Imibibing Mr. Boston: Bossa Nova Special Cocktail

IMG_4664-800A tiki style cocktail from the dark ages of mixology, this comes from a cocktail competition held at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1969.  Interestingly, The Beatles stayed at this hotel in 1965 while they were filming their second movie, “Help!”.  Other than that, I don’t have a lot of history on this rather herbal tropical drink.  The Galliano gives a slight anise touch which won’t be to everyone’s liking.  As for me, it lifted it from being bland and one-dimensional.

Make sure that you “dry shake” the mixture before adding ice.  This helps break up the egg white into foam.  Pineapple juice also creates a foam when shaken, so this is extra foamy.  Make sure you use a good sized glass.

Bossa Nova Special Cocktail
1oz dark rum
1oz galliano
0.25oz apricot flavored brandy
2oz pineapple juice
0.25oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Garnish: maraschino cherry

Shake without ice.  Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled highball glass.  Garnish with cherry.

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