About a year ago, we sat down to watch Django for the first time and I, in particular, loved the movie. It was a great story with just enough violence to keep me entertained, and enough humor to make us laugh. If you haven’t seen the movie with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz, you really should. Not great if you have the kids around, but it’s a really good movie which brings me to my point. At some point in the movie, Jamie Foxx sat down to have a highball and I didn’t even know what that was at the time, but apparently a highball is just a term that means a family of mixed drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer. Anyway, the highball he was drinking was called a Polynesian Pearl Diver and it looked really good. I found the original recipe (although there are many versions of this drink if you Google it) and tweaked it here and there to suit my personal tastes. It’s a real favorite around here and everyone that comes to visit always requests at least one (usually more). This melon liqueur, Triple Sec, and rum combo is the perfect cocktail to serve at parties or just to enjoy as a refreshing cocktail to wind down your busy work week.
Gather all of your ingredients. It doesn’t take much to make this drink at all. Some white rum, Triple Sec, Midori, a shaker, shot glass, and your favorite highball glass are all you need.
Add 2 ounces white rum to your shaker.
Then 2 ounces Triple Sec.
Pour your drink over ice in your favorite highball glass, garnish with a lime wedge or slice, and enjoy your new favorite highball. Seriously, once you try this, it’s sure to become your new favorite summertime cocktail.
- 2 oz White Rum
- 2 oz Triple Sec
- 2.5 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
- 1 cup Ice
- Lime for garnish *optional*
- In a shaker, pour 2 ounces White Rum.
- Add 2 ounces Triple Sec.
- Add 2.5 ounces Midori Melon Liqueur.
- Shake thoroughly to mix.
- Pour cocktail mixture over ice in a highball glass.
- Garnish with lime for a better presentation and an extra refreshing twist to the drink.
This is a drink that can be served year round, but it’s especially satisfying during the warmer months. My version of the Pearl Diver has even made its way into some of the local venues once the staff tried it themselves. It’s that good! What’s your favorite warm weather cocktail recipe? We’d love to try it!