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Don the Beachcomber’s Kona Cocktail

Don the Beachcomber's Kona Cocktail

A tropical classic unearthed by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.

The Kona Cocktail recipe from Don the Beachcomber was only recently revealed by tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry in the newest edition of Sippin’ Safari. The original Jamaican rum used in this circa 1937 recipe no longer exists; Berry suggests using Rum-Bar Gold or Hamilton Jamaican Gold as a replacement.


  • 1 oz. gold Jamaican rum
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz. passion fruit syrup
  • ¼ oz. honey syrup (1:1)
  • 2 Tbsp. diced fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • Tools:blender, medium-mesh strainer
  • Glass:cocktail


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds, or until pineapple has liquified. Strain through a medium-mesh strainer into a chilled glass, agitating as you strain to force as much liquid as possible into the glass.

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