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Tiki Central's Official Drink contest: Deadline over!
PiPhiRho
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From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2003-03-31 2:37 pm   Permalink

You are probably not going to find kava down at your corner story. Unless you know somebody that has some, it can be mail ordered from certain countries in the South Pacific, such as Fiji. I think there was a thread about it here a while back. Won't doyou much good for today, though. It will take at least a couple of weeks for mail order kava to get to you.


 
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Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
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From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2003-03-31 4:01 pm   Permalink

Wheeeeeeeeee!!! Extended Deadline! Now I get to run home from work and get to work!
I've found Kava in a few Healthfood Stores around here. Haven't looked for it, though, since it became a bit controversial a while back...


 
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Traitor Vic
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From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2003-03-31 10:07 pm   Permalink

Okee dokee. After mixing up a few more different things this evening I've decided that my original recipe is too tart for my taste (the wife prefers it that way but it's not her drink, so...). I, therefore, submit a new and, I hope, improved version.

1.5 oz. Dark Rum
1.5 oz. Añejo Rum
1 oz. Coconut Cream
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 cup Crushed Ice

Blend well. Pour into Tiki Mug. Garnish with Orange Slice, Pineapple Cube and Maraschino Cherry.

I deleted the Orange Bitters because it has come to my attention that those are difficult to come by in many locales.

I've tried several of the others (some more than once, now) and ALL are wonderful so far!


 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
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From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-04-02 02:09 am   Permalink

Okay, the deadline is over! Thanks for all the submissions. Thanks to all who submitted a Recipe! Now... when and where to judge?

I would suggest trying to commandeer a bar in SF to help out with the creation of the drinks, but then again it may go better if we did it at someone's house. Dean, what's your vote?



 
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-04-02 12:27 pm   Permalink

Methinks it would be better to do it at someone's house because a bar may not have all the ingredients and skilled bartenders. Plus, it will cost less if we assemble a list of main ingredients (like citrus and juices) and go buy them ourselves. For minor ingredients (like orange bitters) it would work to either have it at someone's place who has such ingredients, or have people bring what ingredients they have on hand to the judging.

Another idea is to have each judge be responsible for 2 or 3 entries. The judge brings (and buys if necessary) the ingredients and is in charge of making the drinks assigned to them. So it's fair we can save receipts for purchases and share costs. It shouldn't be much money if we avoid using expensive rums.
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-04-02 1:05 pm   Permalink

I know the judges can be impartal but everyone has different tastes. Ideally we should have a number of people judge the drinks. It would be fun to have a tasting event at Oasis. Those who are going can make a pitcher of their drinks and hand out small shot sized tasters for people to vote on (label them A,B,C, etc.) This also avoids one or two people from the need to buy 30 different bottles of booze.

We could have sub categories like best color, name, knock-you-on-your-ass, good for sweet-toothed/sour-puss, and an over all winner.

I think this could be a fun event! I've never been to Oasis so I don't know how many non TCers attend. I don't know if I'll go this year but we could even keep judging to TC members only (this should get us some new blood anyway)
Just an idea, Laney


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-04-02 6:54 pm   Permalink

KAVA info---Dean, and other San francisco Bay Area folk--you MIGHT be able to get Kava at a Pacific Islanders store in San Leandro--I think it it called Mangel's. It is in an old Grand Auto building on E.14th next to the Hospice Thrift Shop. (from 580 take the Estudillo eixt to E14th, turn left and go a couple blocks). The reason why I say "might" is they had a Kava box there, although I didn't notice any Kava around.

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2003-05-04 3:59 pm   Permalink

What ever happened to this thread?
Was the judging ever held?

I was looking forward to seeing who/what won when I came back from the coast.

Here's a late anti-entry; something I mixed up by accident while in Vallejo last week.

I figure this thread is the best place to post it (simply for posterity and for no other reason, except perhaps as a warning), but please don't consider it suitable for competition, as it was completely improvised, while drunk, and although it looks good 'on paper'... well...

James Mistake

Serve it to your guests when you want them to leave.

2 oz meyers rum
2 oz bacardi
6 oz pineapple juice
1 oz creme de minthe
1 oz orgeat
1 oz lime juice
1 oz some other liquor (probably rum) that I forgot.

Shake all and pour into those ubiquitous lame Harvey’s tumbler mugs over ineffectively crushed ice. Serves two, but neither of them will finish it.

Do not try this at home, or anywhere else.


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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2003-05-04 7:12 pm   Permalink

Yeah, at first glance "on paper", it doesn't look so bad, but I'm guessing it was the creme de menthe was the fly in that ointment. Or was that last liquor you "forgot" maybe something like ouzo or green chartreuse? THAT would be pretty heinous!

 
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
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From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2003-05-04 7:24 pm   Permalink

We're going to do the judging at the end of the month. It's all arranged. We wanted to wait until a lot of the festivites (Mondo and Oasis) before attempting the judging. We'll keep ya posted!

~Hanford


 
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dangergirl299
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From: Bay Area
Posted: 2003-05-04 9:25 pm   Permalink

Hanford:
Is there a set place for the judging already? If you need a place, I will gladly volunteer my 2 bdr suburban condo. I have a full bar, and the whole living room is a tiki bar. Also, wouldn't mind having you experts tasting my fine infused rum (aka "hawaiian hooch"). Have not lived until tasted a home-infused rum-tini. Tiki-licious!
Jen
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mrtikibar
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2003-06-17 8:31 pm   Permalink

No pressure. Just wondering if we have an official Tiki Central Drink yet.

 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-08-04 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-06-17 20:31, mrtikibar wrote:
No pressure. Just wondering if we have an official Tiki Central Drink yet.


Still pending?


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2003-08-04 12:29 pm   Permalink

Soon....soooon....it's coming. Fear not.

 
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