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A few old favorites

Chad Austin's
Permanent Vacation
From "Everyone Has A F*cking Cocktail Book"
2 oz White Rum
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
3 dashes Ango
Salt
Vacation

Cloud Forest
from the "Tropical Standard" book.
5 drops salt solution
14-16 Thai Basil leaves
1/2 oz strained Lime Juice
1 1/2 oz Coconut Mix (3 parts Coco Lopez to 1 part Coconut Milk)
1 1/2 oz 100 proof Vodka or Black Cow Vodka
Blend well
Slowly add 1/4 Xanthan Gum while blending then 170 gms crushed ice.
Garnish with a sprig of Thai Basil
I used 2 oz Don Q Cristal in place of the vodka because I'm a pirate.
Cloud Forest

Slightly modified from Potion of the Caribbean
Voodoo Grog
2 oz Barbancourt 8 Star
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Allspice Dram
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1 Egg White
Shake VIGOROUSLY
Add ice and shake
Garnish with mint and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Voodoo

Chad Austin's
Kilts and Tropical Shirts
2 oz Blended Scotch (Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve)
1/2 oz Amaro (Campari)
3/4 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Orgeat
Shake or flash blend
Float 1/4 oz Peychaud's Bitters
Kilts and Shirts

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Cobra’s Fang one of my all time favorites. Note the Heresy garnish (Vic’s cocktail stick in DTB drink). I like to include the snake in my Cobra’s Fang even though it’s not traditional.

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce homemade falernum
  • 3/4 ounce homemade fassionola
  • 1 ounce yellow snake Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce plantation O.F.T.D
  • 1 teaspoon homemade grenadine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 6 drops of absinthe
  • 6 drops of 20% saline solution

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Another Friday another Tiki cocktail! I made the Smuggler’s Cove Jet Pilot: IMG_4209 I used Goslings Black Rum, Havanna Club 7 & Platation O.F.T.D.

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Whoops, the post got submitted twice accidentally.

[ Edited by KonsTiki on 2024-02-09 11:47:41 ]

I should have asked. I know there was Coruba and another unmarked bottle that was probably a blend. The menu says "Aged Martinique and Jamaican rums", and on the back bar there was Rhum JM VO and dark and light bottles of Neisson.

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Hamo posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2024 11:12 PM

My last drink till Easter: a Mai Tai with Kevin Crossman's "Ultimate" rum blend

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Brian Maxwell's
Belly of the Beast
2oz Aged Puerto Rican Rum
1oz Overproof Jamaican Rum
1oz Aperol
1oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1oz Lime Juice
1oz Orange Juice
1oz Grapefruit Juice
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Large Tiki vessel
Whip shake and pour unstrained.Top with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, flower, citrus ship, and smoldering cinnamon stick.
Feel free to scale this down to a single drink by just cutting everything in half.
Garnished with a plastic beast.
Belly

There is no Ting soda in my county. We stopped at a hole-in-the-wall Jamaican restaurant out of town. They had Ting so I picked one up, should have gotten more 😕 Wray & Ting tonight with homemade Jamaican Patty (meat pie), Vegetable Rundown, and Mango Passion Fruit Cheesecake.
Wray & Ting

Toro! Toro! Ole!
1 1/2 oz Tequila Reposado Pueblo Viejo
1/2 oz Mezcal Peleton de la Muerta Espadin
1/2 oz Benedictine
3/4 oz Orange Juice (I used Blood Orange)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Fassionola
1/4 oz Passion Fruit Puree
3 dashes Peychauds Bitters
1 dash Ancho Reyes Liqueur
5 drops Saline Solution
Toro

Greg Easter's
Laava Hurricane
1 1/2 oz Goslings Black Seal
1 oz Hamilton Demerara 151
1/2 Licor 43
3/4 oz Fassionola
1 oz Lemon Juice
1-2 dashes Allspice Dram
Garnish with a citrus wedge, a Luxardo cherry, and a shredded paper umbrella
Served with Jambalaya and mini King's Cake
Laava Hurricane

Monkey's Paw
by Christopher Day, General Lee's Cocktail House - Los Angeles.
1 1/2 oz Barbarossa White Rum
1/2 oz park Carte Blanche VS Cognac
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/8 oz Giffard Banane du Brasil
3/8 oz Honey Syrup
It was tart enough that you could increase the Banana and Honey syrup to 1/2 each for ease of measurement. Or increase the Banana to 1/2 and decrease the Honey Syrup to 1/4
Monkey Paw

