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Favorite Cocktails at Tiki-Ti
Humuhumu
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Posted: 2004-08-25 12:48 pm   Permalink

I was introduced to a few new favorites last week:

- Space Pilot
- Tiki-Ti Special
(both of these are on the dry side)
- 151 Swizzle -- just like the apple pie your Mom used to make, if your Mom was an alcoholic. Yummy!

I'm going to be rotating through these ones (and the old standby, Ray's Mistake) for a while.

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paranoid123
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Posted: 2004-08-25 1:58 pm   Permalink

Speaking of drinks not on the menu, I saw Ray (elder) make himself and the guy watching the door a bloody mary. I'm not into Bloody Marys but looked like he used the traditional recipe (with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, celery garnish) and made everything from scrach. Looked pretty good.
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Tonnikan Jinn
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From: La Conchita
Posted: 2004-08-27 07:02 am   Permalink

I have been jonsin' for an Uga Booga for weeks, but another mighty fine drink is a Sharks Tooth.
I just might make it down there this Saturday, but my drinking buddy is stuck down the hall in ICU. Hopefully he will get out of the hospital later today and well enough to poison his liver on Saturday.

-T.J.


 
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weirduncletiki
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Grape Town, California
Posted: 2004-08-27 10:09 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-25 13:58, paranoid123 wrote:
Speaking of drinks not on the menu, I saw Ray (elder) make himself and the guy watching the door a bloody mary. I'm not into Bloody Marys but looked like he used the traditional recipe (with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, celery garnish) and made everything from scrach. Looked pretty good.





Yes, that would be the Bloody Tiki. A fine rendition of a Bloody Mary. If you've got the sniffles, this'll clear you up as Tiki Ti serves it HOT and with a side salad as garnish. Not only will you get the traditional celery stalk, but if you order NOW, they'll throw in an olive, a cocktail onion and a radish absolutely FREE! Send $9 cash to 4427 Sunset Blvd. Smooth operators are standing by!

Keep posting your favorite drinks, but tell us WHY you like 'em. With so many drinks on the menu it's fun and educational to read what makes each particular drink yummy to you. Mahalo!

-Weird Unc


 
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LAWebChick
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Posted: 2004-08-27 10:41 am   Permalink

I tried a Princess Pupuli on Humuhumu's advice this past Wednesday - it's definitely in my rotation from now on, along with the (natch) Ray's Mistake. Not too sweet, great color, and being a vodka drink it's slightly snappier - makes a nice change from rum once in a while.

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-08-27 5:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-27 10:09, weirduncletiki wrote:

Smooth operators are standing by!



-Weird Unc




Sade works at the Tiki-Ti?! That's rad!


 
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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2004-08-29 9:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all that were there this past Weds. - Aug 25th.
Yep I made it back to NYC.

See other new post for more LOVE>

Thanks again


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-09-08 6:51 pm   Permalink

My favorites of the 15 or so I've tried are the

Pain Killer - a bit coconuty but less sweet than a Pina Colada, made with Pusser's rum, good and strong

Pearl Diver - juicy, rummy, yummy - hell, I can't remember why I liked it

151 Swizzle - spicy and strong

Space Pilot - complex and fruity

Missionary's Downfall - I forget, just try it


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2009-10-17 10:26 pm   Permalink

I just got back from my quarterly visit to Tiki-Ti so I thought I'd resurrect this thread (after 5 years !!).

Here's my list……

Drinks that I really like.

1. Uga Booga - I consider this their signature drink over Ray's Mistake. It's a strong drink (and it better be at $18 !!). Why doesn't everyone chant UGA BOOGA, UGA BOOGA in unison? I'm annoyed that they don't.

2. Space Pilot / Zombie - Very similar. I need to drink these back to back to figure out what the exact subtleties are. In either case, I enjoy them both.

3. Tropical Itch - What's in this thing? It's supposed to be more than rum.

4. Dr. Funk - I love this even though both Mikes try to talk me out of it. Taste-wise, I think it's the most distinctive drink on the menu. It's cool when a friend orders it for the first time (based on the name). They don't like it, so I get to drink it. I hate the long triangular glass (flute?) that they serve it in.

5. Great White Shark - Another strong and expensive drink. If you want to be annoying, insist on ordering a "Great White Shark's Tooth".

