Ford Island

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Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki. It’s a song in my head, it’s a refrain said to the beat of drums. It’s monday morning and I just want some Tiki,Tiki, Tiki, Tiki. I had a friend over the other night just so we could have “blue drinks” cause January is DREARY y’all. We had loads of them (but split them in 1/2 so we wouldn’t get trashed) and then watched Troop Beverly Hills. It was fabulous, simply fabulous! When my friend left, I was inspired to make one last drink.

Remember, if you’ve got a Tiki or Tropical drink to post on Instagram during January, use the hashtag #TikiTheSnowAway!

Ford Island

  • 1 1/2 oz Denizen Aged White Rum
  • 1/2 oz Añejo Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/4 oz Lemongrass Ginger infused 151 Vodka
  • 1 dash St George Absinthe
  • 3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Mint Sprig

Combine ingredients in tin and short shake. Strain into Collins glass over ice. Top with Club Soda. Spank the Mint sprig and garnish.

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The Blue Business

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Blue Curaçao is back y’all and I don’t mean in some frat-tastic “let’s have Blue Shots!” sort of way. I mean in a total Tiki, fabulous Tropical, creative cocktail sort of way. I recently posted a photo of my Seníor Blue Curaçao on Instagram and was met with several cries of, “oh no, I’m afraid of the Blue stuff!”. Don’t be afraid, be excited!

There is no better time for fun citrusy drinks than winter time! We need Vitamin C, we need Island type drinks, we need a little vacation in a glass because this weather is so cold and snowy! I’ll be posting these recipes one at a time instead of all at once because I’ve decided to go FULL TIKI during the chilly times! Tiki, it’s a state of mind.

The Blue Business

  • 1 1/2 oz Brugal Extra Dry Rum
  • 1/2 oz Seníor Blue Curaçao
  • 1/4 oz Pineapple infused Plymouth Gin
  • 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Syrup
  • Chartreuse Vert rinse
  • Lime Wheel

Rinse a coupe with Chartreuse and chill. Combine remaining ingredients in tin over ice and shake. Strain into coupe, Lime Wheel garnish.

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If you want to join in the fun on Instagram, use the hashtag #TikiTheSnowAway

You’re So Kind + Recent Acquisitions Jan 2015

NEW YEAR, NEW BOOZE N SUCH! No recipes this time, but I wanted to get everyone excited about all the things I’ll be posting on during Winter 2015! Cheers to you all!

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The lovely people of 18.21 Bitters sent me a whole bunch of stuff! Aren’t they kind? LIKE LEGITIMATELY KIND! AND SUCH TASTINESS!! 18.21 Bitters make not only excellent bitters but also Tinctures, Syrups and Shrubs: Blackberry Peppercorn Shrub, Charred Lime + Jalapeño + Peppercorn Syrup, Earl Grey Bitters, Lemon Ginger Tincture just to name a few! I’ve been working on a bunch of recipes and will be posting them soon!

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INOCENTE FINO SHERRY – YEAH, I DID IT, HERE WE GO! The complexity and depth of sherry is something I am really into experimenting with.

SENIOR BLUE CURAÇAO – YEAH, BLUE CURAÇAO IS BACK, GET INTO THE SWEET BLUENESS! TROPICAL BREEZES.

VELVET FALERNUM – EVEN MORE TROPICAL. Why it took me this long to get this lime/vanilla/spiced deliciousness is beyond me.

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Denizen Aged White Rum – from the Angostura distillery, this is a blended white Rum and more complex than many other white rums and an awesome banana, coconut, mango and pineapple flavors come through immediately.

Hayman’s Old Tom Gin – 19th Century Gin which is a bit sweeter and more botanical than many modern gins. MARTINEZ, here we come. I love this Gin, it’s totally awesome!

Will be posting recipes soooooon!