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Favorite drink and why
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 22
From: California, now in Nevada
Posted: 2003-05-06 12:48 am   Permalink

Whats your favorite drink(please include recipe if you wish) and why?

Wheres your favorite place to drink, and what do you like to do while drinking?

Whats your favorite liqour..

Just a simple survey, so we all can get to know each other better...


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-05-06 04:18 am   Permalink

Favorite drink- Jack Manhattan with bitters (many don't add the bitters automatically)

Favorite place to drink it- Magic Castle, Hollywood, it's my favorite night out, plus, you get to dress up-flashback to old Hollywood!

I also love a cold Coors Light on a hot summer afternoon while floating in the pool or at the nude beach (it really dosen't get much better than that)

Sorry, I'm not much of a fru-fru cocktail drinker and they aren't tiki places. As far as that goes, a bowl of something at Bahooka (we close our eyes and point to a drink on the back to order for our bowl)

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2003-05-06 09:12 am   Permalink

My favorite drink is whatever tastes good at the moment.

My favorite place to drink is where ever all my TC friends are - the more the merrier!
"I'm ashamed to be here, but not too ashamed to leave..."

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-05-06 09:57 am   Permalink

I have always liked the Blue Hawaiian. I think it reminds me of all the blue slurpees I used to drink in my youth. There's just something incredibly exotic about drinking a BLUE beverage. I don't know why????

I usually like making them at home because the consistency in flavor from restaurant to bar can vary a great deal.

Activities, I like any venue that has stuff to do. Darts, Shuffleboard, Extreme sports videos on TV. Anything besides sitting there and doing nothing.

The Islands hamburger chain in California is almost a perfect hangout for me. The tiki decor is in full swing, they have fruity drinks on the menu and extreme video playing all day. My wife has come to expect that I will watch TV the entire time we are there and I won't say much of anything until we leave.

Thanks for asking,



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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 19, 2003
Posts: 577
From: Los Angeles CA
Posted: 2003-05-06 12:17 pm   Permalink

the tiki ti has the best $%^%^#%^@%@ chichi youi have ever tasted....i like your name thumper...i knew a thinper from SD once that was....well...nice!

the chichi kills me...i never change up!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2330
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-05-06 1:01 pm   Permalink

Bong and I have been drinkin' the Trader Vic's Grog after every practice lately. Those are pretty good.

I also love cold coors lights at nude beaches. Preferably, the one that Laney's at.
Whoa, Spike!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posts: 725
From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2003-05-06 2:40 pm   Permalink

Thumper asks:
Whats your favorite drink(please include recipe if you wish) and why?

I really love a good Sidecar. Or the variant known as Between The Sheets. And the old-fashioned Mai Tais at Trader Vic's.

Sidecar is: 1 oz brandy, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 oz lemon juice. Shake w/ice, strain into cocktail glass with sugared rim.

Between The Sheets: 3/4 oz. each of Rum, Brandy, and Cointreau, and a splash of lemon juice. Same process, but you can skip the sugar.

I also must agree with Laney that there's nothing like a really good Manhattan, basically. Likewise a good Suffering Bastard is an unparalleled experience, but I've hardly ever HAD one. 8(

Why do I like these drinks? They taste great and they get me schnockered.

Wheres your favorite place to drink, and what do you like to do while drinking?

Away from Vallejo, I favor the Tiki Ti; runners up would include Musso and Frank's, The Tonga Room, The Alley Cat in Oakland, and the Alibi in Portland. I would have included the Mel-O-Dee in El Cerrito, but they took out the dancing and substituted a pool table, so I am no longer as fond.

In Vallejo, I recommend The Golden Bubble and the Valano Club.

What do I like to do while drinking? Um, socialize. A good drunken conversation is SO much fun.

Whats your favorite liqour..

Oh, rum, probably, preferably dark, although sometimes too much gets a little cloying and I begin to crave something simpler and less sweet like vodka.

Bailey's has a special place in my heart, though.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2003-05-06 3:24 pm   Permalink

Whats your favorite drink(please include recipe if you wish)

If someone else is buying, it's my favorite.

and why?

see above.

Wheres your favorite place to drink,

in the dunes of the cape. Or at a bar called O'Malley's.

and what do you like to do while drinking?

If with a group: getting caught in the rain.
If alone: making love at midnight.

Whats your favorite liqour..

I am into champagne.

midnite really like spritzers

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Nov 04, 2002
Posts: 62
From: Oakland, CA
Posted: 2003-05-06 4:49 pm   Permalink

There was a bar in Seattle years ago called Jake O'Shaughnesseys that made a drink called a 'Cruzan for a Bruisin' which basically consisted of Cruzan 120 proof rum, pineapple and orange juice and Myers' floated on top.

Yum a dum dum.

Coors Light is Swill
Bull*hit Jesus, those are obviously MY footprints!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2003-05-06 4:56 pm   Permalink

Without question my favorite cocktail has got to be the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai -either at home or at Honolulu in Northern VA whenever I get a chance to go. The secret ingredient is fresh lime juice - I've tried it numerous times with the little squirt bottle of lime juice and recently the Key Lime juice in a bottle - they both don't do the drink justice. My other favorite cocktail is a straight-up super cold gin martini but they are only on rare occasions!
Beer wise I'm totally gung-ho on Yuengling lager! I love the stuff!



