Tiki Cocktail The Eddie Would Go

Drink: The Eddie Would Go

 Photo by Rey Lopez

Photo by Rey Lopez

Find it at: Radiator, 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 202-742-3150, radiatordc.com

What is it? The drink packs a powerful punch and comes served in a tiki mug, topped with a cinnamon stick, pineapple wedge and purple orchid.

How to garnish: Rosner recommends going all-out on tiki accessories. “That’s half the fun,” she says. Pretty much anything is allowed, except mint, she says. “It ruins the drink’s flavor.”

How to make:

  • ½ ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce honey cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce Chartreuse
  • 2 ounces Haleakala Distillers Maui Okolehao (from Hawaii) or 1 ounce Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum and 1 ounce of Cotton & Reed White Rum (from DC)
  • Pebble or semi-crushed ice
  • 2–3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Add the lime and grapefruit juices to a glass, then add the honey cinnamon syrup, Chartreuse and your pick of either Okolehao or a 1:1 ounce mix of Cotton & Reed white and dry spiced rum. Add ice until the drink is topped off. Use a stir stick to lightly mix. Finish with 2 to 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.

To make the honey cinnamon syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 spoonful raw honey (Rosner uses Really Raw Honey from Baltimore)

Stir all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring the ingredients to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the mix reduces to a syrup-like consistency. Let the syrup cool, then cover and store in a refrigerator.