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My wife and I are going to mix our first tiki cocktail tonight. What do you recommend?
DrSamuelJohnson
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Joined: Feb 10, 2014
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Posted: 2014-02-10 2:24 pm   Permalink

My wife and I enjoy mixing drinks together, but mostly the 'classic' cocktails. Tonight we've rented South Pacific and we plan to make--for the first time ever--a tiki drink.

What do you recommend? If possible, please include a recipe. Thanks!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6056
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-02-10 2:39 pm   Permalink

The original Trader Vic's Mai Tai
care of Beachbum Berry.

Recipe: In your shaker pour 1 ounce each fresh lime juice, Rhum Clément VSOP Martinique rum, and Appleton Estate Extra dark Jamaican rum;
1/2 ounce orange Curacao
1/4 ounce each orgeat syrup and sugar syrup.
Add at least 2 cups of crushed ice, then shake well for around 10 seconds.
Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass.
Sink your spent lime shell in the drink, and garnish with a mint sprig.

http://beachbumberry.com/how-to-make-a-mai-tai/#?1#?1#WebrootPlugIn#?1#?1#PhreshPhish#?1#?1#agtpwd

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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
Posts: 230
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2014-02-10 2:39 pm   Permalink

I'd suggest keeping things simple. A derby daiquiri is a good transition from classic style cocktails to tiki.
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2011/06/30/the-derby-daiquiri-the-mai-kais-100000-drink/

That website also has tons of recipes for other tiki classics like the Mai Tai and Zombie.


gabbahey


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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
Posts: 249
From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-02-10 9:18 pm   Permalink

Be sure and let us all know how it turned out.

 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1231
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-02-11 6:45 pm   Permalink

man, i'd go full scorpion bowl- that's tiki!

 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1305
Posted: 2014-02-11 7:02 pm   Permalink

Because nothing says "welcome to tiki" like alcohol poisoning.
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"You can't eat real Polynesian food. It's the most horrible junk I've ever tasted." —Trader Vic Bergeron


 
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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2014-02-11 7:31 pm   Permalink

Yeah! Scorpion Bowl! Drop by 7-11 for some long slurpee straws and fill up any exotic bowl/vase/fishtank you got.

Don't forget the tunes, Martin Denny and Les Baxter on Pandora or search the Tiki Music thread for free downloads.

gabbahey


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3858
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-02-11 7:51 pm   Permalink

update?

 
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Maitai Mike
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Joined: Sep 20, 2010
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Posted: 2014-03-20 5:28 pm   Permalink

I'd go with the Mai Tai.

 
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GentleHangman
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Joined: Jun 23, 2006
Posts: 464
From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2014-03-21 2:34 pm   Permalink

I agree that the TV Mai Tai is a perfect drink for beginners.

 
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SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
Posts: 173
From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2014-03-21 4:11 pm   Permalink

Mai Tai for sue.

Martin Cate breaks it down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZUYP1gn-fY

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GentleHangman
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Joined: Jun 23, 2006
Posts: 464
From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2014-03-21 6:24 pm   Permalink

Consider TV's Mai Tai as "Tiki Drinks 101".


 
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