A classic from the tiki-culture pantheon.
• 1.5 oz aged rum such as Mount Gay Eclipse
• 0.5 oz Cointreau
• 1.5 oz orgeat
• 1 oz lime juice
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 12 to 15 seconds. Strain into rocks glass or tiki mug. Add crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint, and if you like, a brandied cherry and edible flower. Serves 1.
—Photographed at the TIKI BAR at The Waldorf