"Islands In The Stream Daiquiri" Cocktail

July 9, 2015 09:30
Recipe By: Robin Schempp, Right Stuff Enterprises, Inc., Culinary & Beverage Consultant
Makes 1 Cocktail
This recipe was submitted as part of the official Tales Of the Cocktail Competition 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA


Glass Used: Poco Grande Glass


1 oz      Bayou Sliver Rum

1/2 oz Gold or Amber Rum

I.E. Bacardi Carta de Oro or Old New Orleans Amber

1 1/2 oz  The Perfect Purée Sweet Hibiscus Purée

1 oz  Freshly Squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz 50/50 cane simple syrup*  

1/2 oz BroVo Lucky Falernum

1 drop Wild Hibiscus Hibiscus Extract

Pinch  Wild Hibiscus Hibiscus Flower Salt


Wild Hibiscus Hibiscus Flower 1/2 salted rim Poco Grande Glass

Float   Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum

1 each Fabbri Amarena Whole Natural Cherry

For machine frozen:

*replace with Fee Bros. Neutral Slush Base

** Replace with filtered water


Blend top eight ingredients with 6-8 oz crushed ice** and pour (if desired, strain to remove large ice fragments) into a ½ Hibiscus Flower salted rim glass, float with Papa’s Pilar dark rum and top opposite salt side with Amarena cherry

*For machine frozen: replace with Fee Bros. Neutral Slush Base

** Replace with filtered water for machine frozen


Prepare half the glass with a Hibiscus Flower salt rim

Float Papa’s Pilar in The Stream - the Hemingway


Islands in The Stream - the Hemingway novel (though if one drinks too many the sound of Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton singing Bee Gees song of same name could easily start playing in ones head).  

The (Hemingway inspired) Daiquiri certainly plays a role in the novel and this “boat drink”, but the flavors and imagery of both Bimini and Cuba represented in Islands in the Stream are further summoned with the addition of the exotic island hibiscus and spicy Falernum and of course the blend of rums – a drink that was made for New Orleans, inspired by the islands and that salty adventuring sea man Papa.........Hemingway.