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Drink blenders
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Joined: Jan 26, 2003
Posts: 25
Posted: 2003-07-21 8:02 pm   Permalink

Hello tiki-drink mixers! Anyone bought or had experience with using one of those cocktail-size drink blenders? The kind that makes just one or two drinks at most? Any brand names to suggest? Also does anyone with a tiki bar also keep a small frig (for stowing extra coconut cream and fresh fruits) and a juicer handy at their bar? Can anyone share any tiki bar pix?
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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2003-07-22 10:58 am   Permalink

Well heck, I keep a bar fridge right beside the bed!
I've tried bottled mixes put out by TGI Friday's, but they're not anywhere close to being Tiki related. Tasty, but not Tiki.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5298
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-07-22 11:08 am   Permalink

Not sure about the mixer.
I have the "milkshake" type mixer on the bar. I have an icer attachment on my Oster vintage beehive mixer and I crush it all into an ice bucket in advance. I keep an ice pick close by if I need to fix the crushed ice that freezes solid.
I plan to have a micro fridge for the juices, etc. I decided a full fridge was too and the smaller ones that make ice can't make enough to matter. The ice bucket is here to stay, so just a small fridge for mixers is best. I plan to incorporate it into the actual bar someday.
I can mix the drinks in the metal mixer cup and it holds 2 or 3 big mugs full with crushed ice.
Crushing ice is generally a loud affair, so I do it ahead of time in large quantities.

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