Bald Man’s Chest


The Bald Man’s Chest is my submitted recipe for the Iron Tikitender 2015, a tropical bartending competition to be held on July 11th of 2015 during Tiki Kon in Vancouver, WA.

That’s the first year that they accept bartenders from out of the US…and I think that I’m the only one non american bartender on it!

Today, I received bad news by mail from the event organization: my cocktail is not selected, I’m not between the three bartenders chosen and I couldn’t travel to the final. And I finally decided to share my recipe with the whole world to enjoy it at home (if you have all the ingredients!!!).

When I was thinking on it, the first thing was what kind of recipe I want to do for the contest. I decided to make a big, strong, very complex drink with a lot of layers of flavours and a lot of rum. A drink that can kick the ass of one strong drinker!!!

I was thinking about make a pirate atmosphere for my drink when I started to sing my own version of the song of the Dead Man’s Chest:

“Fifteen men on the Bald Man’s Chest…

 …YO-HO-HO, and a bottle of rum!

 Drink and the devil had done for the rest…

…YO-HO-HO, and a bottle of rum!”

And…I can’t explain more with words…you have to take a look at the pics!!!

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Bald Man's Chest
  • 1oz Plantation 3 Stars
  • 1oz Plantation Grand Reserve Barbados
  • ¾oz Smith & Cross
  • ½oz Pedro Ximenez (I use Lustau Pedro Ximenez San Emilio)
  • ¾oz Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum 68% (float)
  • 1oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • ¼oz BG Reynolds Passion Fruit Tropical Syrup
  • ¾oz BG Reynolds Cinnamon Tropical Syrup
  • ¼oz Homemade Pimento Dram
  • ¼oz Angostura Bitters
  1. Put everything in a blender (except the Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum).
  2. Add 1 cup of crushed ice.
  3. Blend at high speed for 5 seconds.
  4. Pour unstrained in a snifter (of about 20oz of capacity).
  5. Add more crushed ice to fill (if it’s necessary).
  6. Float Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum.
  7. Garnish with a slice of Dragon Fruit, a beautiful orchid, a mint sprig and a bamboo straw.
*Alternative and crazy serve: You could serve this drink putting the snifter inside a Tresure Chest Sharer Mug full of dry ice and add a bit of water to make the fog effect (as pictured).


If you want, you could take a look at all the pictures submitted by the contenders at the Instagram hashtag #irontikitender and judge by yourself what’s your favorite!

Good luck for the contenders on the final and I hope that you all could taste and enjoy my crazy tiki drink!



P.S.: Maybe I’m not made of iron, but I’m very proud to know that the tiki is very strong on me!!!

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  1. Donovan November 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Love this drink and the awesome presentation of it!


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