Posted on September 28th, 2012 1 comment
The Asbury Park Cocktail
I couldn’t find much info on where this drink originated, although by the ingredients, I’d have to guess it’s a mid-20th century concoction, maybe leaning closer to the 1930s. It’s a simple recipe that’s perfect for this time of year.1 1/2 oz brandy
1/2 oz apple brandy
1/2 oz sweet vermouthShake over rocks, strain into a Martini glass. Serve straight up; Optionally garnish with a slice of fresh red apple and cinnamon stick. To make it more of a “Tiki” drink, serve it in a Tiki mug!-Tiki Chris reporting from behind the bar at Tiki Lounge Talk
Posted on March 9th, 2012 2 comments
As most of you mix-o-matic kats and shaker shakin’ kittens know, there’s a biz-zillion ways to combo rums, fruit juices and ice to make a groovy Tropical Cocktail. Some take time, skill and a bankroll to create, some are easy and cheap, and if done right, all are really good.
The Voodoo Cooler
is a drink that you can probably whip together with stuff you usually have laying around the bar, so you can have a tropical cocktail without taking a trip to the liquor store.
Shake everything up in a shaker with ice, and pour into the coolest looking Tiki mug you can find. Garnish with fresh orange and pineapple, a cherry, and an umbrella. This drink is a little sweeter than most, but it’s refreshing and has a real “islandy” taste.
If you wanna go nutz…
Put this all in a blender with ice and do a frozen job, then top with a jigger of 151. Woo hoo! Key West style, baby!
-Tiki Chris reporting from the outdoor bar on the lanai, in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posted on September 30th, 2011 1 comment
While the rest of the country is getting that September chill, it’s 90° here in sunny south Florida!
Since it’s Early Autumn, I thought it would be kool to kick out the
Early Autumn Cocktail Recipe.
Early Autumn is also a very keen jazz standard, immortalized by the swinging saxes of Woody Herman’s Heard (see the video below). This is a great song to play while you mix this interesting cocktail:
Recipe for 8 servings
• 1 1/2 cups vodka
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 5-6 lemons)
• 1/2 cup Galliano
• 1/4 cup honey liqueur (such as Barenjager)
• flowering fresh thyme sprig, for garnish.
Combine in a large shaker or pitcher with ice, shake or stir briskly. Pour over the rocks into small tumblers, pony glasses or cordial glasses and garnish with a sprig of thyme.
For a more involved, even more Autumny concoction, try this modern mixology take on the Early Autumn Cocktail (recipe from About.com):
• 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire infused with dried pear and apples (click for recipe)
• 1/2 oz. Lucid absinthe
• 1 oz. local apple cider
• 1/2 oz. pear brandy (Adam recommends: Massenez Williams Poire Brandy)
• 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate bitters
• Ginger beer
• cinnamon stick for garnish
• lemon peel for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake it up. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Wow, huh?
Here’s the song, Woody Herman featuring Stan Getz on sax.