The Tenderloin: Missionary’s Downfall

The Missionary’s Downfall is a delicious and refreshing tiki cocktail. Its use of rum and honey make it sweet, but the mint also gives it a solid crispness and keeps it from tasting cloying the way plenty of blended tiki drinks do. Plus, man, what a name.

To be fair, unlike most tiki drinks, the Missionary’s Downfall isn’t super boozy, and is therefore better consumed for its flavor, preferably on a hot day. That said, it also doesn’t get gummy and overwhelming if the ice melts, and you can have more than one. Enjoy.
missionary-downfall-960x960 Missionary’s Downfall

  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz apricot brandy
  • 1 oz honey syrup*
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 6 oz crushed ice

Combine in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a large cocktail glass or tiki head garnished with mint.


*Honey syrup

  • 1 part honey
  • 1 part water

Bring to a boil in a small saucepan and bottle for future use. Also good for use in salad dressings.


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