Sunday, August 16, 2009

Classic old school Tiki Drink Coktail Recipes: The Q.B. Cooler

Tiki drink recipes: How to make the Q.B. Cooler cocktail.

This tiki cocktail drink dates back to 1937, making it a true tiki classic. The inventor of this classic tiki cocktail is either Don the Beachcomber or Trader Vic, the debate still rages on. Must tend to think it is Donn Beach. This drink is reported to be Don the Beachcombers "Mia Tai". Now it is famous at the legendary Ti, where it is called the Q.B. Kula.

This is a strong drink, with earthy undertones from the Pernod, and Angostura bitters.

Q.B. Cooler Recipe:

• 2 oz dark Jamaican rum (Appleton or Aged)
• 1 oz light Puerto Rican rum (Cruzan,
Bacardi, etc)
• ½ oz Cointreau (Orange)
• ½ oz Honey Mix
• ½ oz fresh lime juice
• ½ oz fresh orange juice
• ¼ oz Falernum (Fee Brothers or Velvet)
• ¼ oz passion fruit syrup
• 1/8 tsp Pernod (about a dash)
• dash or two of Angostura (Do not over due)
• 1 oz Soda Water • ice
Garnish with a mint sprig and/or fruit.

Mixing procedure:
Shake in cocktail shaker until cold.
Pour into a tiki mug.

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New school Tiki Cocktail: The "Pacifico" a tequila drink recipe.

How to make the new school or neo tiki cocktail drink called"Pacifico."

Invented by Dom Venegas. The name comes from the idea to include items found around the Pacific Rim. This drink takes a bit more time to prepare, but it is worth it. The taste is fruity, exotic with notes of cinnamon and pepper. This drink uses tequila and not rum as the alcohol base which moves it into the new school tiki cocktail arena. Becoming popular at tiki bars.

• 2 oz blanco Tequila (7 Leguas, Patron, Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, etc.)
• 1 oz strawberry juice
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• 1/2 oz agave nectar (infused with a bit of ginger and red pepper)
• 1/2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
• 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, freshly grated is possible
• A dash cayenne pepper
• A dash black pepper

1. Combine the spices and set aside.
2. Place the Tequila, and juices together in a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Shake and then pour.
4. Sprinkle a small amount of the spice mix on the top of the drink.
5. With a torch, very briefly flame the spices floating to release the scents.
6. Garnish with pineapple.

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New TIki Cocktails: The Dead Reckoning Drink Recipe

How to make the new school tiki cocktail drink "The Dead Reckoning".

This Neo Tiki drink recipe was created by the tiki legend Martin Cate. Cate is starting a new meca of tiki called Smugglers Cove. This drink is complex and well blended and very potent. Very interesting tiki drink in that it mixes rum with wine.

Ingredients for "The Dead Reckoning"
• 2 oz. aged rum (Cate used Flor De Cana 12-year, Cockspur 12-year)
• 1/2 oz. Navan vanilla liqueur
• 1/2 oz. pure maple syrup
• 1/2 oz. tawny port
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 1 oz. pineapple juice
• 1 dash Angostura bitters (do not overdue)
• 1 oz. club soda

Combine all ingredients but the soda water in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water. Stir gently. Garnish with pineapple leaves, mint spring, and a lemon spiral.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tiki spirits: CHERRY HEERING, The Original Cherry Brandy.

Tiki Spirits: A closer look at Cherry Heering, a cherry brandy liquer.
Used in quite a few tiki and tropical cocktails, so a closer look is in order.

Of Danish origin, born in Denmark in 1818.
Invented by Peter Heering.
The recipe for Cherry Heering Brandy is a closely guarded family secret,
handed down for generations. It is thought to be the original
cherry brandy. They use a certain variety of cherry known as
the dark stevens cherry, that grows in certain parts of Denmark.

Sometimes it is simply called "Heering".
It is aged for 3-5 years before being bottled.
It has a black cherry flavor, that is not too sweet.
Herbal undertones are also present.
It has a darker red color.
It has a smooth full flavor.

Tiki Recipes that use Cherry Herring:
The Singapore Sling. (Link to recipe)
Blood and Sand. (Link to recipe)

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