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Friday
Oct292010

Top Five Halloween Tiki Cocktails

Photo By RJL20Happy Halloween from Let's Tiki.  It is time for those spooky cocktails.  Here is a list of the top five Halloween Tiki Cocktails:

 

1. The Zombie

A zombie is a classic Tiki Cocktail invented by Don the Beachcomber in the 1930s. 

There are a number of variations on The Zombie but here are a couple recipes:

http://www.bartendersdatabase.com/wiki/Zombie

http://cocktails.about.com/od/z/r/zmbi_cktl.htm

 

2. Devil's Advocate

To make a Devil's Advocate Combine:

  • 1 oz Bacardi Lemon
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 3/4 oz Sour Mix
  • A splash of Grenadine
  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice

Shake and pour unstrained into a glass.

3. Dark 'N Stormy

 The Dark 'N Stormy is popular in Bermuda and Australia.  It's a very simple drink. Most commonly Gosling's Black Seal Rum  Just combine:

  • 2 oz. Dark Rum  
  • 6 oz Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with a Lime Wedge

Pour into a glass and garnish.

4. The Red Death

Thanks to tikiloungetalk.com for this one. The Red Death has Amaretto, Peach Schnapps, Slo Gin, and Southern Comfort and Vodka. Check out the full recipe at:

http://tikiloungetalk.com/2010/10/09/weekend-drink-recipe-the-red-death/

5. Voodoo

What would a Tiki Halloween be without a little Voodoo?

  • 1 oz Kahalua
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 2 oz Milk

Pour over ice and serve.

 

Tuesday
Sep142010

How to make Navy Grog

Navy Grog is a classic tiki cocktail that was invented by Don the Beachcomber.  Don the Beachcomber is credited by some to have been the inventor of the Tiki bar.  If not the first he was definitely one of the first.  I don't like to get into these debates though. I just like enjoying a tiki drink and escaping somewhere tropical for a few hours or even minutes.

To make Navy Grog put some ice in your glass.  Then, add:

 

  • 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz Gold Rum
  • 1/2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice

 

Shake the ingredients in your cocktail shaker to combine. Then, pour into a Collins glass if you have one. Otherwise, any glass will do.

Navy GrogThis little drink has a lot going on. When you bring the glass to your lips to take your first sip your noise is hit with a bouquet of citrus that immediately transports you to a citrus grove.  You know you are in for a treat before you even taste this cocktail.  As you take your first taste the refreshing flavors of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple immediately greet you.  They are accompanied by the dark rum with it's oaky flavors.  Since, the dark rum is only one of three rums it isn't too overpowering. The orange brandy like flavor of the Grand Marnier also rounds out the many flavors.  This drink is really easy to make, and packs a lot of impressive flavor. 

What do you think of Navy Grog?  Do you have a favorite tiki drink you'd like to share?  Let me know here if you do.

Mahalo!

Monday
Sep132010

Mai Tai Monday: Notes from The Kona Coast

Notes From The Kona Coast: The Mysterious Magical Mai Tai is 'Out of This World' | Sippity Sup

The Sippity Sup Blog explores the Mai Tai at the Royal Kona Resort, and gives a recipe for a great Mai Tai!

Saturday
Sep112010

Escape for a Minute with This Tropical Video

Thanks Beach Outpost for sharing this video.  What a great way to feel like you are somewhere tropical for a few minutes. Especially, if you are in parts of the world that are turning to fall now. 

Tuesday
Sep072010

How to Make a Gilligan's Island

The Gilligan's Island is named after the popular 1960s television show with the same name.  This is a great Tiki style cocktail for those who don't like to drink rum.  I know not drinking rum may sound crazy, but these type of people do exist.  To make a Gilligan's Island fill your glass with Ice.  Then add:

1 oz Vodka

1 oz Peach Schnapps

3 oz Orange Juice

3 oz Cranberry Juice

Shake the drink in your cocktail shaker, pour back into the glass and enjoy!