamaican rum will add that funky base, I have found an interesting rum choice here. The best I have found is J. Wray Silver Jamaican Rum. Not a traditional rum in my house, it does offer a less funky than usual approach expected from Jamaican Rums, and very reasonable price tag. Meanwhile the half ounces of of three big flavors play off this perfectly. One ingredient that is a bit off center it the sweet concoction Orgeat, there is a recipe here, and you can buy it from amazon too, link below. Our little dashes of grenadine are the final boost the Hawaiian Sunset needs to deliver the mouth watering flavor and stunning beauty.
Making this cocktail beautiful is simple, owing to the final drop of grenadine. This cocktail in particular is as beautiful as it is delicious.
J Wray Silver Jamaican Rum, Orgeat, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Grenadine
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Hawaiian Sunset Tiki Cocktail
A Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail has all the elements of other great cocktails, including stunning presentation and a big unexpected flavors.
- 1 1/2 oz J Wray Silver Jamaican Rum (Or Light Jamaican Rum)
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz Orgeat
- 1/4 oz Grenadine (1/8th oz for the mix, 1/8th ounce to add after the shake)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, reserving 1/2 of the grenadine (use 1/8th oz).
I add the grenadine last, by filling 1/4 oz in the jigger, then using about half of it, leaving the remainder in the jigger.
Strain into Martini glass.
Add remaining grenadine, it will sink to the bottom.
Garnish with a thinly sliced lemon wheel floated on top. Like the final reflection of the sun before it sets on the ocean.