It’s Been a Long Week: No.8’s The Flaming Tropics

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Image: Essential Homme, No.8.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


No.8’s The Flaming Tropics
A devious cocktail intended for a pair, The Flaming Tropics at NYC’s legendary No.8 is as strong as it is pretty and—served in a copper Absolut Elyx pineapple—it’s pretty damn beautiful.



  • 4 oz. Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz. Raspberry Syrup
  • 1 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • Half of a lemon
  • Soda or Champagne to top
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Image: Essential Homme, Absolut, Schweppes, Wilks & Wilson.


Fill an Absolut Elyx copper pineapple with crushed ice. Add vodka, lemon, and syrups into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into chilled pineapple and top with soda or Champagne.