Dole Whip
I left out the sugar and added 2 ounces of rum. The rum made it thin enough to drink with a straw
Dole Whip 2
Dole Whip 1

Oaxacan Moon by Andrew Boimila
2oz mezcal (or a combination of Tequila and Mezcal as you see fit)
.5 passion syrup
.25 falernum
.25 orgeat
.75 lime juice
Garnished with a dried dragon fruit moon and dried starfruit star.
Oaxacan Moon

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Mike, nice presentation and great recipes. Just wondering what kind of Fassionola do you use in your drinks?

Looks like everyone made up for dry January with some great drinks and photos recently. They all look great!

I just have one, but it's new: Sleestack Attack, a tasty Rum Barrel riff by Matt Strickland featured in issue 22 of Exotica Moderne ...

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Re the Mai Tai at Latitude 29 ... I know that the Bum traditionally prefers equal parts dark Jamaican and aged rhum agricole. His website says Appleton, the liquor.com recipe says Coruba. Both say Rhum Clement. The Imbibe link offers some other suggestions. Unconfirmed, but I've heard that they may also add a half ounce of Hamilton 151 to give it a boost.

https://beachbumberry.com/recipe-mai-tai.html https://www.liquor.com/recipes/mai-tai/ https://imbibemagazine.com/recipe/recipe-mai-tai/

Thanks Hurricane Hayward.

As featured in "Sunny Sund: The Woman Behind Don the Beachcomber, Inc.: A Hollywood Story," a vintage cocktail I call the Sunakora Zombie. Get the recipe and check out the latest news on the opening of the new Don the Beachcomber restaurant in Florida: https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2024/02/21/new-don-the-beachcomber-brand-opens-first-restaurant-in-southwest-florida/#zombie

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Amazing cocktails from everyone once again! I am devastated that I’ll never get to visit Laava! That Hurricane looks delicious! Here’s few drinks from tonight! Aku Aku (SC’s recipe): IMG_4248

Aku Aku’s Zombie: IMG_4249

Painkiller (blood orange instead of regular):IMG_4254

1/2 Hurricane (SC’s recipe): IMG_4255

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Doctor Funk from Don the Beachcomber in Florida is reminiscent of the Smuggler's Cove version ...

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You can find that recipe and a full preview of DTB in Madeira Beach at AtomicGrog.com or https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2024/02/28/don-the-beachcomber-grand-opening-in-florida-is-a-smashing-success/#doctor-funk

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A tribute to The Mai-Kai's Tahitian Breeze, featured on Hidden Harbor's Tiki Time Machine menu ...

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https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/19/mai-kai-cocktail-review-tasty-tahitian-breeze-is-packed-with-tropical-flavors-history/

I used Matt Pietrik's Analog Fassionola. Very flavorful and easy to make. If you make a batch you might want to consider halving it, it make a BIG batch of Fassionola. I put it in 3 bottles. Give one away, froze one, and an using the third.

Time to catch up.

Nutty Like a Fruitcake
By Mindy Kucan at HalePale in Portland.
1 1/2 oz Demerara Rum
1/2 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Creole Shrubb or Dry Curaçao
1/4 oz Allspice Dram
3/4 oz Orgeat
1 dash Tiki Bitters
Garnish with a clove studded orange wedge.
Here's what AI had to say about it LOL
"Look no further than Nutty Like a Fruit Cake if you're looking for something different from typical bar drinks but still want some history behind them - which means they have survived long enough through various trends coming back around again due largely because people enjoy changing what already works well when bartenders take time perfecting their techniques before presenting said creation onto unsuspecting customers who will undoubtedly ask questions once served since there must be certain key elements included within both glass & garnish alike."
Nutty Like a Fruitcake

Dottie Deville's
Lava Rum Demon
1 oz Copalli White Rum
1 oz Jagermeister
1 oz Mezcal
1 oz White Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
I picked up some Everclear 190 Proof in neighboring Arizona (not sold in California) and a mister, I am very carefully experimenting with this fireball flame effect.
Lava Rum Demon

