Tiki cocktails are famous for their mile-long lists of ingredients, but the real magic comes from blending rums its a technique that imparts a complexity of flavor you cant get from a single rum all on its own. The luau, from mixologist gerry corcoran of pdt, is the platonic ideal of a tiki drink, bursting with the flavors and scents of the tropics. Corcoran actually calls for two aged rums, split equally specifically, appleton v/x and el dorago 15-year diplomatico exclusiva. If you dont have those two particular rums on hand, dont worry Its delicious with any two aged rums, and still very lovely if you only have a single bottle on hand. For the overproof rum, be sure its something genuinely drinkable (we like wray & nephew). Bacardi 151 isnt good for anything besides starting fires, and its gasoline undertones will not be a welcome addition to this (or any other) cocktail.