Posted on February 22nd, 2012 No comments
I just found out this morning that today is National Margarita Day. Not sure who put this day on Ash Wednesday, the day after Fat Tuesday, which created all kinds of problems for some people (from religious to hangovers), but it is what it is, so here are some cool Margarita drink recipes taken from “100 Margaritas” by Johnny Tiki with John Taddeo, available as a free PDF download from Voodoo Tiki Tequila.
By the way…Voodoo Tiki Tequila is some great stuff, and is perfect for your Tiki bar. The bottles feature a hand-blown glass Tiki inside, and look great on your top shelf. They have a variety of styles, with the REPOSADO being my favorite. Check em out: VoodooTiki.com.
“Also known as a Chi Chi Margarita, it’s coco sweet and tasty.”
1 1/2 oz Voodoo Tiki
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
2 1/2 oz Piña Colada Mix
1 1/2 oz Sour Mix
Up or on the rocks combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with
ice. Shake vigorously and let sit 5 seconds. Strain into martini
glass or into a freshly iced rocks glass. For frozen – recommended
– combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend smooth.
Tiki Torch Mar-Tiki
“Flaming shots are for showoffs…like me! And nothing lights a bar on
fire better than the Grain Alcohol! Grab a bottle at your local liquor
store or from Uncle Jesse’s liquor cabinet and layer your drink pouring slowly onto the
back of a bar spoon over your glass. Careful! Unless your into outdoor living, wipe up any spills before igniting.
3 1/2 oz Voodoo Tiki
1 oz Everclear or Grain
Alcohol (float and ignite)
1 1/2 oz Roses Lime Juice
Layer tequila first, then lime juice, then the Grain. Light the torch and serve
“Tropical coconut and mango collide. A unique slant on the traditional tropical treat.”
1 oz Voodoo Tiki Platinum
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
2 oz Mango Juice or Puree
1 oz White Cranberry Juice
On the rocks, combine all ingredients and shake well. If serving up, shake well, then allow a few seconds to rest before pouring.
Rim: Coconut Flakes
Piña-melon Pear Margarita
“Three sweet fruits – luscious prickly pear, juicy melon and
sweet pineapple – make this mouth watering margarita a fruit filled favorite.”
1 oz Voodoo Tiki Desert Rose
Prickly Pear Infused Tequila
1 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz White Cranberry Juice
1 oz Sour Mix
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and shake. Strain into martini glass or over fresh ice.
NOTE! My old buddy Steve Sharpe suggests adding a dollop of honey to your margarita before you blend. Thanks for the tip, Steve. This will come in handy if we ever make it to Manilla.
Happy Margarita Day! -Tiki Chris, reporting from the adobe bar next to Tiki Lounge Talk.
Posted on November 11th, 2011 No comments
The Yankee Fighter Highball
This is a simple one but is tough as nails and tastes good too.
1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey
1/2 oz Southern Comfort
Club soda (not seals)
Beef Jerky (yes, you read right)
Fill a highball glass with ice, add the Turkey and the SoCo and stir. Top with club soda, give a quick stir, garnish with a piece of beef jerky. Don’t get much tougher than that!
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you Veterans!
-Tiki Chris reporting from the mess tent at Tiki Lounge Talk, the Tiki Culture Blog for swingin’ kittens and hep kats.
Posted on October 29th, 2010 2 comments
It’s Halloweekend at the Tiki Bar! From one of the worst directors to one of the best, on this week’s Mod Movie Monday we’ll look at two kats who changed the way we look at movies forever.
Let’s start with our favorite bad director, Ed Wood, Jr. Ed brought us some of the most poorly written, directed and produced films of all kind, with the zenith (or basement) of his work being Plan 9 from Outer Space. I feel bad for this kid. He just wanted to make movies that people would enjoy. Unfortunately for him, nobody really dug his stuff until years after his alcohol-soaked death. Now, we can love these lowest-budget flicks for what they are: So incredibly bad they are great. Fun to watch, fun to make fun of, fun to imagine yourself on the set 50+ years ago as walls shook and gravestones fell over.
Plan 9 is actually an interesting premise. Originally entitled “Grave Robbers from Outer Space”, the title was deemed too gory for the film’s religious backers. So it’s about space aliens who come to earth and resurrect dead people to do stuff like slowly walk into people, killing them. Or something. Actually, I’ve seen this movie several times and I’m still not sure what it’s about. Maybe because I can’t get through it sober.
Ed Wood extensively used free, stock footage to fill in the holes in his films. Scenes of cattle stampeding, WWII footage, and people walking around get spliced in at the strangest places. Add Bela Lugosi, who died during filming, Tor Johnson and Vampira to the cast. Then add in a stand-in for Bela, a guy who had the same shaped head, skulking around with a cape over his face for the rest of the flick. Tin pie plates on strings attacking California. Car chases where the cars change to different models when showed in different angles. A shower curtain in the cockpit. Are you confused? Wait’ll ya see the movie.
But it’s fun to watch, for certain. So much fun that one of Hollywood’s top weirdos, Tim Burton, made a film about Ed Wood, Jr. and his repertoire of canned junk. Shot in black and white and starring Johnny Depp (of course), Ed Wood is a thousand times better-made movie than any of Wood’s movies ever were. Martin Landau steals the show with his Bela Lugosi character. Vampira looks and acts like the original Vampira. And Ed Wood is so goofy, so much fun you have to wonder if he was really like that, or if that’s how Burton envisions how he must have been.
Either of these films is great on its own. Back to back, they’re a riot. And speaking of Bella Lugosi…
Turn this duet into a trio this Halloweekend with one of the movies that started it all, the original Bela Lugosi Dracula from 1931. Still scary and creepy today as it was 70 years ago, no vintage-style ‘ween is complete without this master of horror flicks.
Your Halloweekend Drinks!
So here’s a few drink ideas for Hallowe’en Weekend, to sip with your movies or push at your party…
Vampire’s Blood Martini
1.5 oz Russian Vodka
1 oz orange juice
1 oz cranberry juice
1 small scoop raspberry sorbet
Shake vodka, OJ, & cranberry in shaker with ice until well chilled. Strain into a large martini glass, add a small (about a teaspoon) scoop of sorbet and top with seltzer. You can add a few drops of red food coloring to make it really bloody.
There are a few variations on the Zombie Cocktail. This one, close to the old version but frozen, is probably my favorite:
1/2 oz 151 rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz apricot brandy
1 tsp sugar
2 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz lime juice
Blend all ingredients with ice except the 15. Pour it into a tall Tiki mug and flloat the 151 rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint, and a cherry. To give it a real kick, add a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper into the mix. Yow!
Yep, made this one up at the Tiki Bar. Not really an exotic drink, as there’s no rum, but it’s strong and will probably tear your guts out, so…
2 oz Jack Daniels (or Jim Beam, which will be a little sweeter)
1 oz Goldschlager or Cinnamon Schnapps
1/2 Orange Curacau
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
2-3 drops Bitters (optional)
Apple and pumpkin, chopped into small cubes
This can be served over the rocks, or warmed up in a mug. Stir all ingredients together. float small cubes of apple and pumpkin on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick stirrer. Like I said, strong as hell but krazy fun!
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