By William Prestwood via Minimalist Tiki
Quarantine Order
1 1/2 oz Appleton Estate Signature
1 1/2 oz Jamaican Rum Bar Gold
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Passionfruit Syrup
5 dashes Angostura Bitters
Quarantine Order

Watching Krakatoa out on the patio, I made Kelly Merrell's version of Hele Pele's Krakatoa.
1 oz Mount Gay
1 oz Hamilton 86 Demerara
1/2 oz Kahlua
1/2 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Don's Mix
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drops Absinthe
Krakatoa

While making some Huli Huli Beef Skewers, it occurred to me that Huli Huli Sauce is just spiced (and salted) simple syrup LOL
Huli Huli Daiquiri
2 oz contraband Cuban Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Huli Huli Sauce
A bit too much Huli Huli
Next try
Huli Huli Planter's Punch
2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse
1 1/2 oz Black Tea
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Huli Huli Sauce
A bit better, the salt and umami are interesting in a cocktail but I won't be trying this again 😁
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Justin Oliver's
Bamboo Barrel
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Barbados Gold Rum
1/2 oz Demerara 151 Rum
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/4 oz Allspice
Flash blend
Deliciously tart! Served with Mango Salsa Pork Chops, Rice, and Fried Plantains
Bamboo Barrel

Had a friend over for drinks. Made up this menu using AI graphics
Menu

Lava Bowl
Circa 1970s from Don the Beachcomber's, St Paul MN
3 oz Demerara Rum
2 oz Gold Jamaican Rum
1 oz Gold Puerto Rican Rum
6 oz Grapefruit Juice
2 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with crushed ice and dump into a volcano bowl. Then light it on fire!
Lava Bowl

My green cocktail in honor of St Patty on March 17th
Brian Maxwell's
Holiday in the 4th Republic
3/4 oz Cognac
3/4 oz Dark Jamaican Rum
3/4 oz Mezcal
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Coconut Cream
1 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Pandan Syrup
I kept adding Pandan Extract until it turned green LOL
Holiday 4th Republic

[ Edited by MadDogMike on 2024-03-18 11:02:50 ]

Remembering Esotico Miami with Daniele Dalla Pola's Esotico Rum Cup from Minimalist Tiki ...

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Get the recipe in my story on the restaurant's 5-year history, the future of Kaona Room, plus Dalla Pola's next adventures. Go to AtomicGrog.com or ... https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2024/03/19/beyond-esotico-miami-kaona-room-and-daniele-dalla-polas-cocktail-and-rum-adventures/#esotico-rum-cup

Made a drive from the bottom of California up past the middle and got to make a few Tiki stops

VenTiki - Ventura
(Back)Chi Chi and Fogcutter
(Front)The Fuzz and the Reverb Crash from the 2003 Tiki Central Drink Contest by kick_the_reverb
VenTiki

Dr Funk - San Jose
Saturn's Sunrise, Shaman King, Jungle Bird, Dr Funk
Dr Funk 1
Phoenix Rising, Missionary's Downfall, Paradise Lagoon, and Shamen King
Dr Funk 2

The Bamboo Club - Long Beach
Boozin' Baboon Punch, Monkeypod, Bringing Sexy Daq, and What a Prick! (prickly pear daiquiri)
Bamboo Club

And one from home,
From Dave Basement Kahuna Wolfe
Concubine
2 oz Demerara Rum
1 oz Gold Rum
1 oz Licor 43
3 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 teaspoon Grenadine
4 drops Pernod
Garnish with mint and pineapple
Concubine

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Hamo posted on Tue, Apr 2, 2024 10:00 PM

I am finishing the aged eggnog I'd made for Christmas that's been in the back of the fridge. It still tastes marvelous (and not just because I haven't had a drink since the middle of February.)

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Hamo posted on Mon, Apr 8, 2024 8:53 PM

Pineapples were recently on sale. Hollowed out this one and poured in a Hamo Blamo

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Mourning the loss of the Aku Aku tiki bar (one week late) with a 1934 Zombie. I am super bummed that I didn’t get to visit Oslo while the Aku Aku was still operational, since I feel like Oslo has the tightest Tiki community closest to me. The rum eases the pain though. IMG_4495 I subbed the falernum with pimento dram and the results were great!

