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"Great cake, also known in Barbados as black cake or rum cake, is a variation of British Christmas cake that's smashed with rum and falernum syrup," says Momofuku Seiobo chef Paul Carmichael. "This festive cake varies from household to household but they all have two things in common: tons of dried fruit and rum. It's a cake that should be started at least a month out so the fruit can marinate in the booze. Start this recipe up to five weeks ahead to macerate the fruit and baste the cake."

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Jumantiki


"It's easy to make tiki drinks at home," says Simon Toohey of Sydney's Lobo Plantation. "Especially if you follow this simple rule: one part sweet (syrups, sugars, liqueurs) to two parts sour (citrus) to three parts strong (spirit) to four parts weak (juices). Stick with that and you can make a cocktail for one or a hundred. The flavours are up to you." We've opted for a more traditional look here, but Toohey likes to serve the Jumantiki in a two-litre Nescafé tin filled with crushed ice. He also suggests infusing the honey with a pinch of saffron to add another dimension of flavour.

You'll need

20 ml Gosling’s rum 20 ml Havana Club 7 rum 20 ml Kraken spiced rum 20 ml honey 20 ml lime juice 50 ml each guava juice and nectarine juice (or fresh pineapple juice, or a mixture of fresh pineapple and fresh orange juice) 10 ml green Chartreuse

Method

  • 01
  • Half-fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients except Chartreuse, shake hard and fast, then strain into a large tumbler filled with crushed ice. Float Chartreuse on top by carefully pouring it in over the back of a spoon and serve.

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