Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Tiki Tuesday

I was going to present a twist on an established drink but then the ripe guava at the grocery store smelled so inviting....

So I present to you a drink I've only just added to my repertoire. I believe I first came to know of this drink via Instagram and then an issue of Imbibe with a blurb about Paul McGee had the recipe. I almost always don't have guava or guava juice so it's been on the back burner for... a while. Far as I can surmise this was a Three Dots And A Dash drink and is not to be found at Lost Lake. An already nearly-lost modern tiki recipe? Perhaps....


Poipu Beach Boogie Board
1.5 oz Northern Harvest Rye Whisky
0.5 oz 151 rum
0.25 oz Luxardo maraschino
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz guava juice*
0.75 oz grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitters

Blend with crushed ice (Shake with crushed ice and train into a tiki mug filled with crushed ice). Garnish with pineapple leaves and three cherries. Recipe adapted from TikiCentral.

Sometimes I blend drinks but usually I just shake and give it the full Rumdood (or is it the full Humuhumu?).

Cheers!


*you can make your own guava juice by blending cut up fruit with water and then straining the pulp. More water (as well as lemon juice and/or sugar) can be added then for your desired consistency.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tiki (Compliant) Tuesday: Flight Of Fancy

This past weekend seemed to be the weekend of the Jungle Bird. At least it seemed that way on Instagram. Jungle Birds and riffs on it kept popping up in my feed. Many made with Santeria rum! Lacking that rum but wanting to be a joiner (as I sometimes do) I decided to make a cool and refreshing libation to celebrate the long weekend and the nice weather.



Flight Of Fancy
1.5 oz Myer's Rum
0.75 oz Poli Airone Rosso Aperitivo*
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz falernum
1.5 oz pineapple juice

Prepare as one would a Jungle Bird (or a PW&L; I'm not picky).

Cheers!

*One could of course substitute Aperol.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Mixology Monday CIX: Dry Cocktails

Ahoy good reader! It's once again time to join the monthly online cocktail party. This month our host is The Booze Baron and the theme is Dry Cocktails. (Click here to see all the recipes.)

"Like really dry.  Bone dry."

The challenge is to present a drink other than a Martini that achieves such dryness. I think I've done just that! I've taken The Baron at his word and kept the spirit component at 80% of the drink. I hummed and hawed about how to do this and then came across a drink made up of five halves. (I'll leave the original drink for another day. Your imagination or sleuthing may find it). So, one fifth fortified wine and the rest liquor eh? Got it! A drink which through alchemy makes it's components not immediately obvious. Feel free to experiment with brands other than those which I used.



In Fidel
3 parts Havana Club Anejo Blanco
1 part Ballantine's Blended Scotch
1 part La Gitana Manzanilla
1 dash Fee's orange bitters

Stir with much ice. Strain into a coupe.

Thank you Nick for hosting. Thank you Fred for keeping the MxMo going. Thank you Bill for the drink name; I had other name ideas but this one I can't Raúl out.