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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!

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. 

Wednesday
Sep012010

How to Throw a Great Pool Party

Just in time for your Labor Day bash; Michael Clinton on HowCast.com has some tips for throwing a great pool party.

 

 

You will need:

  •  Invitations
  • Pool Safety Signs
  • Finger Food
  • Unbreakable plates and cups
  • Food stations
  • Tables
  • Life preserver rings
  • Floating candles
  • Tiki torches
  • Flip-Flops
  • Clean Towels
Optional:
  • Professional lifeguard
  • Signature cocktail
    Ice wrapped in paper towels

 

Tuesday
Aug242010

How to Make a Morito Cocktail

The Morito is a twist on your traditional Mojito.  This recipe was given to to me by @cooklocally on Twitter.  What makes the Morito different from a traditional Mojito is that you use Lemon and Basil instead of Lime and Mint.  This is a crisp and refreshing drink great for a hot summer day.  If you find a Mojito too sweet give this one a try; It uses much less sugar. I think you'll really like it.  To make a Morito add to a glass:

 

  • 1 Large Basil Leaf
  • 2 slices of Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar

 

Gently, muddle the ingredients to bring out the oils and juice from the Lemon and Basil. Be careful to not tear the Basil.

Then, add:

 

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • Ice
  • Top with Tonic

 

Pour the drink into a shaker and then back into the glass to mix it up. Enjoy!

When I first read this recipe I was a bit skeptical about how Basil would taste in a cocktail, but I was sure surprised.  The Lemon and Basil go really well together.  I'll definitely be making this one on a regular basis.  

Thanks, @cooklocally for the suggestion. If you have a drink suggestion for me let me know. I'm @LetsTiki on Twitter or email me using our Contact Us form.

Saturday
Aug072010

Saturday Morning Cartoons Tiki Style

Grab a bowl of fruit loops and some Hawaiian Punch, and watch some Saturday Morning Cartoons Tiki Style.

Wackiki Wabbit

 

Hawaiian Holiday

 

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