Jet Pilot Challenge 2015


Yes, we had another tiki challenge past weekend, and this time the crazy rummy freaks was making pictures, experiments, twists and amazing drunken rituals with another classic tiki drink: Jet Pilot.

Searching on the Bum books I found the recipe of the Jet Pilot on the Sippin’ Safari, it was the version of The Luau Restaurant on Beverly Hills (circa 1958) and it calls for: 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2oz grapefruit juice, 1/2oz cinnamon syrup, 1/2oz falernum, 1oz dark jamaican rum, 3/4oz gold puerto rican rum, 3/4oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 6 drops Pernod.

I think it was a great excuse to start making some homemade syrups like cinnamon or falernum!!!I love to make this syrups at home!!!


Thinking about it…I wanted to make a twist on this recipe… I wanted to do something special with the rums…and of course, if it’s a classic cocktail why I can’t do it using a selection of vintage bottles that I had on my rum collection?

I decided to use my vintage bottles of Lemonhart Demerara and Lemonhart Golden Jamaica Overproof and make a Lemonhart Jet Pilot.

Lemonhart Jet Pilot
  • ½oz Lime juice
  • ½oz Grapefruit juice
  • ½oz Rich Cinnamon Syrup
  • ½oz Falernum
  • 1oz Lemonhart Demerara
  • ¾oz Lemonhart Golden Jamaica Overproof
  • ¾oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara
  • 1 dash Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters
  • 6 drops Pernod
  1. Put everything in a blender with 1 cup of crushed ice.
  2. Blend it for 5 seconds.
  3. Serve in a double old fashioned glass.
  4. Add more crushed ice to fill.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel speared with a bomboo stick and 2 marraschino cherries.
It's a twist on the recipe from the Luau Restaurant, Beverly Hills,circa 1958.
Extracted of the book Sippin' Safari (p.130).


You could see te pics of all the entries at the Instagram hashtag #jetpilotchallenge2015, at this time the winner of the tiki mug and the swizzle stick was Evan Bailly (@rainierhooker).

Are you ready for this weekend challenge????

Follow @el_nova_1 and this weekend you have to prepare the strongest and poisonous Rum Barrels that you could drink!!!And of course, remember to take a pic and publish it on the hashtag #rumbarrelchallenge2015!!!!

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