Aku Aku

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (77 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Pineapple wedge, Luxardo Maraschino cherry and mint sprig

How to make:

BLEND all ingredients with a small scoop of crushed ice and fine strain into glass (push through sieve using back of a bar spoon).

1 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
1/2 fl oz Peachtree peach schnapps
1 1/2 fl oz Pineapple juice (freshly extracted/pressed/squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
10 fresh Mint leaves
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Review:

This Tiki classic looks a little like frozen stagnant pond water but tastes minty fresh and rather good.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Victor Bergeron's 1972 Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide (revised edition).

AKU AKU.
Juice of 1 lime
8 or 10 large fresh mint leaves
1 dash rock candy syrup
½ slice pineapple
½ ounce peach liqueur
1 ounce light Puerto Rican rum
12-ounce glass of shaved ice
Blend thoroughly in electric drink mixer. Serve in tiki stem pearl glass or large cocktail glass.

Victor Bergeron, Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide, 1972

Alcohol content:

  • 0.8 standard drinks
  • 8.59% alc./vol. (17.18° proof)
  • 10.9 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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