Okolehao Punch

This mock-Hawaiian device hails from the archives of the (mock) Hawaiian Room, at New York’s Hotel Lexington, a tiki pioneer that opened in the late 1930s and offered “authentic atmosphere, melodious music, native dancing, and tropical cuisine of the famous islands.” Okolehao is an Hawaiian liquor distilled in part from the roots of the ti plant, from which grass skirts are made. Needless to say, it doesn’t come anywhere near this drink.

2 ounces gin
1 1/2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces canned coconut milk
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar

Shake and strain into a large tumbler (or, of course, a coconut shell) filled with shaved or crushed ice. Add straw.

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