Caribbean Punch

1 oz Puerto Rican Rum (gold)
1 oz Jamaican rum, Appleton Estate V/X
1 12 oz Sarsaparilla soda (or root beer)
12 oz Falernum
12 oz Simple syrup
12 oz Lime juice
1 ds Grenadine
3 ds Bitters, Angostura
6 dr Herbal liqueur, Pernod (or absinthe)
3 dr Almond syrup
8 oz Crushed ice
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Blend at high speed for 5 seconds or under, pour unstrained into something tall and add ice to top. Garnish.
Martin Doudoroff, in his Tiki+ app, speculates that the sarsaparilla may be a nod to the soda fountains of Don's youth. I think they may be inspired by the mauby (sometimes "mavi") tree bark-based sodas popular throughout the Caribbean, which share flavor notes in common with sarsaparillas and root beers.
From other users
  • 6/13/20: Made as written except omitted grenadine (didn't have) and simple syrup (sweet enough without). Quite tasty. Might increase lime to 0.75 oz and/or reduce root beer to 1 oz. — ☆☆☆☆
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