Sweet, tart, creamy and balanced. Mother of Pearl is one of those rare cocktails that includes both butter and cream as well as a touch of honey. Dark rums and mezcal add the complexity you will notice but may not be able to pick out without reading the ingredient list.
1 ounce Pango Rhum Barbancourt
3/4 ounce Plantation Dark Rum
1/2 ounce Silver Mezcal
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces Tropical juice blend (any combination of pineapple, mango, passion, banana, lychee etc.)
1/2 ounce Honey Cream Mix (Don's recipe)*
Mix all ingredients together in a shaker with ice and shake very well. Strain into a fancy glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint and sprinkles. Make this drink festive with whatever color cupcake or donut sprinkles you may have.
*Dons Honey Cream Mix originally used the following recipe:
1/4 cup melter butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cream (half and half)
Combine in a sauce pan on low heat and stir until fully incorporated. Do not allow to boil, warm just enough to combine and create an even mixture. Store in a glass container and use in cocktails or coffee.