Summer is the perfect time to experiment with your cocktail menu, so why not give this one a go?

Long Chim Sydney’s Tropic Thunder is inspired by tiki cocktails, with bartender Maurizio Ascolani describing it as “big, bold and fruity with a punch”.

The zesty beverage combines citrus with pineapple juice, dark rum and Carta Blanca, pairing perfectly with chef David Thompsons’s fiery and aromatic menu.


15ml fresh lime juice

15ml pineapple juice

Dash of passionfruit syrup

15ml vanilla burnt orange syrup

15ml Gosling’s Black Seal rum

45ml Bacardi Carta Blanca

Fresh mint

Lime peel


  1. In a shaker, pour in lime juice, pineapple juice, vanilla burnt orange syrup, rum, Bacardi and a dash of passionfruit syrup.
  2. Add ice and shake hard for eight seconds.
  3. Strain into a highball glass and top with fresh mint and a lime peel.

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