This weekend it was all about the Puka Punch! and that`s a nice drink using many rums so you can play around a bit with it!
The Puka Punch was made by Ray Buhen of the Tiki Ti in the 1960s (in 1961 Ray opened the Tiki Ti, now owned by Ray`s son Mike and grandson Mike Jr)
For this Challenge, I made two Puka Punches, the first one (in the picture on top of this post) was made with the recipe above but using different rums, Old New Orleans white rum, Blackwell rum and floats of demerara and blackstrap.
The second one is Puka Punch double! a wicked combination of Smith and Cross, Rougaroux Fullmoon Dark, Rhum JM agricole blanc with big rich floats of Lost Spirits Distillery 151 Cuban and Cruzan Blackstrap! to round up the#PukaPunchChallenge2015
This rum combo turned out fantastic! and the recipe is a twist of the classic one:
Puka Punch Double
2 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz mango juice
0.75 oz passion fruit syrup
0.75 oz orange honey mix
0.25 oz falernum
1 oz Smith and Cross
1 oz Rougaroux Fullmoon Dark
2 oz Rhum JM agricole blanc
Floats of equal amounts of Lost Spirits Distillery 151 Cuban and Cruzan Blackstrap, to taste
2 dashes Angostura bitters
14 oz crushed ice
Blend in blender at high speed for no more than 5 seconds and pour unstrained into a 25 oz snifter and add more crushed ice if needed. Pour the floats and don`t be shy! Garnish with 2 speared pineapple chunks and 2 maraschino cherries, two orchids and two tropical leaves.
The Floating Rumshack tiki is happy! belly full of Puka Punch…..
If you want to join the Challenges or just take a look at all the nice drinks, follow @el_nova_1 on Instagram for updates! and for the drinks, the hashtag #pukapunchchallenge2015