Owing to the fact that its meant to be summer, the following drink is simply what the doctor ordered! (If you're in Christchurch you will have to imagine the sun shining down benevolently....)
Batida del sol
1and 3/4 ounces of pineapple juice
1 counce of cachaca
3/4 ounce cocnut-flavoured liqueur
2 tsp dark rum
2 tsp cream of coconut
Garnish - 1/2 slice of pineapple and 1 marachino cherry
Shake all ingredients together firmly with ice in the shaker and strain into a highball glass. Top up with crushed ice, perch the pineapple slice on the rim of the glass and fasten the cherry onto it with a toothpick. Be careful not to get the pick up your nose.
Stretch out in the hammock and count your blessings...