Adapted from the original Trader Vic’s recipe, this version uses avocado pit orgeat, instead of the more common almond version.

By / Photography By Sean Kelly Conway | March 26, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces aged rum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao
Avocado Pit "Orgeat"
  • 4 to 5 whole avocado pits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

About this recipe

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After straining any fruit shrub or infusion, try dehydrating the byproduct for garnish. Put it all in a vitamix or blender and blend it up. Spread a thin layer on a dehydrator tray to create a fruit leather, or flash cooking pieces in simple syrup before drying for more of a candy. If at all possible, find a way to compost bar scraps. The more organic material we can keep out of the landfill, the more we are reducing methane emissions.

Instructions

To Make the Avocado Pit "Orgeat":  Clean the pits of any remaining avocado meat. Dry out overnight or speed up the process in the oven at 200° for approximately two hours. Once they are fully dry, peel off the outer layer. Blend the remaining pits in a high-speed blender to a chunky consistency. Place in the oven, spread on a baking sheet, at 200° for five to 10 minutes, stirring halfway. Boil the water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add the avocado pits and remove from heat. Once cooled, store overnight in an airtight container. After at least 24 hours of infusion, fine strain.

To Make the Cocktail: Shake ingredients with ice. Strain and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with luxardo cherry and star anise.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces aged rum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao
Avocado Pit "Orgeat"
  • 4 to 5 whole avocado pits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

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