Victor J. "Trader Vic" Bergeron created this tiki cocktail to showcase a 17-year-old Jamaican rum, not the bevy of syrups and juices that later came to define the drink. That's why at Smuggler's Cove—one of the world's great rum destinations—they strip away the drink's sugary shroud and return it to its roots.
1 tablespoon (1/2 oz.) dry curaçao (such as Pierre Ferrand)
1/4 cup (2 oz.) blended aged rum
12 ounce crushed ice
How to Make It
Combine lime juice, simple syrup, orgeat syrup, dry curaçao, and rum with crushed ice and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake until a frost forms on the shaker, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour entire contents of shaker into a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and spent lime wedge.