Jekyll & Hyde

This cocktail takes inspiration from the 1886 classic novel, where the kind and respected scientist Dr. Jekyll experiments with a secret serum and transforms into Mr. Hyde, the evil, self-indulgent and uncaring antithesis. Experience the first sips of bright, sweet and tart pineapple rum, then taste as it transforms into a different cocktail as the smoked tea ice cube melts.


Serves 1
2 oz (60 ml) Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
2 cups (500 ml) Lapsang Souchong (smoked tea)*
¾ oz (22 ml) lemon juice
¾ oz (22 ml) simple syrup**


  1. Pour 2 cups (500 ml) Lapsang Souchong tea into large cube or spherical ice moulds and freeze until solid. In a mixing glass with cubed ice, stir pineapple rum, lemon juice and simple syrup then strain mixture over prepared large cube or sphere of frozen smoked tea in a chilled old-fashioned glass.
  2. * Steep 2 tea bags or 2 tsp (10 ml) of loose leaf lapsang souchong in 2 cups (500 ml) boiled water for 4 minutes. Allow to cool before using.
  3. ** 1:1 ration of sugar dissolved in boiling water. Let cool before using.
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