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Help my Drink Menu
RayZorback
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Joined: Jul 11, 2011
Posts: 4
Posted: 2011-07-11 09:50 am   Permalink

Hello. This is my first post here. I am fairly new to the world of Tiki compared to most of you all. I am opening a new Sports Bar & Grill and I want to pay tribute to the original Tiki Bars of the 1940s & 1950s & the "summer sports" (surfing, sand volleyball, etc) by including some of the most famous "tiki drinks". I am trying to be as close to the original recipe as possible so I don't offend aficionado. I have these "Tiki drinks" & recipes already on the menu:

Mai Tai
Navy Grog
Zombie (DB's 1950s version)
Blue Hawaiian
Scorpion
Hula Girl
Mojito

I am looking for about 4 more "classic" recipes. Pina Coladas, Daiquiris, Martinis, & Margaritas are listed elsewhere on the drink menu. Any suggestions or sources will be appreciated.

Thank you!
Ray


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-07-11 11:17 am   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central Ray, where are you located?

 
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RayZorback
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Joined: Jul 11, 2011
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Posted: 2011-07-11 11:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-11 11:17, MadDogMike wrote:
Welcome to Tiki Central Ray, where are you located?



I live in Arkansas. I own a pizza joint in South Arkansas and will be opening up a second location as well as developing this concept in a neighboring city -- we hope! Negotiations with developers are later this week, but either way, we will eventually open up this concept.


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-07-11 11:24 am   Permalink

Just look to any of "Beachbum Berry's" cocktail books
it is our Bible!


 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2011-07-11 4:12 pm   Permalink

Check out the menus from Tiki Ti, Forbidden Island, Trader Vic's, Don the Beachcomber....it's all there on the internets.

Good luck to you.


 
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2011-07-11 6:29 pm   Permalink

Here are my four suggestions:

Rum Barrel
Lapu-Lapu
Leilani Volcano
Scorpion

Hope that helps!
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I. M. Transpose
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From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2011-07-11 7:04 pm   Permalink

Hi Ray, and welcome! I've found that the Shrunken Skull and the Doctor Funk (using orange bitters instead of Pernod, or just omitting the Pernod entirely) are good additions to a tiki repertoire - they're on the lighter, sweeter side and are great for people who prefer that flavor profile.

 
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CucamongaChango
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Joined: Jul 13, 2008
Posts: 264
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2011-07-12 06:20 am   Permalink

Quote:
I am looking for about 4 more "classic" recipes.


Planter's Punch
Singapore Sling
Rum Barrel
Dark 'n Stormy


 
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The Blue Kahuna
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Joined: Jun 01, 2011
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From: Points East & West
Posted: 2011-07-12 07:30 am   Permalink

Pupule/Nui-Nui, Honi Honi, Samoan Fog Cutter, Macadamia Nut Chi Chi . . .

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2011-07-12 08:12 am   Permalink

How about a Ray's Mistake?

 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2011-07-12 11:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-12 08:12, Slacks Ferret wrote:
How about a Ray's Mistake?



o_O


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1207
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-07-12 12:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-11 09:50, RayZorback wrote:
I have these "Tiki drinks" & recipes already on the menu:

Mojito




fyi, the mojito is not a tiki drink.


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5029
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-07-12 1:25 pm   Permalink

Some easy and good drinks to add that do not call for hard to find ingredients:

Derby Daiquiri
151 Swizzle if you can get Lemon Hart 151 or El Dorado Rum, or you might try a good dark Jamaican that is not 151
Jasper's Jamaican is now in my steady rotation but you'll need St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram. Half the Dram and lime, and doubel th esumple syrup.
For people who like tart. I mena love it, the Demerara Dry Float.

Go over to
The Grogalizer and sort the recipes by average grade and you will have a very good list. That way you get recipes you can make with what you already have.
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2011-07-12 5:30 pm   Permalink

It goes w/o saying BUT, grab a copy of Beachbum Berry's Remixed and Sippin' Safari for the recipes to all these cocktails.

The mojito and piña colada are more Caribbean drinks than Tiki drinks, so you may want to move them over to that section of your menu. (And, while you're making mojitos and daiquiris, you might as well offer caipirinhas.)

HTH!


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[ This Message was edited by: jokeiii 2011-07-12 17:32 ]


 
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Sparkle Mark
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 301
From: Porter Ranch, CA
Posted: 2011-07-13 01:54 am   Permalink

I would consider throwing in a whisky, whiskey or bourbon beverage just for the folks that are certain that they don't like rum.
(Usually these people have never had a decent rum)
This way you can ease them into a nice rum later once they are digging properly made tropical drinks.

The Honi Honi, Starboard and Port Lights are pretty good.


Good Luck!
Mark
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