Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tiki Liqueur Spirit Spotlight: The Rum Chata, Horchata Con Ron, a exotic blend of rum, cream and cinnamon.

Tiki Liqueur Spirit Spotlight: Rum Chata

The Rum Chata, Horchata Con Ron, a exotic blend of premium Caribbean rum, sweet dairy cream and cinnamon. A must have for your tiki bar or tiki lounge.

There are a large number of tiki drinks recipes being invented as of late. Many look aat this tiki spirit as the new Kahlua, but we just look at it as another option.

The bartender at the tiki lounge last night who introduced me to rum chata, said that he has made a killer french toast recipe using rum chata.

Proof: 13.75%  ALC./VOL.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mai-Kai’s Black Magic

Secret Tiki Drink Recipes: How to make the famous Mai-Kai’s Black Magic cocktail drink with ingredients and instructions.  Two versions of the popular cocktail drink are included in this article.

This drink is a lot of peoples favorite cocktail at the Mai-Kai and is very popular. With Halloween coming, we thought this would make a great Halloween cocktail.

The Mai-Kai is a temple of the tropical drink and tiki culture. There drinks date back to the glory days of tiki culture. Truly a mecca for the tiki cocktail drink fan.

_____________________________________________ (Black Magic Recipe One)

This recipe is from the Mai Kai recipe book:
(Chip and Andy, June 26 2010)

Black Magic Recipe:
3/4 oz lime, oj, grapefruit, honey
1/4 Don's #7 (See Note)
1 1/2 coffee (nice and black)
1 1/2 Kohala Bay Gold
1 1/2 Dark Rum
3 dashes bitters
3 dashes pimento liqueur

Note: Don's #7 might be coffee liqueur, brandy or cinnamon (or combination)

Cocktail Mixing Instructions
Shake in a cocktail shaker until cold then pour unstrained into Snifter.
Add crushed ice and enjoy.

_____________________________________________ (Black Magic Recipe Two)

Jeff Westlake's Black Magic Cocktail:
3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Orange juice
3/4 Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz honey
1/4 oz Don's #7
1.5 oz White Rum
1.5 Kohala Rum
1.5 Dark Rum
3 dash bitters
3 dash pimento syrup?

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tiki drink recipes: The "Tropical Rainbow Splash" cocktail drink recipe.

New school tiki drink recipes: How to make the "Tropical Rainbow Splash" cocktail drink recipe.

This drink is a house cocktail at the Tumon Bay Lobster and Grill. It was invented buy the bartenders and managers.  The drinks taste is of green apple and subtle notes of pineapple.  This is a exotic tropical cocktail drink that does not use rum, but other exotic ingredients like Apfelkorn, Blue Curacao and Arrow Sloe Gin.

The drink is visually stunning with a green bottom and a red color floating on top. Another aspect of this tiki cocktail is that it uses a unusual main ingredient, Apfelkorn.  Apfelkorn is a sweet apple liqueur from Germany.

Tropical Rainbow Splash Recipe:

1 oz Apfelkorn

1oz Blue Curacao

1 oz Arrow Sloe Gin Berry Liqueur

2 oz of pineapple juice

Mixing Instructions:
In a clear cocktail glass pour in the Apfelkorn.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add the pineapple juice.
Next, add the Blue Curacao.
Now float the Sloe Gin over the back a spoon.
Garnish the tropical cocktail with a orange slice, cherry, and umbrella.

Apfelkorn Liqueur
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A new school tiki cocktail drink called the Tropical Rainbow. This drink uses Apfelkorn and Sloe Gin as a base. A nice layered cocktail with tastes of apples and pineapples. Tiki drink recipes. Also a nice Blue Curacao recipe.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tiki and Tropical Drinks: Appleton Bird Cocktail using Appleton Jamaican Rum.

Tiki and Tropical Drink Recipes: Learn how to make the Appleton Bird cocktail a new Jamaican mixed drink. Here is a new one for your logbooks, a great Appleton rum recipe right from Appleton Estate themselves that we thought we would share with you all. Appleton is a premier rum distiller famous in Jamaica for their fine rums. The Tia Maria, a coffee liqueur, also has origins in Jamaica and tastes of Jamaican coffee beans and vanilla. 

The Appleton rum gives the drink it's depth and the Tia Maria gives it it's complexity with notes of coffee and vanilla and a creamy texture. The creme de banana blends great and gives the drink a nice tropical vibe.  The orange juice helps to round everything out. A really nice tropical drink from Jamaica that would be a great additional to your tiki bar.

We have had a bunch of nice reviews for this tropical / tiki cocktail in the last few weeks.

Appleton Bird Cocktail Recipe
• 1 1/2 ounces Appleton Special Jamaica Rum
• 1/4 ounces Tia Maria (coffee Liquor)
• 1/2 ounces creme de banana
• 4 ounces fresh orange juice

Mixing Instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice until cold and frosty.
Strain and pur into a tiki mug with ice.
You can garnish the cocktail with either a cherry or orange wedge or both.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tiki Drink Recipes: The Port Light recipe, a tiki cocktail.

