Royal Hawaiian

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Discerning Drinkers (28 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

Urban Bar Freddo Coupe Glass

Garnish:

Skewered pineapple wedge or dehydrated pineapple slice wheel & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1 fl oz Pineapple juice (freshly extracted/pressed/squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
5/12 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
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Hazardous ingredients

Giffard Orgeat Syrup is potentially hazardous for those with an allergy, intolerance or medical condition.

Review:

A fruity almond gin sour that's reminiscent of Mai Tai served straight-up for gin lovers.

History:

The Royal Hawaiian was created in 1948 at the Moana Hotel in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii and first appears in print in Ted Saucier's 1951 Bottoms Up.

ROYAL HAWAIIAN
Courtesy, Moana Hotel, Honolulu
1 jigger gin
1 jigger pineapple juice
⅓ jigger lemon juice
1 teaspoon orgeat syrup
Ice
Shake well, and serve in a chilled champagne glass.

Ted Saucier, Bottoms Up, 1951

In 1953, the Moana Hotel's bungalows on the opposite side of the road were demolished and after over a year of construction, the Princess Kaiulani Hotel opened on the site, named after Princess Ka'iulani. It appears The Royal Hawaiian cocktail remerged in this new hotel named Princess Kaiulani as its signature cocktail.

Princess Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn (1875-1899) was the only child of Princess Miriam Likelike and the last heir apparent to the throne of the Hawaiian. After the royal family was overthrown in 1893 she mounted a valiant but unsuccessful fight to preserve the Hawaiian monarchy. After chronic health issues, she died aged just 23 at her home in Hawaii.

Nutrition:

One serving of Royal Hawaiian contains 158 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1 standard drinks
  • 13.3% alc./vol. (26.6° proof)
  • 13.6 grams of pure alcohol
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