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  • Tequila Mockingbird – Your Weekend Tiki Cocktail Recipe!

    Posted on June 16th, 2012 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    tiki-mugA simple yet satisfying drink, Tequila Mockingbird wins first prize for best Tiki drink pun name. If you don’t “get it”, hit the local library and ask the librarian for one.

    2 oz. Tequilla (use a good quality Tequilla)

    1 oz. Triple Sec

    3 oz Pineapple Juice

    Shake up in a shaker full of ice, and pour into a tall Tiki or Collins glass over the rocks. Garnish with a pineapple spear and cherry.

    Happy Anniversary to Colleen Wahine!

    It’s been 12 years since Colleen and I tied the not on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, in front of Ripley’s Believe it or not (Believe it or not!) It’s been a fun ride so far and all indications are it’ll be a fun ride for years to come!

    Colleen at The Mai Kai

    Colleen at The Mai Kai

    Happy Anniversary baby, the Tiki Lounge would be a lonely place without you 😉

    -Tiki Chris P. reporting from drizzzzly South Florida, under the sheltering palms

  • Huge 55th Anniversary Party at the Mai Kai Wednesday Night!

    Posted on December 28th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments
    The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Wednesday, December 28: Swing on down to Fort Lauderdale’s historic Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant and Tiki Bar for their

    CUSTOMER CELEBRATION PARTY IN RECOGNITION OF
    MAI-KAI’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY, 5pm-9pm

    With platters spun by Mr. Jet Setter himself, D.J. MIKE JONES this promises to be a really fun party. There will be an extended Happy Hour and Complimentary buffet in the Molokai Bar from 5 – 9 pm. And the Mai Kai will bring out old scrap books for those that are interested in old Mai-Kai memorabilia! (I’ve seen these books, they are a rare treasure from the past)

    If all goes well yours truly will be there, probably around 7 or 8. I’ll tweet when I’m there so if you make it to the shindig we can get together for a cocktail!

    Hmmm…at the Mai Kai I’ve had the Mai Tai, Jet Pilot, Zombie, Barrel ‘o Rum and Pina Passion. What should I try next…

    -Tiki Chris, reporting from US 1 & Oakland Park Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

  • Hurricane Irene Brushes Past South Florida

    Posted on August 25th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments
    Hurricane Irene, just east of Florida, August 25, 2011. Notice how this storm is bigger than the state of Texas.

    Hurricane Irene, just east of Florida, August 25, 2011. Notice how this storm is bigger than the state of Texas.

    Here in Fort Lauderdale, we’re getting the first licks from Hurricane Irene’s outer bands. The sky over the Atlantic is nothing but bands of slate and dark gray, almost black, obliterating the sun from sunny South Florida.

    Sheets of dense rain have been coming in waves, and streets prone to flooding are already under several inches of water. Thankfully this bitch is 200+ miles away. If it had hit us as a Cat 3, as previously forecasted, I wouldn’t be writing this…I’d be heading for shelter.

    Let’s hope this whirling insanity doesn’t do much damage as it heads up the coast.

    -Tiki Chris, reporting from the observation tower at Tiki Lounge Talk.
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  • Exotic Cocktail for the Weekend: The Blue Devil

    Posted on September 10th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 6 comments

    tiki-bar-drinksI thought I’d follow up the Blue Hawaiian with something I found on PerfectCocktail.net,

    The Blue Devil

    It’s sort of like a blue version of a Singapore Sling, sort of, at least you’ll agree with me after your third. Interesting that the ingredients are in milliliters on this site. For you kats who run screaming at the very sight of anything metric, 35ml is about 2 oz, 10ml is about 1/3oz.

    35ml Gin
    10ml Blue Curaso
    25ml fresh lime juice
    10ml Creme de Cacao
    10ml Cherry Brandy

    Pour everything into a shaker with ice, the Shake it up baby, twist and shout, strain into a cocktail glass, and slide it across the Tiki Bar to the hot blond in the coconut bikini.

    Hell, I was sold on the picture they had posted:
    bluedevil

    Not sure how they got it to light up like that, but I’m sure diggin’ it.

    Side Note: It’s my Birthday this weekend so with any luck I’ll be waste-deep in Mai Tais and hula girls. So if you don’t hear from me for a few days, you’ll know why, kids!

    Aloha from Tiki Chris, reporting from his favorite bar stoll at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar in South Florida.

  • Your Weekend Tiki Cocktail: The Blue Hawaiian

    Posted on August 27th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments

    frozen-blue-hawaiianAs I was driving the convertible into work this morning, Bing’s version of Blue Hawaii came on the XM-band radio. It was like, kismet, man. So here it is, for you laid-back swingers who want to bask in the hot tropical sun,

    The Blue Hawaiian

    An easy drink to make, this Tiki Cocktail looks kool, tastes great and is very refreshing on hot sandy beach.

    1 oz silver rum
 (or kick it up with an ounce of Sailor Jerry or Bacardi 151)
    1 oz blue curacao
    2 oz pineapple juice
    1 oz cream of coconut (Coco Loco)
    Cherry
    Fresh Pineapple
    Orchid

    Shake the rum, curacao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut well in shaker with ice and strain into a clear hurricane glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish it up with a sword full of cherries and pineapple, and top it off with the orchid. If you don’t have an orchid, don’t sweat it. Just put one of those little plastic mermaids on the side of the glass.

    You can also go a step further and do the more popular frozen variety by adding a cup of crushed ice and blending. Vodka is often substituted for rum in the Frozen Blue Hawaiian, thanks to the efforts of Smirnoff’s marketing department. But who ever heard of Hawaiians drinking blue vodka? Wait…I don’t think Hawaiians originally had rum either. C’est la vie, baby.

    -Tiki Chris reporting from behind the bar at Tiki Lounge Talk, the swingin’ tiki blog for tikiphiles and retro-lovin’ hep kats.