6. Navy Grog - I like that it's a stiffer Navy Grog (as all Tiki-Ti drinks are) than Trader Vic's and DTBC, but unfortunately it doesn't have that medicinal aftertaste that I like so much.

7. Skull & Bones / Rum Barrel - I really don't remember what these drinks tasted like but I did make a mental note to order them in the future. Really the best way to compare these things is to go in with 5 friends and have everyone order a different drink. You can then pass the drinks around and make your own comparisons.

Drinks that I probably wouldn't order again.

1. Fog Cutter - This is one drink that after the first sip I knew I didn't like it. I really wanted to given it's such a 1960's classic.

2. Princess Pupuli - I got this when I asked for a tart drink rather than a sweet drink. It was too tart for my tastes though. It looks pretty funky. Everyone asked "what is that?".

3. Lemon Head - Well, it's really a Lemon Drop (which I consider a "chick drink") on steroids. Hmm… I guess you could argue the entire drink menu is "chick drinks" on steroids.

4. Suffering Bastard - The Suffering Bastard at Forbidden Island spoiled me. I want this to be made with bourbon and gin like in the original recipe. This one is made with rum.

5. Ray's Mistake - Yeah I know but it just doesn't do it for me.

6. Tiki on Acid - I asked Mike Sr. what the least often ordered drink was. He suggested this one. It has Jager in it. I didn't like it.

7. Tiki-Ti has the greatest tropical drinks in the world, but there's something about their Mai Tai that's just a little off. Who's recipe it this?

Drinks that I've never had but are on my list.

1. Blood and Sand - I want to make everyone yell "Toro Toro" all on my account. Is this drink even any good?

2. "151" Rum Swizzle - I know it's really popular so I need to try it.

3. Rangoon Gimlet - I loves my gimlets.

4. Bloody Tiki - I loves my Bloody Marys.

5. Jim's Special - Only because every time I've chatted with Rasta Jim. He always recommends that I try it. I always say "Oh yeah, I'll have to try it next time".


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Acronotus
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Posted: 2009-10-17 11:16 pm   Permalink

Everybody chanted ooga booga when I was there a few weeks ago. Maybe it was an off night?

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2009-10-17 11:31 pm   Permalink

Everyone chants UGA BOOGA but they do it based on their own timing.

See what I mean....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVr_jM3_j1E

I want everyone to chant it in UNISON like a mighty tribal war song.

UGA BOOGA, UGA BOOGA
UGA BOOGA, UGA BOOGA
UGA BOOGA, UGA BOOGA
UGA BOOGA, UGA BOOGA





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toofastjim
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Posted: 2009-10-18 09:13 am   Permalink

definitely the Space Pilot...just don't order it after you've been to two other (tiki) bars & had a few drinks first. makes re-entry a bit challenging

 
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A Frame
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Posted: 2009-10-18 1:13 pm   Permalink

JOHN-O,
Try a Lemon Hart-Lemon Head on your next trip. It adds a different dimension to the drink that just might help move it onto your "really like" list. Picking a favorite, the Zombie is at the top of my list.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2009-10-21 5:05 pm   Permalink


What's a "Lemon Hart-Lemon Head"? Actually I do like the Lemon Head but I'm trying to be a purist and make my way through the rum-based tropicals before repeating the vodka drinks. BTW, I was at DTBC last night and mentioned Tiki Central to Kelly the bartender. She named-dropped several TC user names and I think A-Frame was one of them.

Also can anyone tell the difference between the Space Pilot and the Zombie? Next time I'm going to order them both at the same time and alternately sip my way through each.


 
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arriano
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2009-10-27 2:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-10-17 22:26, JOHN-O wrote:
2. Space Pilot / Zombie - Very similar. I need to drink these back to back to figure out what the exact subtleties are. In either case, I enjoy them both.

3. Tropical Itch - What's in this thing? It's supposed to be more than rum.



Assuming the Space Pilot is the same as the Jet Pilot (and I'm pretty sure it's close if not spot on) then it should have the same ingredients as the Zombie, with a little less rum.

Does the recipe for Tiki Ti's Tropical Itch differ greatly from the original Harry Yee recipe? If not, it should have bourbon as well as rum.


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