Confleur’s Piña Colada

piña colada riffExperimenting with rum styles is one of the easiest ways to bring new life to the classic Piña Colada, and at Confleur in Paducah, Kentucky, the staff chose a Barbados rum with hints of natural banana flavor and a spiced rum for a nice contrast of sweetness and spice.

1½ oz. Bumbu Rum (Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva or Plantation Xaymaca would also work)
½ oz. spiced rum
½ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. coconut cream
1½ oz. pineapple juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: hurricane
Garnish: pineapple leaf

Combine all the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake to chill. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with pebble ice, then garnish with pineapple leaf.

Matt Johnston, Confleur, Paducah, Kentucky

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