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Share your signature tiki drink

Joined: May 16, 2014
Posts: 3
Posted: 2014-10-02 1:00 pm   Permalink

Here's my signature, I find much like the beachcomber who's style I try to emulate I'm still constantly tinkering with it.

'Ancient Astronaut'

1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Falernum (John D. Taylor Velvet )
1/3 oz Cinnamon Syrup (monin is what I used originally I switched to BG reynolds)
1/2 oz Gran Marnier
3/4 oz Virgin islands white rum (cruzan is my go to)
3/4 oz Reposado Tequila (I've been using casadores)
3/4 oz Demarera 151 (Lemon Hart)
dash of orange bitters
dash of pernod

Blend everything save the 151 with 8 oz of cracked ice for no more than 5 seconds. Serve in a highball glass float 151, add ice to fill, garnish with mint (broken).

The story behind this one is that I was reading 'remixed' one night and thinking of mixing up a test pilot, reading the entry which notes that the Test pilot was constantly being reinvented and riffed off of with names like the space pilot and the astronaut. I thought to myself that I'd like to try something similar but needed a good name (what's a good drink without a good name?) My glance crossed the next page and happened upon the 'Ancient Mariner' and it hit me 'Ancient Astronaut' I hit up google to see if anyone had claimed the name, and found nothing so I set to work coming up with something.

The name was so good I decided to run with it as the theme too, which informed that I should try to use ingredients with a mezzo american origin (basically stuff from latin america). I ended up altering so much that it doesn't really resemble a test pilot anymore, it's still dry, but it's got a lot more body and a spicy punch and complexity that pushes it more into the realm of something like a zombie, not to mention the fact that I upped the alcohol significantly.

I'd planned to go to Tiki Oasis and offer it on the room crawl, but my brother couldn't go and I didn't feel like solo'ing. Still tinkering with it, my current thought is to add a little more juice to round it out and play with the bitters/pernod to see what I can get with other bitters/liquer combos.

[ This Message was edited by: DevilDude 2014-10-02 13:07 ]

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