HAPPY TIKI NEW YEAR from Tiki Lounge Talk!

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Holy Caldonia, another year has come and gone. And it’s been a fun one here at the Tiki Lounge, filled with friends, booze, books, laughs, hot rods and tunes.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and swingin’ 1957! Uh, I mean 2013!

Last Drink of the Year

Well, here’s your last Tiki cocktail recipe for the year, and it’s a fun one…

The Blue Whale

I found this poking around on the net…it’s a new drink, created by Aidan Demarest, “one of L.A.’s most sought-after mixologists and the owner of Neat in Glendale”. The drink calls for vodka, but I’m betting it can be just as good…or better…with rum. Actually, I’m pretty sure this is a rum drink already…

Blue Whale (Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times)
Blue Whale (Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times)

1 part vodka
1 part Blue Curacao liqueur
1 part orange juice
1 part pineapple juice
1 part sweet and sour mix

Pour ingredients over ice and mix in a shaker. Strain into a Tiki glass, and serve cold.

Well, that’s it kids! Drink up, but stay safe. And remember… like good rum and good Scotch, you only get better with age (and a high alcohol content!)

Cheers, kids!

-Tiki Chris, reporting from Fort Lauderdale Beach, toasting the New Year in style.

3 Replies to “HAPPY TIKI NEW YEAR from Tiki Lounge Talk!

  1. Today, I went to the beach front with my children.

    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I
    had to tell someone!

  2. Chris,

    Happy New Year from the west coast. You just made it and we are behind you by just 3 hours. I have been a longtime reader and wanted you to know much I enjoy your writing. We are visiting Ft. Lauderdale in February and hope to visit Mai-Kai based on your references. From a tiki apprentice to the master: Happy New Year

    1. Thanks a million Dave! It’s great of you to leave such a cool comment. The Mai Kai really is everything you’ll hope it will be. If you can, see the show, too, just make sure you make reservations a few days in advance.

      Also, if you’re here on a Friday, make sure you get over the The Wreck Bar at the Sheraton on Ft. Lauderdale Beach to see the mermaids swim.

      Thanks again & Mahalo!

      Tiki Chris P.

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