Don's Delight is a well-balanced cocktail with a complex flavor profile. It's sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy with a hint of bitterness. The combination of fruit juices, rum, and spices creates a refreshing and invigorating taste.
🍹 Discover the Top 50 All-Time Recipes! 🍹
Enter your email, and we'll send the exclusive list straight to your inbox.
We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously
Island Breeze Don
Swap out the simple syrup for coconut cream, and add a splash of blue Curaçao for a colorful twist on the classic. This transforms Don's Delight into an ocean-inspired creation with a creamy texture and a hint of coconut tropical bliss.
Spicy Don's Delight
Muddle a few slices of fresh jalapeño in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This version adds a spicy kick, which brings a warm contrast to the sweetness and tanginess, perfect for those looking to spice up their cocktail experience.
Don's Winter Delight
Replace half of the orange juice with cranberry juice and add a cinnamon stick for garnish. The cranberry brings a seasonal twist with tartness and the cinnamon infuses the drink with warm, spicy notes, making it a festive variant for cooler weather.
What is the origin of the name 'Don's Delight'?
The cocktail was named after its creator, Donn Beach, who was the founder of the original tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber.
Is the Don's Delight cocktail best served during a specific time of day or season?
You can enjoy the Don's Delight cocktail any time you want. However, its refreshing and tropical flavors make it an ideal drink during summer or for afternoon social gatherings.
What is the purpose of angostura bitters in the cocktail?
Angostura bitters add depth and complexity to the cocktail. They balance the sweetness from the fruit juices and syrup, giving the cocktail a well-rounded flavor.
Why is the orange wheel and cherry used as garnish for the Don's Delight?
The orange wheel and cherry don’t just make the cocktail look more appealing, they also add slight nuances to the overall taste when you have a sip with them.
Can I make a non-alcoholic version of Don's Delight?
Yes, you can substitute the rum with non-alcoholic spirits or simply skip it. The taste will change, but you can still enjoy a refreshing tropical drink.