Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula Cocktail

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1 1/2 oz. dark rum
1 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice

Combine all the liquids in a shaker with ice, and shake, and strain it into a cocktail glass (like a martini glass). It probably should be srved with a little paper umbrella or a plastic sword with fruit.


Blended Alternative: If you like frozen drinks, you can also pour the ingredients into a blender with 1/4 cup of ice and blend until smooth, then serve in a tall glass.


NOTE: You can substitute light rum if you don't have dark—but you'll probably need more pineapple juice without the buttery sweetness of dark rum.


The back story:
This recipe, found on the Web, is a tribute to one of our favorite family songs: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula. The 1916 song was popularized by Jolson and is constantly on our family's lips. Now, the drink is too.