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  • Your Weekend Tiki Cocktail: Walk The Plank

    Posted on March 11th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments

    coffeeliqueurThis weekend we’ve got TWO (yes, TWO!) Tiki Bar Cocktails for you!

    I recently had a request for something easy, to take the sting off a bad hockey game. Well, this is easy, strong, velvety and is potent enough to take the sting offa anything. So here is a pirate favorite,

    Walk The Plank

    Pour 1/2 shot each of:

    Dark Rum
    Spiced Rum

    straight from the bottle into a shot glass, and slam it down. Yikes! Or, you can sip it…it’s nice and smooth. A variation is to pour it over the rocks and stir with some half and half…a sort of a souped-up Kahlua and cream. Nice.chip-shot

    The second drink comes from the headlines. Not that I give a damn about what’s going on in Hollywood, but you have to admit this whole Charlie Sheen thing is funny as hell (Have you seen his “cooking show” on Funny or Die?). My first thought was there needs to be a Tiger Blood cocktail. But, unfortunately, a sushi joint in NYC beat me to the punch with their own “Tiger’s Blood” cocktail. Thing is, this saki and wasabi abomination has no place on a Tiki bar. So, I asked the Tikitastic people that hang out at Facebook’s Retro Tiki Lounge to come up with a better recipe. Didn’t get many; Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid suggested that it should contain Indian whiskey, you know, because of Indian Tigers. My lovely wife Colleen suggested citrus vodka, blood orange juice, club soda and lime…a great combination, but hey, she’s my wife, so she couldn’t win the little contest.

    tigers-blood-cocktailSo, the winner is Robert Millar, who came up with:

    The Tiger’s Blood Cocktail

    1 shot Benedictine
    1 shot Brandy
    1 shot Chambord

    Sounds good to me! I didn’t have the Benedictine so I couldn’t try it out, but it’s better than a cocktail that includes soy sauce so, Congrats, Robert! You get your Tiger’s Blood Cocktail recipe here on TLT!

    -Tiki Chris P. reporting from behind the bar at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Lounge, the Blounge of South Florida.

  • To our friends in the Pacific…

    Posted on March 11th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    Just a quick note to those of you affected by the earthquake and tsunamis, wanted to let you know we’re sending as many good vibes your way we can. We at Tiki Lounge Talk sincerely hope you make it through unharmed. Watching the video of the tsunami in Japan made my heart sink. We’ve had our share of catastrophic hurricanes here in south Florida, and know how devastating something like this can be both physically and mentally. Please try to stay safe, and best of luck to all of you.


    Tiki Chris P & family