1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon
3⁄4 oz Virgin Islands Rum, Cruzan Blackstrap
1 ds Bitters

Stir and strain over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.


Creator recommends Old Forester 100-proof bourbon and Fee Bros. Barrel-Aged Bitters.

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Posted by nick on
Created by
Joseph Swifka, Lani Kai, New York, NY
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  • Good, but I’m not sure the Cruzan and the bourbon do much for each other
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Dan commented on 3/23/2011:

I received a message from Julie Reiner. "... I did not create the Black Pearl. It was created by my former head bartender at Lani Kai. His name is Joseph Swifka."