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Top Ten Tiki Drinks
thinkingbartender
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Joined: Apr 06, 2006
Posts: 62
From: London, England
Posted: 2006-04-07 05:52 am   Permalink

Which ten Tiki drinks are considered the best, not just by you yourself, but by Tikiites in general?

Mai Tai, Zombie, Hurricane, Fog Cutter? (does Pina Colada count as a Tiki drink?)


What else?

Is Ten enough drinks?

Recipes, books, year, author etc, would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

George


 
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pablus
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-04-07 05:58 am   Permalink

The Captain's Grog has a special place in the hearts of many.
Martiki made one for me that was exquisite.
I believe that drink is the father to The Navy Grog of Trader Vic's.

The Test Pilot and its twin The Jet Pilot (Mai Kai).

Zombie is the baddest of them all.

And my personal favorite, Demerara Dry Float.

One day, I'll steal...I mean obtain... the Ray's Mistake recipe and share it and then THAT will be the most popular Tiki Drink. Too bad Tiki Ti doesn't franchise.


 
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kick_the_reverb
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From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2006-04-07 08:05 am   Permalink

Navy Grog, 151 Swizzle

 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-04-07 08:15 am   Permalink

I think most people will agree the Suffering Bastard and the Missionary's Downfall would be in the top 10.

 
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marika
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 115
From: montreal
Posted: 2006-04-07 08:21 am   Permalink

is the scorpion one of them?

 
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Dr. Shocker
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Joined: Dec 17, 2004
Posts: 371
From: Ventura
Posted: 2006-04-07 09:24 am   Permalink

maybe it should be your top ten.....then we can see the duplacates

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2006-04-07 09:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-07 05:52, thinkingbartender wrote:
(does Pina Colada count as a Tiki drink?)



Pina Coladas, daiquiris, Mojitos, and Margaritas are four kinds of drinks that sometimes get lumped in with Tiki, but are really more associated with the Carribean or Central/South America. Not that they're bad drinks....

I'd say that the three or four posts above this one pretty much sum up the top Tikis. I'd maybe add Blue Hawaii or Blue Hawaiian (different drinks), which aren't usually such a good drink, but are sort of mandatory in a Tiki bar for the color and novelty factor.

The ultimate guids to Tiki drinks are Jeff Berry's Grog Log and Intoxica, available for like $11 each.


[ This Message was edited by: tikibars 2006-04-07 09:29 ]


 
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KuKuAhu
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2006-04-07 10:11 am   Permalink

In addition to the above I submit the Singapore Sling and the Planter's Punch.



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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3618
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-04-07 12:02 pm   Permalink

My personal favorite top ten tiki drinks (at the moment, I'll probably change my mind by this afternoon):

Ray's Mistake
Black Magic
Sidewinder's Fang
Beachbum's Own
Reverb Crash
Navy Grog
151 Swizzle
Shark's Tooth
Blackbeard's Ghost
Starboard Light

Ten tiki drinks I think of when I think of classic tiki drinks:

Mai Tai
Zombie
Scorpion
Navy Grog
Missionary's Downfall
151 Swizzle
Planter's Punch
Blue Hawaiian
Fog Cutter
Suffering Bastard


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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-04-07 12:23 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: Loki 2006-04-07 13:06 ]


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2006-04-07 1:14 pm   Permalink

My personal top ten this minute (with best public sources):
Mai Tai ($100 Mai Tai on Beachbum Berry's site or Trader Vic's)
Test Pilot (Tiki-Ti or Jet Pilot at Mai-Kai)
Sidewinder's Fang (none, until Forbidden Island opens)
Puka Puka (Tiki-Ti)
Reverb Crash (kick_the_reverb's bar or Novato Grotto)
Navy Grog (Tiki-Ti or Mai-Kai)
Demarara Dry Float (Mai-Kai)
151 Swizzle (Mai-Kai or Tiki-Ti)
Blackbeard's Ghost (Dark Marq Room)
Zombie (Mai-Kai or Tiki-Ti)

Subject to change in 5 minutes.



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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posts: 724
From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2006-04-07 2:32 pm   Permalink


Respectfully, the Beachbum Berry recipes rule.

Ten's not enough.

I am a Painkiller FREAK. And I know a *few* others who are, too Actually, every single soul I've ever tried that one on went nuts for it, including people who thought they didn't like Tiki drinks. The Navy Grog seems to win people over nicely, too.

So if I may:

Mai Tai
Navy or Captain's Grog
Zombie
Painkiller
Rum Barrel
Puka Punch (Tiki Ti, recipe in Berry)
Missionary's Downfall
Fog Cutter
Sidewinder's Fang
Test Pilot

PLUS

Suffering Bastard
Blue Hawaiian
Chi Chi
Singapore Sling
Doctor Funk

For groups, a Scorpion Bowl for sure



 
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2006-04-07 2:57 pm   Permalink

tikivixen, the drink at the Tiki-Ti is the Puka Puka (which is in Intoxica), not the Puka Punch. At least that is what it's called on their web site. I think the Puka Punch is a different drink martiki was making at Vic's a while back.

Count me also as a big fan of the Painkiller, especially as served at Tiki-Ti, and as made from the Grog Log.


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2006-04-07 5:38 pm   Permalink

I wonder how many of these drinks will end up on the menu at Forbidden Island?

Oh wait, I already know.

Gonna be a lot of happy Centralites out there based on this thread.



 
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martiki
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2006-04-07 5:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-07 14:57, thejab wrote:
tikivixen, the drink at the Tiki-Ti is the Puka Puka (which is in Intoxica), not the Puka Punch. At least that is what it's called on their web site. I think the Puka Punch is a different drink martiki was making at Vic's a while back.

Count me also as a big fan of the Painkiller, especially as served at Tiki-Ti, and as made from the Grog Log.



Other way around. The Puka Punch is in Intoxica, and is formerly a Tiki-Ti drink. I think it was too much trouble to keep making, so they dropped it form the menu. That's the reason they gave out the recipe. If I'm not (ray's) mistaken, that's the only known (published) Tiki-Ti recipe. Tiki Puka Puka is a Trader Vic's drink.


 
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