The Uke Solo, highlights bourbon in a context that it is not ordinarily found in tiki drinks.
Graham, who created this drink, said the sweet oaky character of the bourbon stands on the shoulders of the pineapple juice making a more boldly flavored base for a tiki drink than rum usually offers. “The extra kick afforded by the barrel-proof bourbon in the double-neck version is sure to please both bourbon lovers and tiki enthusiasts,” He said.
1.5 oz Weller Special Reserve Bourbon
1.5 oz pineapple juice
0.5 oz Génépy liqueur (e.g., Dolin Génépy des Alpes)
0.25 oz orange curaçao liqueur
Squeeze lime juice
Large mint sprig
Shake all liquid ingredients vigorously to chill and aerate the cocktail. It should come out a bit frothy, which creates a lighter body and silkier texture. Strain the cocktail into an ice-filled Poco Grande or hurricane glass. Garnish with mint and cherries. Add a float of barrel-proof bourbon to the top to make this a double-neck Uke Solo.
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