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: 
Ingredients:
• 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:
Ingredients:

• 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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Trader Vic's Chocolate Liqueur Recipes for your tiki bar. A chocolate cocktail recipe. A new spirit to try in the tiki lounge today.

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:
Ingredients
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???)
grenadine

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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Tiki cocktail drink recipes presents the Don the Beachcomber cobras fang recipe. A mixed drink that is a amazing rum recipe mixed with fruit juices.

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:
Ingredients:
• 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.)

Instructions:
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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