Tiki drink awareness drill #1:It is no secret we, the Pedersen’s, love the fruity concoctions know as Tiki Drinks. These are also known as girlie or fru fru drinks. I can honestly say that is as far from the truth as you can get. Yes, some of them are rather sweet or fruity but they do contain more alcohol in one drink then you can shake a stick at – not that you should go around shaking sticks at drinks!
This past Sunday night (1/17/10) we had the pleasure of attending the Teardrop Lounge in downtown Portland for it’s semi-annual Tiki night! A friend of ours by the name of Blair Reynolds was the guest mixologist behind the “stick” (FYI for you not in the know – that is slang for being behind the bar). He had researched and concocted a bevy of beverages for our imbibing pleasure. And might I say he did his research! Master Reynolds is also the mastermind behind his own line of syrups and bitters that will allow you to make all these fabulous drinks as authentic as they use to be in the hey day of Tiki, over 40 years ago. Visit: www.tradertiki.com for more information on these wonderful items (tell him kittykill and OMP sent ya)!
So with out further adieu, I am reprinting a few of his recipes from this past Sunday. I am including the drinks that did not call for any of his “special items” (but if you feel the need to order some of them form him he may include a few recipes – I know there are some printed on each label).
Hot Zombie (a warm take on the old knock out favorite!):
1 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Cruzan Dark Rum
1/2 oz. Passion Fruit syrup
1/2 oz. Lime juice (fresh squeezed!!)
1 tsp. Brown Sugar
4 oz. Boiling water
Mix all ingredients into small barrel mug and then add Hot Water. Stir and enjoy!
Lei Lani Volcano:
3 oz. Guava Nectar
1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz. Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz. Coconut Rum
Mix all ingredients together and serve I a Coconut Mug with a Lime Wheel garnish!
Three Dots and a Dash:
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Honey (it calls for a special Honey Mix but you don’t have that - YET!)
1 1/2 oz. Amber Martinique Rum
1/2 oz. Lemon Hart 80 Rum
dash of Angostura bitters
1/4 oz. Falernum
1/4 oz. Pimento Dram (this stuff if you can find it – ROCKS)!
Mix all the ingredients into a double rocks glass. Garnish with three cherries and a pineapple spear.
These are not simple drinks to master but you should have some fun trying. Make sure you give Blair's site a look over for more recipes, insights into drinks and of course his wonderful line of syrups and other ingredients!! You can say you knew him when, once he becomes a big food mogul!!
Bottoms up and remember – asphalt hurts when you fall on it so keep your bottom off of it!! Until next week!