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  • Happy 4th of July and your Weekend Cocktail from Tiki Lounge Talk!

    Posted on July 3rd, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    happy-july-4-tikiLet freedom ring-a-ding-ding, baby!

    Hope you kool kats & kittens are getting your kicks on this bangin’ 3-day weekend. Here’s a little something to help you get in the mood…

    Fourth of July Cocktail

    Invented by Thomas Jefferson and enjoyed by the founding fathers at the post-signing of the declaration party, this kookie concoction will have you singing I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy by the third sip.4thofjulycocktail

    • 1 ounce watermelon schnapps (Good luck finding that)
    • 1 big splash cranberry juice
    • 1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
    • 1 slice lemon
    • 1 slice lime
    • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
    • 1/4 ounce blue curacao
    • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
    • Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)

    Shake up the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.

    Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon and a little American Flag and let’er rip!

    A NOTE ON FIREWORKS

    Here in south Florida, unlike that crumby state I used to live in, it’s perfectly legal to set off fireworks in your driveway. Now, I don’t mean just sparklers and cherry bombs, I mean honest-to-God, Chinese high-flying fireworks. As long as you have a Florida ID you can buy them at specialty stores down here, and set them off skyrocketing over your neighbors’ houses. Each year several people on our block do this, so by 10pm the streets are so full of smoke you can’t see. It’s great. The smell of sulfur and cordite lingers for days. But the best part is looking up at the sky from your front yard and seeing real fireworks bust over your head. Just wanted you kids in the states with stupid, unbearably infringing laws to see what you were missing :)

    -Happy Independence Day from Tiki Chris, reporting from the launch deck at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar, Florida