It's not as impressive as 10 hours of extra features on the Lord of the Rings DVD set, but this recipe is our version of "behind the scenes." When we shot our Spring/Summer 2020 collection in Joshua Tree last fall, our awesome creative team set up basecamp at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs – a funky mid-century oasis with a stellar in-house gastro pub.
After hours in the desert sun, we'd wrap each day by chowing down on pastrami sandos and slurping fruity cocktails. We'd be lying if we said we got the recipes (we didn't), but we did walk away with a renewed appreciation for tiki umbrellas and dark rum. So here's our best attempt at a recreation...
Tiki Tiki Rum Rum (inspired by Wexler's @ Arrive Palm Springs)
• 2 oz. dark rum
• 1 oz. passion fruit syrup
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• Pineapple slice, lime wedge, umbrella for garnish
Fill a tall glass with crushed ice (if you don't have crushed ice, put ice in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin -- save and reuse the bag!). Combine rum, passion fruit syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker with some ice cubes. Do a little dance and shake until the shaker is cold n' frosty. Pour into the glass. Garnish with pineapple slice, lime, umbrella... whatever feels tropical!