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What AreYou Drinking- Right Now?
AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2159
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-07-01 07:12 am   Permalink

Last night for myself and three guests:

Paper Plane
Once Upon A Thyme
Last Word
1862 Rum Punch
and a Mai Tai to celebrate National Mai Tai Day:



In the background, from left to right: My bar "notebook" of things I'm trying and working on, what's left of the hors d'ouevres, top-down mixer tin, and the remaining thyme from "Once Upon A Thyme" drink. What a night! Surprisingly, now that its morning, I'm only a little groggy.
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The liver must be punished!


 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 2345
From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2016-07-01 07:34 am   Permalink

Last night in honor of National Mai Tai Day...
... the Sparkling Mai Tai from the Smuggler's Cove book



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Tiki Phil
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Joined: May 11, 2015
Posts: 53
From: Vacaville, CA
Posted: 2016-07-01 09:04 am   Permalink

Puka Punch from Smuggler's Cove. One of the most complex tiki drinks I've ever tried. It came out great by following the recipe in the book. I never thought I could get that taste outside of Smuggler's Cove. Thank you for allowing me to have one on a weekday evening when I could have not gone to the bar!




 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
Posts: 642
Posted: 2016-07-01 09:33 am   Permalink

The Below Decks Mai Tai---for National Mai Tai Day!




 
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lunavideogames
Grand Member (5 years)  

Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1845
From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-07-01 7:12 pm   Permalink


Last night for national Mai Tai day, some super expensive Mai Tais on fire.


 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 903
From: Austin
Posted: 2016-07-01 9:43 pm   Permalink

Been working on a menu all week for a luau we're throwing on Sunday. My wife says I'm being too ambitious because along with all of the food we're preparing I have planned a giant batch of Rum Barrels, a pitcher of coconut mojitos (to use up a bottle of coconut rum that mysteriously came into my possession), and then I'll be making Mai Tai's, 151 Swizzles, Fogg Cutters and Painkillers to order. That's not too much on my plate whilst hosting, right?

Anyway, trying out a variation of the Swizzle mostly modeled after the Atomic Grog's V.4 and it's awesome.



Hamilton 151 and 86 proof, Smith & Cross Navy Strength, fresh lime, homemade grenadine, Demerara and cinnamon syrups, plus Velvet falernum, fresh grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Delicious.

I usually use Lh151 and Kohala Bay as well as homemade falernum but whn entertaining a dozen or more people I skimp where I can so long as the end result is still yummy. And this one is excellent.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2381
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-07-02 12:45 am   Permalink

Mike, I agree with your wife- that is a very ambitious bev menu. I admire your determination to please your guests. Let us know how it turns out, particularly interested in the “batch of Rum Barrels”. Rum BarRels are one of my faves. When you recover from the luau please let us know how you prepped the R B’s.
Mahalo


 
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PalmtreePat
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Joined: Oct 07, 2014
Posts: 193
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2016-07-04 11:58 pm   Permalink



Found yellow grapefruits at the store today. Made navy grogs w/ a dash of oleo saccharum from the peel.


 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
Posts: 642
Posted: 2016-07-05 08:51 am   Permalink

The Corner Door Rich Stuff!




 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2016-07-05 1:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-07-02 00:45, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Mike, I agree with your wife- that is a very ambitious bev menu. I admire your determination to please your guests. Let us know how it turns out, particularly interested in the “batch of Rum Barrels”. Rum BarRels are one of my faves. When you recover from the luau please let us know how you prepped the R B’s.
Mahalo



We pulled it off! Had about 18 guests and it all came together swimmingly. I wish I had taken some pictures of the food and drinks and people but I was in non stop work/host mode. Thankfully friends captured some of the moments for posterity. Here's the ambitious menu:



The Rum Barrel recipe I made was based off the Mai Kai version which is in Taboo Table. It's delicious and easy to batch up. I multiplied the recipe by 12 and also replaced grapefruit with pineapple because some friends were on meds and cant have grapefruit. I cut back slightly on the pineapple as it can easily overpower the drink. Put it all in a 1.5 gallon glass pineapple drink dispenser we picked up at World Market. I had made 8 ice balls from molds which I put in the container figuring they'll melt and dilute slower than crushed ice. Worked like a charm.

The reason for the coconut mojitos was because somehow, someway I ended up with a bottle of Sugar Island coconut rum, which actually isn't bad. Not artificial tasting like Malibu but still I didn't really have a use for it so decided to just use that as the base of a mojito and it worked really well! I upped the rum from 1.5 oz to 2 oz per serving to make up for the low alcohol content of the flavored rum. Mixed everything in a pitcher for people to help themselves.

So I batched those two right before the party started, then made all the other drinks to order. Here I go...



The Swizzle was the hit of the party with a couple people coming back for seconds and even thirds (they had designated drivers!).



Made two communal bowls, both with Fogg Cutters from the Bali Hai recipe in the Total Tiki app. I doctored it a little including using orgeat in place of almond extract. While neighbors were setting off fire works, we had a show of our own.



Good people, Good drinks. Good times.



I had never worked a party like this with so many drink options and making single drinks to order. Usually if it's a large gathering I just make punches so I can enjoy the party more but gotta say it was a delight working behind the bar and serving them up for people. Really got a kick out of the reaction on people's faces after the first sip of a properly made mai tai.


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2159
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-07-05 2:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-07-05 13:40, mikehooker wrote:
Really got a kick out of the reaction on people's faces after the first sip of a properly made mai tai.



Very nicely done, Mike! VERY nicely done!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2381
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-07-05 8:14 pm   Permalink

Wow Mike, you da man! I wish you were my neighbor. Well done!
Dat shirt ain’t bad either.
Cheers


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2381
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-07-05 8:23 pm   Permalink

I feel like a piker after the Hooks last post. A couple of daquiri's using Papa’s Pilar Light. I like em mo betta wid Meyer’s Platnium or Blue Chair White.





 
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PalmtreePat
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Joined: Oct 07, 2014
Posts: 193
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2016-07-06 03:37 am   Permalink

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We pulled it off! Had about 18 guests and it all came together swimmingly. I wish I had taken some pictures of the food and drinks and people but I was in non stop work/host mode. Thankfully friends captured some of the moments for posterity. Here's the ambitious menu:




We of the tacky shirt society salute you!



 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
Posts: 642
Posted: 2016-07-06 08:28 am   Permalink

Corner Door Jesse Pink Gin!




 
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