It's Happy Hour! In this episode Ben struggles with his dislike of slushy cocktails while making a fruity Piña Colada. Is it because he can't get the right ratio of ice to the good stuff? Probably. Meanwhile Matthew presents a true rye whiskey classic, the Ward Eight. Matthew always was the classier brother. Recipes below.
Strawberry Kiwiberry Piña Colada
- 2 oz white Puerto Rican Rum (Bacardi)
- 1 oz pineapple rum (Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple)
- 2 oz Cream of Coconut
- 3 1/2 oz of Pineapple Juice
- 6 medium frozen strawberries
- 4 kiwi berries
- 1 1/4 cups of ice
Combine white rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, strawberries and kiwi berries into a blender (the pineapple rum is added later). Blend until smooth. Pour into a Hurricane glass or other large glass. Carefully pour pineapple rum on top as a float. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and fresh kiwi berries.
- 1 3/4 oz Rye (Bottled in Bond Rittenhouse)
- 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/4 oz Orange Juice
- 1/2 oz Grenadine
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds. Double-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry or three.