1 oz Jamaican rum (gold)
1 oz Puerto Rican Rum (white)
1⁄2 oz Demerara Rum
1 oz Club soda
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup (see notes)
1⁄4 oz Falernum
1⁄2 t Ginger syrup
Instructions

In a blender, add everything and blend on high for 5 seconds. Pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass.

Notes

Honey Syrup is 1:1 honey:hot water, stirred until dissolved. To make ginger syrup, cut 2 inches of peeled ginger root into coins. In a saucepan, add the ginger, 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and cover. Steep for 2 hours, then strain.

History

The "Q.B." is for "Quiet Birdmen", a drinking organization for pilots founded in 1921 which included Charles Lindbergh and a few astronauts among its members. The Bum also says that this drink was the inspiration for Trader Vic's Mai Tai (though I can't see the similarities, honestly).

Cocktail summary
Created by
Donn Beach
Year
1937
Is an
authentic recipe
Reference

Beachbum Berry Remixed, pg. 84

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  • Made it twice now, using Coruba Dark, Flor de Cana Extra Seco, And Appleton Estate V/X. Excellent and the ingredients sound like a great tonic if you are under the weather. — ★★★★★
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