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Classic Chief Lapu Lapu Cocktail

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Chief Lapu Lapu is a classic 1950s Tiki Cocktail. Chief Lapu Lapu was a Filipino chief from the 1500s that was one of the first to resist Spanish colonization. There are many variations of this delicious drink. Here is one common one that I've found on the Internet that I really enjoy.
  Dark rum 1 1⁄2 Ounce (Jamaican Type)
  Light rum 1 1⁄2 Ounce (Puerto Rica Style)
  Freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Ounce
  Freshly squeezed orange juice 3 Ounce
  Simple syrup 1 Ounce
  Passion fruit syrup 3⁄4 Ounce

To start off combine the Dark Jamaican Rum, Light Puerto Rican Rum, Fresh Squeezed, Lemon Juice, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, and Passion Fruit Syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. I always like to shake mine until the outside of the shaker becomes cool to the touch and condensation starts to form. By shaking the drink the ice melts a little and the recipe relies on that melting to dilute the strong flavors just a bit.

Pour the drink unstrained into a brandy snifter. This drink is traditionally served in a brandy snifter, but if you don't have one that's all right. Any glass will do. Then, garnish with a lemon and/or orange peel. I just peel my lemon and orange with a regular vegetable peeler before I juice the fruit. The peels add a great aroma and the oils in the peel add to the flavor.

Recipe Summary

Wine And Drink
Cocktail, Alcohol
Drinks Channel
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cocktails with citrus flavors are sizzling and great for beach parties or summer parties. Check out chef Damon mixing up rums, citrus flavors and seasonings to make the classic Chief Lapu Lapu cocktail. Great breakaway from monotony!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 188 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.02 g0.03%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.01%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 15.4 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.2 g0.79%

Sugars 17.8 g

Protein 0.2 g0.41%

Vitamin A 0.7% Vitamin C 31.1%

Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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