Tiki Cocktail Recipes: How to make the Port Light cocktail drink.
This tropical cocktail uses bourbon whiskey and not rum as a base ingredient.
The passion fruit syrup blends nicely with the bourbon to make a great mixed drink to enjoy in the tiki bar or the tiki lounge.

Port Light recipe
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce lemon juice
.5 ounce passion fruit syrup
.5 ounce grenadine
1 cup Crushed ice
Mixing Instructions:Mix all ingredients into a cocktail blender.  Blend for a few seconds. Now pour into a tall tiki mug. Garnish with mint and cherry. 
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Classic Tiki Cocktail Drinks: The "Jet Pilot" cocktail recipe using 3 types of rum!

Classic Tiki Cocktail Drinks: How to make the "Jet Pilot" cocktail for your tiki lounge.

This is a cousin of the famous "Test Pilot" tiki cocktail.
The origins of the "jet pilot' go back to around 1950, where the drink was invented at the Luau Restaurant. This drink really symbolizes many tiki drinks, it's got three rums and exotic fruit juices. It usually has a limit two or one in the tiki bar drink menus. This drink, as with many classic tiki cocktails, takes a bit of prep, but the rewards are well worth the effort. This is one of those vintage tiki cocktails that you just have to try, so give it a go! This one is potent, it contains three types of rum.  The Cinnamon syrup and bitters combine to give it a interesting edge.  The anise liqueur also helps to give the drink some complexity. It is amazing how all the ingredients in this drink blend so well together. If you like rum and want a great rum recipe, you have to give the Jet Pilot a go. It's a great addition to your tiki bar.

Cinnamon Syrup: We will cover how to make your own cinnamon syrup in a future article on this site.

You can also use absinthe instead of Pernod, which is what we did. Also if you do not have any cinnamon syrup you can use the powered spice if you have to, but it is not preferred.

Jet Pilot Recipe: 
• 1 oz Jamaican rum (Appleton, Wray and Nephew, etc.)
• 3/4 oz gold Puerto Rican rum (Ron Llave Supremo, Bacardi Gold, etc.)
• 3/4 oz 151-proof demerara rum (Lemon Hart)
• 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
• 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
• 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup (Torani, Monin, etc)
• dash of Angostura bitters
• 6 dashes Pernod or Herbsaint or Absinthe
• 4 oz crushed ice
• cherry for garnish

Mixing Instructions:
Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a cocktail blender.
Add the ice to the blender.
Blend for about 10-15 seconds.
Pour into a hurricane, margarita glass or favorite tiki mug.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry which is sometimes caramelized, or small toy plane.

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Tiki drink recipes presents the "Jet Pilot" cocktail recipe. Learn about a great tropical rum mixed drink. Brought to you by professional mixologist within the tiki culture. A great cocktail to drink while in the tiki hut. A mixed drink that is a great rum recipe. A tiki drink similar to the test pilot mixed drink.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tiki Drink Spirit Spotlight: New Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur

Tiki Drink Spirit Spotlight: Trader Vic's New Chocolate.
This is going to inspire a whole new era of tiki cocktails. The tiki mixologists are hard at work, birthing a whole new era of tiki cocktails. This is a great new spirit to add to your tiki bar or tiki lounge.

Overview of Trader Vic's Chocolate.
Taste of a chololate Tootsie Roll, brings back feeling of childhood. A wonderful indulgence. In the same spirit as Trader Vic's Kona Coffee and Kahlua.

There are 3 other new trader vic's to be released very soon!

Proof:  15% abv
Cost:  15.00 to 20.00 usd
Size: 750 ml

Trader Vic's Chocolate
Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur Recipes:
Not very tiki, but at least it will get you started.

Ubiquitous Chocolate Martini:

• 2 oz vodka (Grey Goose, Skyy, Smirnoff, Absolut, etc.)

• 1/2 oz Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur

Mixing Instructions:
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir, do not shake this one.
Now, strain into a martini glass. 
Garnish with chocolate shavings.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Classic Tiki Drink Recipes: The Don the Beachcomber's "Cobras Fang" recipe.

Tiki Cocktails: How to make the old school Don the Beachcomber version of the Cobras Fang Cocktail.
This is a classic, vintage tiki cocktail that you gotta try. A great drink to try at the tiki bar or tiki lounge.

Like many tiki cocktails this one takes a bit of prep, but it is well worth the effort.
Two rums give it a nice kick, but is balanced well by the tropical fruit juices.
If you can't find Fassionola, you can use a any quality fruit punch.

Cobras Fang Recipe:
1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. Falernum (fee brothers, john d. taylor's velvet, etc.) Passion fruit.
1/2 oz. Fresh orange juice
1/4 oz. Fassionola (hard to find, can use fruit punch.)
1/2 oz. Dark Jamaican Rum (appleton Estate, Myers dark rum, etc.)
1/2 oz. Lemon Hart Demerara  151
1 dash each Angostura bitters,
selected herbs (who knows???)

Mixing instructions:
Mix all of the ingredients with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake until cold.
Serve in a tall tiki glass
Garnish the drink with mint leaves and lime wheel.

Source: "Hawai'i Tropical Drinks and Cuisine"

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New School Tiki Cocktails: The "Malibu Black and Stormy" using Ginger Beer.