Aloha from the enchanted Pi Yi Lanai in exotic Bel Air MD!

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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 927
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-05-06 5:00 pm   Permalink


There is a previous thread like this from last year:


But I will restate because the world should know about the GREATEST Prohibtion Era Drink ever invented:

2 oz. dry gin
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
juice of half lemon
Shake well with ice. Strain into tall glass with fresh ice. Top with champagne. Get more Tylenol.

Ignore the Modern, pussified versions with Cointreau or sour mix. This drink needs GIN!! (preferably bad gin)

Second choice is:

In a highball glass full of ice add:
Campari 3 parts
Italian Vermouth 1 part
Serve club soda on the side

Of course nothing beats a good, dirty Martini

Where do I like to drink? At home alone.
Why do I drink? To get drunk.
My favorite liqour? Yours.

"May the Blesssing of the Bomb, and the Fellowship of the Holy Fallout descend upon us all."

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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-05-07 09:02 am   Permalink

Time & place is of crucial importance when enjoying a good drink, and as a result, I don't stick to any particular favorite. I'm always game to try to the local speciality as it tends to increase your appreciation of wherever you happen to be & also usually works out to be one of the cheaper options. For example, while visiting old pubs and alehouses in the UK, I'll always try their local bitter (dark beer)as the range in tastes is amazing.

At the risk of sounding Squawkeresque, here's a few favourite situations and their
appropriate tipples:
Glastonbury Festival - Hot mulled cider (Cider contains a lot of alcohol in the UK)
A brutally hot day away from the sea -Campari & soda
A brutally hot day near the sea - Cold lager from an icebox
Watching boat races on the River Thames in the summer - Pimms served in pint glasses
Anyplace who really knows how to make an exceptional martini - a martini
Any old Oxford pub near Christmas - mulled wine/port/or dark rum with ginger wine
Sitting on my doorstep on a sunny day after work - Anything from the Grog Log served
in a Tiki mug

The list could go on & on

As far as drinking beer at nude beaches go, I particularly enjoyed being served Mythos beer accompanied by a variety of mezedes (Greek snacks) & a frozen glass to pour it into, while laying in a hammock next to the nude (if you so wish) beach on the Greek Island of Ios. Not bad for about $2 per brewski. I must stress that I kept my personal nudity well away from the hammock itself, and only got the old 'meat and two veg' out in the stipulated nude areas.

Trader Woody

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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2003-05-07 11:41 am   Permalink

ooh, this is fun!

favorite drink:
I agree there is the appropriate drink for every occasion/mood/activity/movie, but in general:
while laying in the sun: mai tai
to celebrate friday night end of work week Henrita: put a shot of margarita mix in a tall shot glass, put in one cube of ice, fill with cazaderos herradura
while at a nice restaurant: grey goose martini
over dessert: bonny doon framboise - chaucer
while deep sea fishing, or to sober up: icy icy coors light
just for fun: pimm's cup
while watching any "thin man" movies: bushmills on the rocks
while entertaining in: my infused rums or vodkas, shaken with ice, in a martini glass

fave place to drink:
present: TV, tonga, bamboo island, on a ferry to alcatraz, the piano bar at the portland hilton, portland's crystal ballroom, SF's rainforest cafe (downstairs)
past: salem's tahiti, kokomo's in vegas (both now closed or in renovation)

fave thing to do while drinking:
all I can say is: strip trivial pursuit (or does it start out as a drinking game?); anything else is too risque to mention here.
oh, I guess watching a sunset is good too, esp if there's a green flash.

May the power of Tiki compel you!

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Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2987
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-05-07 12:22 pm   Permalink

I agree with Woody that it depends on the place and my mood.

The best Mai Tais I ever had were the ones we made with Trader Vic's Mai Tai mix, Myers' and fresh lime and enjoyed while sitting on our little patio overlooking the ocean at the Tiki Hotel in Kona on the big island.

My favorite drink also changes on a regular basis. My favorite tropical drink right now is the Puka Punch from "Intoxica" (via the Tiki Ti) because it's so complex, it's well balanced between sweet and tart, it's strong, and it has that exotic (for lack of a better word) flavor from all the different rums and flavorings in it.

My recent favorite cocktail is the Pegu Club Cocktail, that originated outside Rangoon (in Burma) in the 20s. Good during the coktail hour before dinner.

1.5 oz. gin
.5 oz. Cointreau
.5 oz. lime juice
2 or 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.


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Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 22
From: California, now in Nevada
Posted: 2003-05-07 2:30 pm   Permalink

I was completely unaware of any similar post. Soory about that!

Fav going out drinks:
Zombie (made hot)
Scooby Snack
Mai Tai
Cold shots of Tuaca
Cyclon sunrise

Fav at home drinks:

Rum and whatever mixer I can find
Tequilla shots, or straight from the bottle
Any flavor vodka and any mixer

Fav Place to drink:

Casino bars, so I can play black jack not loose a dime but get free drinks all night long.

Places Im banned from:

Peppermill Casino bars
Foleys bar

Fav drinking atmosphere:

Low light, unfamilar faces..cushy booths...like a vacation for your ass.
And allthough I like low light, I do love fish bars. Where they have fish tanks in the walls like at Traders and at the peppermill.


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