1 oz Puerto Rican Rum (gold)
1 1⁄2 oz Sarsaparilla soda (or root beer)
1⁄2 oz Falernum
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 ds Grenadine
6 dr Herbal liqueur, Pernod (or absinthe)
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Instructions

Blend at high speed for 5 seconds or under, pour unstrained into something tall and add ice to top. Garnish.

Notes

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.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Don the Beachcomber.
Year
1937
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

Jeff Berry, Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari, p. 36.

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  • 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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Comments

KC still won't let me input "almond extract" as an ingredient--it automatically adds "syrup" after I type "almond."