Modern Tiki Cocktail Drink Recipes: How to make the "Malibu Black and Stormy."

In the next we weeks we will be focusing on the new Malibu Black. Which is a dark colored Malibu with a higher proof than normal Malibu and of course it has a flavor of coconut.  We had a chance to experiment with it this week, and we will be posting the results.

Malibu Black and Stormy Recipe:
• 1.5 parts Malibu Black
• Top with Ginger Beer

Mixing Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a highball glass with ice and thats all you have to do, very easy to make.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

New School Tiki Cocktails: Introducing Poptails, a frozen cocktail treat, this recipe is for a Mango Maui Mai Tai

How to make a frozen new school tiki concoction called the "Mango Maui Mai Tai", in the new catogory called "Poptails", a nice mix of cocktail and popsicle. A very fun cocktail.

A great way to cool off on a hot summer night at the tiki bar.

It got up to 104 today outside, so we tthought, what a perfect time to try the Mango Maui Mai Tai poptail.  Here is how to make one yourself.

Mango Maui Mai Tai Poptail Recipe:

• 2 mangoes peeled and cubed
• 1/4 lb pineapple peeled and cubed
• 1/2 cup limeade
• 2 oz white rum
   (Bacardi Superior White Rum, Appleton White Rum, Wray & Nephew Rum White, Appleton Estate Classic , Myer's Platinum White Rum, etc.)
• 2 oz gold rum (Goslings Bermuda Gold Rum, Bacardi Gold, etc.)
• 1 oz dark rum (Cruzan Estate, Whalers, Black Strap Rum, Pusser's, Myer's Dark Rum, etc.)

Mix the mango, pineapple and limeade in a cocktail blender.
Blend until everything is pureed nicely. 
Add the rums and blend a bit more.
Pour the mix into a popsicle mold.
Now, freeze and insert the popsicle sticks.

Poptails are a wonderful frozen cocktail treat for your tiki party of luau.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tiki Cocktail Spirits: Crystal Head Vodka, a very cool spirit for your tiki bar.

Learn all about the new Crystal Head Vodka.  
Bring some voodoo to your tiki bar.

Right away we have to tell you, the co-founder of Crystal Head Vodka is the actor and SNL star Dan Aykroyd. This alone for me made the purchase a must. Well that and the really cool clear skull bottle. I have always had a fondness for skulls. And it does look fantastic on the shelf of the tiki bar I must say.

It is definitely a conversation starter. People always ask me about it when they see it at the tiki bar.
I will keep the bottle after the vodka is gone.

Crystal Head Vodka

Crystal Head Vodka is manufactured by Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Ltd. Located both in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The main aspect of this vodka is that it is quadruple-distilled, triple-filtered through charcoal and get this, triple-filtered through Herkimer diamond crystals. 

The clear skull bottle is made by Bruni Glass and is packed nice in a rigid cardboard box and a wooden bottle closure for extra protection.

Overall, the vodka has a very smooth taste, from the major distillation process mentioned above. It also has hints of a little bit of licorice at the end.

As a added bonus, it looks real cool if back lite with colored lights.

All in all you gotta try it with your favorite vodka based tiki concoction.

For tiki bars to keep relevant and evolving we must think out of the rum box, and embrace the new era of vodkas and tequilas.



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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tiki and tropical drink recipes: The "Pineapple Mojito" cocktail drink.

How to make the Pineapple Mojito, a great tasting tropical cocktail for your tiki bar.
A great drink to cool off to while you are chilling in the tiki lounge.

Pineapple Mojito Recipe:

• 3 sprigs mint (one for garnish)
• 2 teaspoons of sugar half a lime, chopped
• 1-1/2 ounces light rum (Bacardi, cruzan, trader vic's, etc.)
• 2 pieces fresh pineapple

• Club Soda

Muddle 2 sprigs of mint, lime, pineapple, and sugar in a mixing glass to release the essence. Then add the rum. Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Then strain into a highball glass with ice. Top with the club soda and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tiki drink recipes: The "China Village Mai Tai" recipe using rum as a base.

How to make the "China Village Mai Tai", with recipe and instructions.
This is a great variation of the traditional trader vic mai tia. A great tiki cocktail for your tiki bar or luau. This drink is starting to become more and more popular in the last couple of years. It gets high votes from people who have tried it. It's a modern restaurant take on the classic mai tai's. It is very different than the traditional Mia Tia, it uses very different ingredients. The traditonal Mai Tai uses orgeat or almond, which this version does not.

China Village Mai Tai Recipe:
• 1 part Bacardi dark rum
• 1 part Bacardi light rum
• 1 1/2 parts triple sec
• 1/2 part Tropicana® orange juice
• 1 oz canned pineapple juice
• 1/4 oz grenadine syrup
• ice cubes (crushed)

Instructions:In a cocktail shaker add ice cubes. 
Then, add the Bacardi dark rum and light rum, grenadine, orange juice, and then the pineapple juice. Top the mix with the triple sec and shake until cold and frosty.
Serve in a Collins glass, tiki mug, or any unusual cocktail glass.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry.

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