Recipe by Jason Plummer of @barrelageddad

When I've got whiskey on my mind in the heat of an Arizona summer, this stirred and direct cocktail always satisfies. Beginning with the traditional formula of spirit, bitters and sugar, I add in pineapple and coffee elements. These flavors are often found in tiki beverages and bring a bright, tropical twist to the Old Fashioned base. To the surprise of many, they compliment each other extremely well. The overproof rum finishes out the tiki vibe and adds a bit of proof to this sipper.


Ingredients: (Serves 1)

  • 1½ oz Bourbon
  • ½ oz Overproof pineapple rum
  • ¼-½ oz Coffee liqueur
  • ½ oz Pineapple demerara simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Tiki bitters (or 1 dropper)
  • 2 Pineapple fronds and 3 coffee beans for garnish


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir.

Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over ice and add garnish.


Jason Plummer combines his love for craft cocktails and photography, documenting his experiments with classic drinks and inventive concoctions. But as he’ll happily tell you, his favorite job is being a dad.

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