||Serious Eats: Tiki 101: A Beginner's Guide
Joined: Mar 31, 2009
From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
|Posted: 2014-04-05 12:37 am  Permalink|
Serious Eats has a Tiki 101 up on it's site. Thoughts?
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Jun 23, 2006
From: Stuart, Florida
|Posted: 2014-04-05 06:44 am  Permalink|
It's an interesting treatment and named appropriately. The author lays down all the basics and points the beginner in the right directions. For those of us active in this forum it's a little Ho-Hum because we already know everything as stated in the writing but to the beginner, this may be a real eye-opener and I'm sure, get more people interested in Tiki.
Nicely done in my opinion.
I bet you feel more like you do now now than you did when you came in.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 16, 2013
From: Wolverhampton, UK
|Posted: 2014-04-05 10:18 am  Permalink|
I agree its a nice article but not so much use I think:
Why do articles always jump to the $100 mai tai? Yes, perhaps it is the 'king' of tiki drinks but if some said 'go spend $100+ to get started' Id blanch at the idea.
My practical advice to 'get started' would be:
Buy a PR style rum & a dark Jamaican rum (e.g. Flor De Cana & Coruba), some lime & some sugar. Whatever else you have you will need these ~ approx $40?
Google 'sugar syrup'. Make. Google 'Daiquiri' & 'Planters Punch, One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak'. Find drink recipes, make & enjoy. This can be skipped but if you make a few classics you'll appreciate the balance in later drinks.
Buy the Tiki+ app or Beachbum Berry Remixed ~ total cost $5 to $25?
Browse the recipes. Pick up some new ingredients (eg. lemon, orange, passionfruit syrup, orgeat, Coco Lopez, falernum, etc) required to make a drink you fancy - $10?
If you enjoyed that, repeat purchase citrus fruit, continue browsing the recipes & occasionally new buy ingredients...