Whitecap Recipe | Cocktail Recipes | PBS Food

While holiday and tiki drinks are not two words generally associated. Learn how Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, a self-proclaimed tiki expert, infuses a wintry cocktail with the tropics in this hot drink called a Whitecap. Discover other holiday cocktails in our collection of original recipes from the top bartenders across the nation.

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  • 3/4 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce amber 151-proof rum
  • 1/2 ounce dark Jamaican rum
  • 1/4 ounce light Puerto Rican rum
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) whole milk, boiling hot
  • 3 cloves
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Place Lopez, rums, and cloves in a pre-heated specialty mug.
  2. Bring milk to a boil, then pour into mug and stir.
  3. Top with a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.


Cocktail Blogger Jeff "Beachbum" Berry recommends Lopez coconut cream and, for an amber 151-proof rum, Cruzan or Bacardi.
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