Passio orange a guava is a classic Hawaiian drink and this POG cocktail has dark rum for an added kick.
Today is my graduation day! And I couldn't have asked a more perfect person than my fav wahine, Shanna from Pineapple and Coconut to guest post for me today! As you will see, we have a special "Aloha" bond and of course she made the most perfect cocktail for today's festivities!
Hi this is Shanna and I am the owner and operator over at the blog, Pineapple and Coconut. It’s funny that I am doing this guest post for Sam because a few weeks ago I had asked her to do a guest post for me as I was about to have a crazy busy month with finishing up (well almost finishing ) our kitchen remodel and moving into the house, I knew I wouldn’t have as much time to blog so I needed some help from other blogger friends to fill in some gaps. Sam also has had a very busy month with her graduation and wasn’t going to have much time for her blog as well and she asked me to guest post pretty much the same day I asked her. She made an awesome, classic Hawaiian dish, the Loco Moco, for my blog and I wanted to create a fun, Hawaiian drink to celebrate her graduation. So I created this Pog Daiquiri for her.
Hawaii is home away from home. It is my absolute favorite place on earth and every time I meet someone with a connection to Hawaii such as Sam, we almost always hit it off right away. Gotta love that Aloha spirit.
My family went to Hawaii ALL the time when I was growing up; my dad was an airline pilot and was actually based there when I was really little, and I remember having breakfasts at our hotels on Waikiki beach and my favorite treat to get, besides macadamia nut pancakes, was POG.
POG is a combination of passion fruit , orange and guava juices. I also love just guava juice, but there is just something so good about POG that every time I have it now it takes me back to having breakfast at the Beachcomber, Royal Hawaiian or Outrigger hotel when I was a kid. Except now as an adult – I add booze,which makes it THAT much better.
Sam and I also share a love of passion fruit, known as Lilikoi in Hawaiian. Her mom still lives in Hawaii and has Lilikoi trees in her yard. I wish they would grow here!! So when I was at the Hawaiian Lei Days festival here in Vegas at the beginning of May I spotted a vendor that sells these amazing salts and spices with different island flavors and I spotted Lilikoi Cane Sugar and I knew I wanted to use that for rimming the glasses of these drinks. It was a perfect addition to this POG Daiquiri.