I found an inexpensive vial of gold flakes and created a cocktail around it.
Cursed Aztec Gold
1 1/2 oz Paranubes Oaxacan Rum
1/2 oz Mezcal Espadín El Silencio
1 oz Chocolate Liqueur (Mozart)
1/2 oz Ancho Reyes Liquor (homemade)
1 1/2 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup (homemade)
10 drops Vanilla Extract
2 dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters (Fee Bros)
Rim glass with edible gold flakes
Cursed

The drink that goes with Tikiland's Mansion Stanchion mug
"Any Volunteers?"
2 oz Cognac
3/4 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Hendricks Gin
1 Egg White
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drops Saline Solution
6 drops Orange Blossom Water
Dry shake, then shake with ice
Garnished with Angostura spray and dehydrated Dragon Fruit
Volunteers

Brian Maxwell's
By The Toe
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Orgeat
Shake or flash blend
Float 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
The "toe" garnish is a lemonquat or lemondrop, the lemon version or the kumquat (I didn't know they even existed! 🤔)
Toe

Your Wheel of Fortune "Before & After" cocktail comes from a song by Toots & the Maytals and a Denzel Washington movie
Monkey Man on Fire
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Aged Rum
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup
Garnished with a flaming monkey who seems quite shocked to find himself in this predicament. Monkeyman cocktail by Jim Kearns. Bourbon, banana, and cinnamon play well together.

A Filipino friend gifted me some Filipino Tanguay spiced rum. So I mixed it with ube and marya-marya to make Brian Maxwell's
In The Gale.
1 1/4 oz Santa Teresa 1798 (I subbed Tanguay)
3/4 oz Rum Fire
3/4 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Falernum
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
4 drops Ube Extract
Gale

Jason Alexander's
The Third Oath
via Minimalist Tiki
2 1/2 oz Plantation OFTD
1 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Falernum
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
10 drops Absinthe
Oath

Cannibal Cooler
By Jason Alexander and El Nova
1 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum
1 oz Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum
3/4 oz Plantation Original Dark Rum
1 oz Hasty Fassionola
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with crushed ice, stir in
1 1/2 oz Club Soda
Delicious!
Cooler

Anthony Downing's
Lost in the Jungle
1 oz Rhum Barbancourt Réserve Espéciale
1 oz Plantation Figi
1/2 oz Plantation Original Dark
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Allspice Dram
1 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Soursoup/Guarabana Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
Love this drink in spite of having 10 ingredients LOL
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A Smuglers Cove Mai Tai in a Trader Vic’s container! Split the base with Plantaray Xaymaca and OFTD with Jamaican Yellow snake Rum. Added also a minor OFTD float. IMG_4683

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Hamo posted on Wed, May 22, 2024 10:35 PM

Breezeway Swizzle

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Don the Beachcomber's Coconut Rum, which pre-dated the Piña Colada by decades and inspired Mariano Licudine to create the White Cloud and the 1956 classic Moonkist Coconut, a staple for nearly 70 years at The Mai-Kai.

Get the recipes and the intriguing back story at AtomicGrog.com or https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2011/07/12/mai-kai-cocktail-review-in-search-of-the-elusive-moonkist-coconut/

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A few Sidewinder fangs ....Sidewinder fang

The Den of Inequity by Tim Harnett of Tiki Underground, featured in Exotica Moderne #23 (cover art by McBiff) ...

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Quarter of a scorpion bowl in a custom 1/1 moai mug!

IMG_4883 Testing the recipe for a upcoming tiki picnic.

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Hamo posted on Mon, Jul 1, 2024 10:23 PM

Worthy Park Mai Tai after my June booze break

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Nothing special, just a built up punch.IMG_2066IMG_2064

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Hamo posted on Wed, Jul 10, 2024 8:04 PM

Made the Beachcomber's Shanty to sip while working on my Art Swap piece

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Two of the many outstanding cocktails we enjoyed at The Hukilau this year:

Hukilau2024_VenTiki_Tropical-Messiah_June2024 Tropical Messiah (from VenTiki)

Once-A-Villager_Fassionola_June2024_1 Once A Villager (from Doc Parks), as featured in "Fassionola: The Torrid Story of Cocktails’ Most Mysterious Ingredient"

Get the recipes along with detailed ingredient and mixing notes in the event wrap-up story at AtomicGrog.com or https://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2024/07/05/the-hukilau-highlights-photos-and-memories-from-2023-tiki-weekender-in-south-florida-2/#tropical-messiah

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