One of the things my family members from Hawai`i, transplanted here on the Mainland, and I have in common is missing the local juices from home. Guava, Lilikoi (passion fruit), Mango, Strawberry Guava, Orange Passion, to name a few. The most famous is POG. Passion-Orange-Guava. One of my younger cousins up in Connecticut missed it so much she made her own blend after returning from a trip. The pics of her stirring the juice in the pitcher were too cute. And I had to admire her creativity.
When you are without something you love, you do what you can to recreate it. Several weeks ago, I was staring at orange juice in my fridge. Wondering what to do with it. I rarely ever buy juice. But I had it for making a BBQ sauce I got from a magazine.
I found myself wishing I had guava and lilikoi juices to mix with it.
But wait! I have an assortment of flavored rums. YES!
I decided this would be a POG that my aunties and uncles across the Mainland would love. And an easy cocktail for anyone to make. I love making some complicated cocktails, but sometimes, you just need something easy. Pour. Pour. Pour. Done. DRINK!
So Aunties, Uncles…this one’s for you! Mabuhay!
8-14 ounces chilled orange juice – store bought or fresh squeezed (depending on how strong you want it)
1 shot passion fruit rum
1 shot guava rum
Pour the rums into a highball or hurricane glass. Fill remainder of the glass with orange juice. Stir and serve!