Posted on August 10th, 2012 2 comments
I’ve run across some (strange) people in my life who for some unknown reason, don’t dig Rum. I dunno, to each his own. Anyway I figured I’d drum up a recipe this week that has Vodka in place of rum, since Vodka seems to be today’s universally accepted booze. I only had to poke around for a minute when I found
The Tonga Room Chi Chi
A twist on the original Chi Chi, which is basically a Vodka Piña Colada, served at the historic Fairmont Hotel’s famed Tonga Room in San Fransisco.
4 ounces pineapple juice
2 teaspoons coconut snow
1 1/4 ounces vodka
1 ounce half and half
about a cup of shaved ice
Throw everything into a blender and blend; Pour into a tall clear glass. Top with a fresh orchid. Serve with a straw.
Regular Chi Chi:
1 1/ 2oz vodka
2 oz cream of coconut
2 oz pineapple juice
1 cup ice
Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender. Pour into a tall Tiki mug and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
Have a great weekend, kids!
-Tiki Chris, reporting from Poolside at the Lanai
Posted on October 14th, 2011 3 comments
With Halloween fast approaching, it’s imperative to have a spooky cocktail or two waiting in the wings. Zombies, Blue Devils and Vampire’s Blood Martinis are perfect for the Halloween-decorated Tiki Bar, but to really raise the “bar” you need a nice gooey
A true Tiki drink, the Bayou Slime mixes rum with spiced cordial syrup and fresh mint to give you a drink that’s both tasty and kind of gross.
• 2 oz Dark Rum
• 6-8 fresh mint leaves
• 1/2 oz Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
• 1 egg white
Muddle mint leaves together with the syrup. Make sure the leaves are crushed. (Save a few leaves for the garnish) Throw everything together in a shaker with ice and shake it up real good. Strain into a martini glass and add some fresh crushed mint leaves on top as a garnish. The egg makes the concoction kind of frothy and slimy, and the mint makes it look like it’s covered in moss. To make it even spookier, add a couple of drops of green food coloring, or serve in one of those cool skull Tiki mugs.
-Tiki Chris, reporting from the Haunted Castle