The Port au Prince, named for the capital of Haiti, is yet another Don the Beachcomber original, invented in the 1930s as a vehicle for Haitian Barbancourt 3-star rum. Barbancourt differs from most other rums in that it is made with cane sugar juice rather than molasses. This style of rum is typically referred to as rhum agricole.
Rhum agricole is drier and more herbaceous than its common cousin, and it provides an interesting flavour profile for cocktails. It almost tastes somewhere between rum and whiskey. We aren't treating it as a new bottle because it is typically used in place of rum as a modifier, but it's interesting to try rhum agricole in the rum cocktails we've already posted.
We couldn't find Rum Barbancourt 3-star here in Calgary, so we've used a rhum agricole from Martinique that is still quite nice.
What you need
- 1.5 oz. rhum agricole amber
- 1 oz. amber rum
- 0.75 oz. falernum
- 0.75 oz. lime juice
- 0.5 oz. pineapple juice
- 0.25 oz. grenadine
- 0.25 oz. ginger syrup
- 1 dash tiki bitters (substitute Angostura if needed)
How it's made
Shake all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a copper mug or julep cup full of crushed ice. Garnish with a cherry, pineapple wedge, lime wedge, or whatever else tikis your fancy.