Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tie One On Tuesday

Keeping up with the beach and summer time theme this week, I thought the best start for a "Tute'ing Tuesday would be "Tie one on" Tuesday with yummy fruity Tiki drinks. Helping me out this go around is a guy you all know and love-OMP! He is a drinkmaster 5000 as well as a Tiki drink history buff and he looks really hot mixing a drink, just saying.....

Let's start off with a regional favorite (okay, so it might not be a regional favorite in 2009 but it was in 1962) Panorama Punch.

Western Hotels set it sights on Panorama Punch for the 1962 Worlds Fair in Seattle . The drink was created by The Eye Of The Needle Restaurant (that's on top of the Space Needle kiddies) . I think after a few of these, you could see for miles and miles.

Panorama Punch
4 1/2 ounces Light Puerto Rican Rum
2 1/4 ounces Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
4 1/2 ounces of Orange Juice
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup

Blend with 8 ounces crushed ice for 10 seconds. Pour into two Collins glasses, topping each with two or three ice cubes and a lime shell.
You get two drinks out of this recipe. One for each hand.

The next drink scared me while OMP was mixing it. This concoction packs a powerful punch! This drink originated at the Bali Hai restaurant in San Diego, CA and up until 1980's it was served in a Mr. Bali Hai mug. I'm sad to say that this drink is no longer available at the restaurant (a collective BOO!) but if you follow this simple recipe, you won't need to buy a plane ticket, rent a car, find the restaurant and demand to take hostages if you don't get the drink . Not that I have done this, I've just heard stories......

Mr. Bali Hai
1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
1 ounce sweet and sour
1/2 ounce Hiram Walker Coffee Brandy
3/4 ounce white Puerto Rican Rum
1 ounce Myer's Rum
Shake with a large scoop of crushed ice and pour into a Mr. Bali Hai mug. I promise you, after a few of these, you will begin to look like the mug.

If you like these drinks and want to be the envy at your next party, BBQ or office event, be sure to check out Beachbum Berry's Intoxica, a handy little booklet of vintage Tiki drink recipes. Dog and swizzle sticks not included.

Bottoms Up!


Daydreams On MountainTops said...

Here's my favorite summer drink ;-)

I'm sure most know of the mohito...I like the Frohito! Basically a frozen blended mohito. Its a lot better because of the mint being blended together with all the stuff!

Don't have an exact recipe, but here's the basic's....

1/4 bottle of light rum(depending on size bottle;-)

@the same amount of Simply Limeade as you used rum(all other limeade's SUCK don't use anything else)

2 freshly squeezed limes

sweeten to taste( can use powder sugar it disolves easily, I use agave nectar its sweet and less calories, or regular sugar)

handful of mint(must be fresh, and preferably spearmint, most other mints have a "green" taste, but spearmint has all mint flavor no green after taste)

fill blender up to rim with ice. blend fully, until its so thick you have to spoon it into the glass

garnish with lime slice and mint sprig around sugar rimmed glass

Easy Peasy and SO good! Enjoy!

sewitsforyou said...

ok so once sam is here I am getting my drink on! Thanks for the recipes..

KelseyP said...

Why don't I hang out with you two more often? You know how to live.

That first one sounds DELICIOUS.