The Last Rites is fast becoming one of my favorite cocktails. The classic tiki drink hails from Mai-Kai in Florida, and was developed by Mariano Liucdine in the 50’s. The drink is balanced, save for a wallop of that indescribable passionfruit funk.
Since we moved to the East Bay I’ve been frequenting Kon-Tiki, Oakland’s premier tiki bar, which has a wonderful to go menu. When all of this covid madness ends I’m really hoping bars continue offering to go cocktails. It’s about the one positive thing about Covid.
- 3 oz Aged Rhum Agricole
- .75 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Passionfruit syrup
- .25 oz Falernum
- Blend with ~6 oz of ice
- Pour into a highball glass with some additional crushed ice in it (don’t strain it first)