1 1⁄2 oz Puerto Rican Rum
1⁄2 oz Demerara Rum
1⁄2 oz Jamaican rum
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1 ds Butter (sweet; see note)
1 ds Honey

Blend and pour unstrained into a coconut shell or tiki mug; garnish with a gardenia.


The combination of butter, honey, pimento dram, vanilla syrup, and cinnamon syrup is known as Don's Gardenia Mix or Pearl Diver mix. It is best batched as follows: 1 oz butter 1 oz honey 1 t cinnamon syrup and 1/2 t each of allspice and vanilla. (Note that Punch recommends a slightly but negligibly different recipe.) Combine and cream in a sauce pan.


Variation on Don the Beachcomber's Pearl Diver created to give life to the fictional Polynesian Pearl Diver from the film Django Unchained.

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Is it intentional that the mix listed in the ingredients has equal amounts of butter/honey/vanilla/allspice/cinnamon but the mix in the notes has very different proportions?