gin, orgeat
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a presented by Cocktail Detour


Humuhumunukunukuapua’a is the tongue twisting name of this gorgeous cocktail by Marcovaldo Dionysos. It gets its pale pink colour thanks to the mix of orgeat and Peychaud’s.

Always fun to use orgeat we think. It creates this matt finish that’s quite funky on a cocktail. As the cocktail is from the Smuggler’s Cove book, it should of course be defined as a tiki cocktail. Hence we enhanced this fact by garnishing with a chimpanzee climbing a palmtree.

It’s a really tasty cocktail, sweet and sour at the same time. Also it’s interesting to do tiki cocktails based on gin rather than rum, they are not too common.




0,75 oz lemon juice
0,75 oz pineapple juice
0,5 oz orgeat
2 oz gin
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a double rocks glass, over a big ice cube.




  1. It looks easier to make than to say. Is there any particular type of gin that you recommend (e.g., London Dry, Old Tom, New American)?

  2. Very hard to pronounce yes! The original recipe doesn’t mention a specific type of gin. Probably most gins will work fine. But maybe go for a fairly neutral one as both pineapple juice and orgeat are strong flavors.

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