Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tiki Tuesday: Jamaican A Jet Pilot?

I made fassionola and you can too! Read through the Atomic Grog, you'll figure it out! I was going to present to you the Cobra's Fang or a reasonable facsimile but I think Kevin, Fred, and Andrea have that covered. Covered quite well. Besides, who would want to drink a Massasauga Rattlesnake? Instead lets take a drink many know and love (and which may be an excellent prototype with which to introduce friends to tiki) and put it through the ringer!

First we're not going to make the Luau drink. Second we're not even really going to make the Mai Kai drink. Third pay attention and you'll see what we do. (I'm a "we" now??)

Served in a Polynesian Palace Don Ho glass we serve a tribute (#bastardizen?) to Hurricane Hayward's tribute to the Mai Kai's...

Jet Pilot
1 oz lime juice
0.75 oz 2:1 honey mix
0.125 oz falernum
0.125 oz fassionola
0.75 oz Havana Club Anejo Blanco*
0.75 oz Smith & Cross
0.75 oz Myers's
1 dash Angostura bitters
3 drops absinthe (Clandestine)

1 cup crushed ice
0.75 oz 151*

Combine first nine ingredients with ice and blend until tiki-frothy. Pour into a DOF. Add more ice as you see fit. Float overproof rum on top.*

Come at me sideways rude boy!

*You could go All-Jamaican with Appleton white and J.Wray....

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tiki (Adjecent) Tuesday: Cowgirl Uprising

What happens when a stellar tiki-tender sidesteps an innuendo? YOU GET A DELICIOUS DRINK THAT'S WHAT! Everyone's favourite booted booze-blogger took my joke as a challenge and fashioned a new fashioned drink. Here it is (with my spin owing to what's in my bar):

Cowgirl Uprising
1.5 oz Knob Creek 120
0.5 oz Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire 
1 oz honey mix
0.5 oz lime juice
1 tsp Dillon's absinthe
1 dash orange bitters
0.25 cup diced peaches
0.75 cup crushed ice

Whiz in a blender. Pour into a goblet. Garnish with mint.

120 proof bourbon; XO Cognac liqueur; 135 proof absinthe: Get hammered?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tiki Tuesday: Eye See What You Did There...

A certain number of Fridays ago I was looking for an "evening extender" and decided to peruse the ole Pegu Tiki  Blog. As with all things made from a recipe it is important to read the entire recipe before beginning. Very important! I did not do this. What I made wasn't as careless (or hilarious) as a trifle/shepherd's pie and it certainly didn't taste like feet. I shan't be so presumptuous as to say I've made an improvement here but in the grand tradition let's give this alternate drink a new name! (It's what Helena would do)

Sidewinder's Eye
1 oz Myers's Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 80
1.5 oz lime juice
1.5 oz passion fruit syrup
0.75 oz guava juice
0.75 oz grapefruit juice

Shake with crushed ice and pour unstrained into a tiki mug. Top with 3 oz soda water. Garnish if you must.

I realised too late that I had no orange juice and no oranges for juicing. For a moment I thought of just subbing guava for orange but this seemed like it would overshadow the passion fruit. I suddenly remembered I had grapefruit and voila! It extended my evening; it slaked my thirst; it may get made again.


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Tiki Tuesday: The Chart Room

A great way to make a delicious drink is to start with a Martin Cate recipe and make substitutions as needed. Fear not; I'll explain.

I never buy port. I don't know why this is as I enjoy it and I often buy sherry and Dubonnet type wines but I never actually buy port. Sure, I'll quaff it if offered. I may even order it when out but bottles of it never make it to my home bar. This is just one of the stumbling blocks for a drink which (until now) I'd never made*.

The second stumbling block is the lack of Navan. If Gautier Seve was still an option here in Ontartio I might give that a go but it's not so back to the drawing board, so to speak. On Tiki Central there is a thread about what to substitute for Navan and it would seem there is a similar product offered by Meukow... I do have Licor 43 but let's be obstinate shall we?

The Chart Room**
2 oz Myers’s Rum
0.5 oz Galliano Vanilla***
0.5 oz maple syrup
0.5 oz Rivesaltes hors d'age****
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz pure pressed pineapple juice
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a pilsner filled with crushed ice. Top with 1 oz soda water. Garnish with mint.

Be Well!

*Let's be honest I still haven't made the drink.
**After a certain number of substitutions a new name is a must
***This is the only Galliano expression available here. If you've got Licor 43 perhaps use that rather than cluttering up your bar. 
****Bonne chance!