So yes I am VERY late for the new drink of the week, but I’ve got something very interesting as long as it’s not too late.
The Royal Hawiian matches some interesting flavors together for a decent tropical summer drink. It has a sweet almond aroma with a classy foam top and yellow/cream color. It starts out with a tropical sweet taste, hits the mid palette with a strange almond and gin combo, and finishes on a slight sour note and the mild alcohol burn of gin. It’s use of the almond syrup makes for a unique combo, but I don’t know how well it works together with the tropical flavors of the drink. It is though very much a tiki style drink (which aren’t really my favorite). If you are into tiki drinks this one might be a good one for you to try.
Also note that the original recipe calls for Orgeat Syrup (which is essentially orange blossom water with almond syrup). In most cases though Almond and Orgeat are interchangeable.
Alcohol Taste Rating: 4.5/10
Overall Rating: 7/10
Make it again? Not sure. Probably save it for anyone requesting something Tiki
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Orgeat Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Recipe Source: Common Man Cocktails