Prep for Rum Day: Beachcomber

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You can’t talk about rum and its post-prohibition popularity without mentioning the name Ernest Beaumont-Gantt.

“Ummm…Who?” you may ask.

Gantt, better known as Donn Beach, was one of the pioneers of the Tiki phenomenon of the 1940s and 50s. He opened a successful Hollywood restaurant, Don the Beachcomber, and concocted such famed drinks as the Zombie.

It seemed more than appropriate to dedicate a post today to Donn Beach as today is National Rum Day; Beach’s cocktails turned the rum category from the foreign and exotic to something of a staple. So today, I’m offering up the Beachcomber cocktail as a fitting Tiki tribute to Donn Beach.

Beachcomber (from our friend Robert Plotkin’s recipe database at
1 ½ oz. Light Rum
¾ oz. Raspberry Liqueur
½ oz. Triple Sec (I use Hiram Walker)
½ oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
1 ½ oz. lemon sour mix
Pour the ingredients into an iced mixing glass. Shake and strain into a specialty glass with ice. Garnish with a limed wedge.



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4 responses to “Prep for Rum Day: Beachcomber

  1. Love your blog Stephanie! I found you via Twitter and had to scope out your site. I am a huge fan of cocktails and martinis, and am also from New England. Great site!

    • cocktailculture

      Thanks, Kinsey! I am lovin’ your site as well. Keep in touch and share some fun cocktails you have in your adventures 🙂


  2. Is he any relation to the guy who created the Gantt chart?

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