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  • Lava Flow – Your Tiki Bar Cocktail Recipe for the Weekend!

    Posted on January 25th, 2013 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    lava-flowTiki drink purists will argue that anything “frozen” and made in a blender goes against the grain of traditional Tiki cocktail concoctions. But there’s no denying that a few frozen favorites have made it into the Tiki Bar drink menu, and

    The Lava Flow

    is probably one of our favorites. With a great flavor and fun presentation, The Lava Flow is a cool treat on a steamy tropical night…or a cold winter night, if you crank up the heat and have a few palm plants by your indoor Tiki bar.

    Ingredients:

    •    1 oz. light rum
    •    1 oz. coconut rum
    •    2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
    •    1 small banana
    •    2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
    •    2 oz. coconut cream

    Photo from http://www.youaremyfave.com/2012/06/page/2/

    Photo from http://www.youaremyfave.com/2012/06/page/2/

    You’re going to want to make this in a clear glass, to show off the “flow”.

    Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Blend the banana,  coconut cream, and pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth. Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and little umbrella, for maximum Tiki-liciousness.

    Our “Tiki” Weekend…

    While most of you are freezing your maracas off, here in South Florida the temperatures are in the 70s. That makes it the perfect time to go to the Miami Zoo. We’re heading down that way this weekend to check out the lions and gators, and of course some tropical birds and snakes. The zoo’s theme is jungle, and there are even a few (newish) Tikis posted around!

    -Tiki Chris, reporting from the bar at Tiki Lounge Talk

  • 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.

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    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