The history of this drink started in the 1930s when Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt opened his first restaurant called Don the Beachcomber. The restaurant was filled with souvenirs that he brought back from the Caribbean and South Pacific. The food and drinks he served were infused with typical Caribbean flavors. It was a little tropical paradise in between the city vibe of Hollywood. This was the birth of Tiki cocktails. Though you might think that the Beachcomber cocktail was also an invention of Gantt, there is a version of the story that tells us that it was actually the restaurant Trader's Vic who first came up with this cocktail. Which one is true, we don't know for sure. But this is definitely a cocktail worth drinking!
- ¾ part Senior Curaçao Liqueur (Triple Sec)
- 2 parts Light rum
- ¾ part Lime juice
- 2 dashes Maraschino liqueur
- ¼ tsp simple syrup (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Martini glass
How to prepare
Add ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.