Today it is the Kamehameha Day in Hawaii and so to celebrate – here`s a favorite again, Kamehameha Rum Punch.
This interestingÂ drink recipe is from Sippin`Safari and originates from the Hotel King Kamehameha in Kona, Hawaii, as the origin of the drink around 1960. The reason i post it again is that today its the memorail day of Kamehameha the Great in Hawaii and that`s worth celebrating.
So who was King Kamehameha you might ask?Â Kamehameha – also known as Kamehameha the Great was the head of a dynasty ruling the Hawaiian islands for more than a century. The name Kamehameha (pronounced kuh-may-ha-may-ha) means â€œthe one set apart.â€Â He conquered the Hawaiian islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawai`i in 1810.
This drink is actually named after the Hotel King Kamehameha in Kona, Hawaii who took the name after the great Hawaiian King â€“ Kamehameha.
Every year on Kamehameha Day (June 11, a state holiday in Hawaiâ€™i), National Statuary Hall is the scene of a ceremony in honor of the king and the statue of Kamehameha the Great is draped with lovely leis of fragrant flowers from Hawaiâ€™i. The Festival continues to pay tribute to Kamehameha and acts to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.
I wish i could have a fragrant lei around my neck but will have to do with an ice cold drink..which isnÂ´t bad at all.
1 oz Light Rum
2 oz Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Blackberry Brandy (i used Creme de Cassis)
1 tsp Grenadine (i used my homemade hibiscus grenadine, which adds a fresh tropical floral aroma)
1 tsp Sugar Syrup
1 oz Dark Rum
Shake everything but the dark rum with ice and strain into a tall or rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Float dark rum on top, and garnish with a pineapple chunk speared to a cherry.
Aloha and okole maluna!