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Forbidden Island Summer 2008 Drink Specials with bonus collectible!
martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-07-02 11:29 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I’m pleased to announce our Summer Drink specials- we’ve got some special treats and surprises in store for our seasonal drinks, so I wanted to send out a quick note to talk about them:

1. Tropical Itch- We’re going back to a classic, this time from famed Hawaiian bartender Harry Yee. Harry invented this in 1957, and it gained instant fame for its backscratcher garnish. It’s become a tiki bar staple for over fifty years, and we’re proud to bring it back. And while supplies last, each Tropical Itch will come with a limited edition custom-made bamboo Forbidden Island Backscratcher! Hurry in before the latest FI collectible is all snapped up!

2. Sloe Gin Fizz - Speaking of classics, when was the last time you tried Sloe Gin? Probably twenty years ago, and you woke up not feeling so hot, right? Well, chances are very good that it’s because there hasn’t been a real Sloe Gin available in the US for a generation or more. Forget everything about the artificial stuff, and come to FI for a real Sloe Gin Fizz, made with Plymouth Sloe Gin, available for the first time in the US. Made with real sloe berries (I’ve been to the distillery and seen it with my own eyes!) and based on an 1883 recipe, there are only 2000 bottles of it in the US, and it’s only in New York and the Bay Area. This is a very special treat, and we only have a few bottles so don’t delay!

3. Shiso Lovely – Melissa’s drink is a complex and dynamic mix of muddled purple shiso, shaken with fragrant Batiste Agricole Rhum, Dimmi Italian Liqueur, fresh lime, and Martin’s homemade Wild Blackberry Brandy. A feast for the senses!

4. PLT – Jessica’s drink is the perfect summertime cooler made with fresh Alameda-grown plums, 100% agave tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, and soda water. Tenderoni!

5. Passion Storm - Stephanie has whipped up a delightful twist on the classic Dark n Stormy, which adds a crisp and bracing touch of real passion fruit puree to the tried & true formula of ginger beer and Gosling’s Rum.


Your summertime refreshment starts at Forbidden Island!

Mahalo!


 
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-07-02 11:29 am   Permalink

Wow, I know I'm excited!

 
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-07-02 11:32 am   Permalink

Check it out- here's a picture of the maceration tanks at the Plymouth distillery that I took last year. Those are full of sloe berries soaking in overproof gin.


yum!!


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2583
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-07-02 11:48 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-02 11:29, martiki wrote:
limited edition custom-made bamboo Forbidden Island Backscratcher!



Those probably won't last until the Crawl will they?

Hanford, Mai Tai, Humu, Tikitastic, somebody grab me a backscratcher please!

Thanks


 
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-07-02 12:06 pm   Permalink

they just might not! Someone will take care of you tonight, BB.

 
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2008-07-02 12:07 pm   Permalink

Non-Tiki bonus- but good news for whisky lovers:

We have just introduced a range of limited-edition independent bottlings of rare single malt scotches. These unique drams will please scotch lovers and are specially priced at just $8 an ounce to allow you to taste several and experience the differences. That’s an amazing price for scotches that retail for up to $200 a bottle! Each whisky is a hand-selected single malt from the finest distilleries in Scotland. They spend 6-8 additional months in a secondary European oak cask to enhance the flavors and are then bottled with Islay spring water at Bruichladdich Distillery. Each whisky is 46% ABV, non-chill filtered, and coloring-free. Explore these unique whiskies while supplies last!

Auchroisk 1992 – aged 13 years (Syrah cask finish)
Macallan 1987 – aged 18 years (Madeira cask finish)
Macallan 1989 – aged 15 years (Vintage port cask finish)
Macallan 1990 – aged 14 years (Banyuls cask finish)
Glen Spey 1996 – aged 10 years (Madeira cask finish)
Bowmore 1998 – aged 8 years (Chenin blanc cask finish)


 
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thejab
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2008-07-02 3:44 pm   Permalink

Yum! I want to try them all tonight!

 
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princessP
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 17, 2004
Posts: 133
From: alameda, ca
Posted: 2008-07-03 6:46 pm   Permalink


Yum.. me too, i think that's 6 drinks on my list for the next time I come in.



 
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Humuhumu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2008-07-05 10:28 am   Permalink

Got to try the Tropical Itch, Sloe Gin Fizz & PLT at FI this past Wednesday.

The Tropical Itch is a sturdy, sturdy drink... not for the faint of heart. Yummy, though, if you like 'em stiff! And the backscratcher is pretty darned snazzy. It's in the trunk of my car at the moment, but I'll try to add a pic when I can. Bora Boris, you are one of my favorite people on the planet, so this backscratcher is all yours. The only trick is you have to come up & visit us in the Bay Area to collect it!

The Sloe Gin Fizz was interesting -- maybe a little sweet for me, but not at all in a sickly way, it's good stuff. I only got to have a few sips of this one, I'll get a whole one of my own so I can develop a more thorough opinion.

My favorite of the night, though, was the PLT, which took me by surprise. I'm not the biggest fan of tequila, and while I love elderflower I've been feeling burned out on it. But this drink is crazy-good. The plums are just so damned delicious, and all the flavors come together so nicely. I'll be drinking as many of these as I can get before the plums run out. Yum!

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GROG
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6877
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-07-05 10:30 am   Permalink

HUMU!!!!!!!!

 
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Coco Loco
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 820
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2008-07-05 2:02 pm   Permalink

Sloe Gin Fizz - Hmmmm, sounds tasty. I'm going to have to break my no Gin moratorium ..Maria (the other Maria) and Chris...take note...I will be drinking Gin .

 
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