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  • The Tonga Room Chi Chi – Your Weekend Tiki Cocktail Recipe

    Posted on August 10th, 2012 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments
    Chi Chi Vodka Drink

    Chi Chi Vodka Drink

    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

  • The Bayou Slime Cocktail – Your Weekend Tiki Drink Recipe

    Posted on October 14th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments
    The Bayou Slime

    The Bayou Slime

    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

    Bayou Slime

    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

    Our house is fully decorated for Halloween. Now we just need to mix the drinks.

    Our house is fully decorated for Halloween. Now we just need to mix the drinks.

    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.

    Happy Halloween!

    -Tiki Chris, reporting from the Haunted Castle