Mystery Gardenia

Don the Beachcomber strikes again!

The Mystery Gardenia is an amazing tropical cocktail to help you cool off (and loosen up) on those warm summer nights!


This is a 2 part recipe, but it’s worth the extra effort.
I promise.
You will drink it and be all “!!ZOMG!! That was totally worth the extra effort!”

Recipe makes one glass:

– 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh is best)
– 3/4 ounce honey cream mix*
– 1 1/2 ounces light rum
– 1 dash Angostura bitters
– 1/2 cup crushed ice

Blender-ize (or food processor-ize) at high speed until smooth. Serve in a tall cocktail glass with a sprig of mint if you’re feeling fancy.

The Mystery Gardenia is smooth, cold, creamy, and a perfect combo of flavours for every palette.

I know this because I tested out on myself and my best friend. One of us loves sweet fruity drinks, the other prefers darker, stronger drinks such as whiskeys and bourbons. We both liked the flavour profile on this one.

Okole Maluna!

* The Honey Cream Mix is equal parts unsalted butter and honey.

Heat both separately on a low heat, then combine by whipping with a wire whip until well blended.

Use immediately, or store in the freezer. Then re-heat in the microwave or defrost by setting out on the counter.

Also, you can make a huge batch of the Honey Cream and then freeze it for future use. Please note, the Honey Cream Mix is freaking delicious and you will be tempted to drink it straight. Try to avoid the temptation and save it for the cocktail.



If you would like more recipes, you can check out my other tasty cocktails here:

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2 Responses to Mystery Gardenia

  1. Mary says:

    So is this our next concoction for your next trip here? Sounds a little more caloric than the last one, but pretty yummy because, you know, rum.

  2. Lynn Bee says:

    Yeah a cocktail with butter in it might not be ideal for those of us counting calories! I’ll try to find a yummy light rum cocktail special for the next visit <3

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