I woke up today and decided to start up again with my weekly #TuesdayBoozeday posts. I mean, I am a bar manager and have access to so many products. After the holidays I decided to do some spring cleaning with our inventory and found that we have more than a few bottles of Galliano. What is sad to me is that so many people have no idea how phenomenal Galliano truly is and tend to see it only as the key ingredient in a Harvey Wallbanger. With a taste like no other, it is a blend of Mediterranean exotic herbs and plants, all sourced and blended in their natural form. Pretty cool huh? This exotic blend of flavors yields a taste that is rounded with a powerful and aromatic top note that softens to a mellow deep taste. With that being said, Galliano truly flourishes in Tiki-inspired cocktails.
Lucky for me, I have a few of these adorable tiki glasses that are just too darn cute not to use. They came in holiday gift sets with a bottle of Galliano. I found the perfect recipe for a fun and easy drink called “The Caribbean Cooler” which would be a great drink for your next backyard pool party. A simple blend of dark rum, Galliano, lime juice and ginger beer, you will want to keep drinking them. I garnished mine with candied ginger and Filthy Black Cherries which are gorgeous, wild Italian Amarena cherries that are slow cooked in copper pots. You can purchase them at select liquor stores or online. You can find candied ginger at the local supermarket in the International section.
I hope you enjoy this fun and easy cocktail. It is a dreary day in Tampa Bay today and since I will be working at the restaurant tonight, I am going to feature a few tiki drinks with Galliano. Cheers!
- 3/4 oz. Galliano L’Autentico
- 1 1/4 oz. Dark Rum
- 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- Top with Ginger Beer
- Garnish (your choice of a lemon wedge, cherry, orange or candied ginger)
- Shake all ingredients except ginger beer and strain into a Tiki mug filled with ice
- Top with ginger beer
- Garnish with a lemon wedge, mint, cherry, orange or candied ginger