"The quintessential tiki cocktail," says Richard Boccato of White Lightning. "This drink sums up everything that is tiki - most of all a sense of tropical escapism. Believed to have been invented in the early '50s in Puerto Rico, this relatively simple drink relies on añejo rum for depth and character, fresh pineapple juice for refreshing fruity length and cream of coconut for richness, texture and mouth-feel."
Note Richard Boccato recommends Cocomas coconut cream. To make demerara sugar syrup, gently heat 2 parts demerara to 1 part water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to combine, then set aside to cool.