Imbibing Mr. Boston: Borinquen Cocktail

IMG_4602-800Here’s a cocktail with an interesting name.  Borinquen is the Taino word for Puerto Rico.  So, you will want to use a Puerto Rican rum in this recipe.  The Tainos are actually the native Arawak indians.  It seems that Cristóbal Colón, who we know as Christopher Columbus gave them the name Taino because it was the first word they used upon meeting the Italian Captain.  Taino means peace.  And in fact, they were quite peaceful.  So much so, that the Spanish called them the children of God.  Gente en Dios, which was inevitably shortened to endios, which became indians.  See how everything comes around?

Anyway, in case you’re wondering what borinquen means, it translates to “land of the brave lord”.  As for who created this Tiki cocktail, I have no idea.

1.5oz light rum
1oz lime juice
1oz orange juice
0.5oz passion fruit syrup
1 tsp 151 proof rum

Process with 1/2 cup crushed ice in blender on low-speed. Pour into chilled old-fashioned glass.

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