Donn Day Afternoon

Donn Day Afternoon Cocktail Recipe

Martin Cate’s tiki take on a Shandy was inspired by tiki pioneer Donn Beach’s love of grapefruit and cinnamon. Made with grapefruit beer, cinnamon syrup, lime juice and rhum agricole, it might seem like an innocent day drink, but it packs a punch. As Cate puts it, “It’s a bartender’s day drink.”

Reprinted with permission from Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tikiby Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Donn Day Afternoon



  • 2 oz Rhum Agricole Blanc
  • 4 oz Grapefruit Beer
  • .5 oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • Grapefruit peel


Step one

Add all the ingredients except for the garnish to a double old-fashioned glass.

Step two

Gently add cracked or cubed ice and stir.

Step three

Express oil from the grapefruit peel and then drop the peel into the drink.

Contributed by Martin Cate