Tiki Tuesday: Mongoose In A Barrel

Ahoy! I'll bet you're thirsty. Let's not concern ourselves with where I've been and why I haven't been blogging and get right to it! Some time ago in the age of TDN there was a drink garnished in Egyptian godly fashion and calling for XO rum and named after a mongoose! It was Doug's Rikki Tiki Tavi. Not quite as long ago from Putney Farm came the Rickey-Tiki-Tavi. Both fine drinks. One perhaps more well-knit than the other. One perhaps less accommodating of substitution than the other? Anyhoo, rather than rehash drinks already presented let's put the drinks together! Hey let's use that bottle of Brennivin we've got too!

Reykjavik Tiki Tavi
1.5 oz Chairman's Reserve
1.5 oz Brennivin*
0.75 oz Smith & Cross
1 oz honey mix
1 oz lime juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
0.75 oz orgeat
2 dashes Abbot's bitters

0.75 oz Louis Royer VSOP as a float.

Assemble in tiki fashion with much crushed ice and shake, whirr, blend, etc. Disgorge into a fanciful vessel. Float cognac. Garnish with tiki mayhem.

*In a pinch you can substitute whichever akvavit/aquavit you have on hand. Augment the drink's name in a suitable fashion if this is the case.



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