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Limbo Lizard
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From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2014-07-19 1:34 pm   Permalink

In 2008, I created a signature drink to serve our guests, as we cruised on our houseboat, The Leaky Tiki. Later, I shared the recipe for the Fateful Trip in a cocktail chain postcard thread, here on TC. Here's the link to the recipe, which was sent to 'Murph' (he misplaced the postcard for a while), along with his review:
The Fateful Trip recipe.

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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 624
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2014-07-19 11:11 pm   Permalink

mikehooker: I'm partial to this punch recipe from "Taboo Table" ...



It serves 6, but you could easily scale it up to 12 or 18.

As for signature drinks, it's tough to pick one. My most recent, The Mai-Kai Hurricane, is the best I've come up with in a while ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2014/07/15/tales-of-the-cocktails-signature-drink-packs-a-wallop-but-can-it-tame-a-hurricane-inspired-by-the-mai-kai/


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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 44
From: Austin via SoFla
Posted: 2014-07-20 3:07 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the tips and recipes everyone. The party ended up having way more in attendance than our usual soirees and I was utterly unprepared! I wanted to have the first batch of punch ready before guests arrived but I was still squeezing roughly a bagillion limes and crushing mounds of ice in the Oster Snoflake I just picked up on Etsy for 10 bucks(my new favorite toy) when people began showing up. Snacks were laid out (we tried replicating the Mai Kai pu pu platter) but I could see the natives were thirsty and getting restless and I should begin serving up drinks before I had a riot on my hands. I started with the Kapu Kai cuz it's so simple and delicious. I only intended to make a few but before I knew it a line of tiki mugs was forming and my LH151 was rapidly diminishing. Once everyone got a little teaser in their system I went back to my old stand by, a big ole batch of Rum Barrel. I really wanted to dive into something new for this occasion, which is why I posted on this thread in the first place, but as more and more guests arrived and I had to get something banged out quickly, I decided not to take chances with something I hadn't tried before and went with something I could make blindfolded. Next time I will be sure to allow myself more time for experimentation and report the results here. The Rum Barrels were a huge hit as always. I doctor the recipe a bit, just substituting the grapefruit juice with pineapple. More drinks were made throughout the night but this post is already longer than it should be.

 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-07-20 3:09 pm   Permalink

mein Gott!

THOU SHALT NOT WASTE LH151 ON THE MASSES!!!!


 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
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From: Austin via SoFla
Posted: 2014-07-20 3:16 pm   Permalink

I KNOW! It will not happen again. I only have three bottles in reserve.

 
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-07-20 3:25 pm   Permalink

the masses are usually pleased most by cuervo gold with cuervo margarita mix...

 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-21 07:02 am   Permalink

Ha, Cuervo... That's some really vile stuff, and the masses love it.

 
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2014-07-22 3:38 pm   Permalink

The Oster Sno-Flake is one of my absolute favorite tools! (Along with their "milkshake" blade and steel jar which is THE ideal rig for flash blending.)

But you need a lever squeezer for lime-ing up for a regiment of guests. I couldn't do it without such a beats.
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2014-07-23 12:00 am   Permalink

Mike, you can't go wrong with a batch of of Rum Barrels. Good to hear you pulled it off!

 
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