Tiki Drinks for the Weekend at The Tiki Lounge

tiki-bar-drinksA friend of mine from Twitter, Jen at Liberty Images suggested posting Tiki Drinks for the Weekend…I dug the idea so I’ll try to get a new one up every Friday…

I thought we’d do something nice for the Fourth of July. Our founding fathers hadn’t yet discovered the wonders of the South Pacific, and you never see a Moai in the painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, so here’s something we could send back to the white-wig daddies that would tickle their feather pens…

The Red, White & Blue Cocktail

Here’s the recipe, direct from Drink of the Week:

“Created at Molyvos in NYC, this Independence Day cocktail uses macerated strawberries, vodka, Cointreau and blue curacao. When all put together with a white-sugar rim, you have quite the 4th of July treat.

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Red, White, & Blue Cocktail

2 oz Oval Vodka
3/4 oz Cointreau
3 Table Spoon of Macerated Strawberries (See Recipe)
A Splash of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
A Splash of Blue Curacao

Sugar the rim of a chilled martini glass. Combine all ingredients except the blue curacao in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the martini glass. Drop in a splash of blue curacao.

Macerated Strawberries

1 Pint of Strawberries, washed and sliced
1 tablespoon of sugar
dash of balsamic vinegar”

By The Way, Liberty Images has some very kool vintage-style and retro artistic photography. Check them out at their Etsy store: Libery Images.

New Entry: Just found a recipe for a Red, White & Blue Shot:
(This is a layered shot)
•    1/3 oz grenadine
•    1/3 oz peach schnapps
•    1/3 oz blue curaçao
layered in that order. Althrough the schnapps isn’t white. I wonder if iced Sambuca would float the same way. That at least would be white. Anyway it sounds good.

-Happy 4th of July Weekend from Tiki Chris/Tiki Lounge Talk, the Tiki Culture Blounge for Retro Kats & Kittens.

3 Replies to “Tiki Drinks for the Weekend at The Tiki Lounge

  1. Thanks again for the wink & nod…This drink sounds WONDERFUL. Indeed, I shall have to try and make time in today’s schedule to grab some strawberries and vodka (we ran out, and Hubby got the bourbon w/out replenishing the vodka supply). A weekend full of 36 visiting in-laws. You can imagine. 😉

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