Today, we’re doing something unusual and removing a recipe from Modern Classics. That recipe is for the Boss Colada, which, according to its creator, can no longer be made successfully, as the base spirit has changed too much.
Although the recipe will disappear from the app, it’s being replaced with Erick Castro’s Piña Verde. Meanwhile, if anyone is looking for the Boss Colada recipe, here it is:
Shake with ice:
1.5 ounce fresh pineapple juice
1 ounce Bäska Snaps
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce orgeat
½ ounce Banks 7 Rum
Fine strain into a pilsner glass filled with crushed ice.
Top with 21 drops Peychauds.
Garnish with a lime wheel.
Serve with a straw.
—Nick Detrich, Cane & Table, New Orleans, 2013
This odd, tall tropical contraption became an early and durable hit at this vaguely tropical New Orleans bar and restaurant. The key is the Scandinavian bitters Baska Snaps, which is mollified by the pineapple and orgeat. A singular drink.