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Recipe: Original Drink Formulas by Hamo
Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-05 9:13 pm   Permalink

I came to tiki through my longtime interest in cocktails. I’ve never been a professional bartender (although two years ago, I tried to quit my job and thought I’d occupy my unemployed time by going to bartending school. None of that ever happened. Long story; we’ll have a drink sometime and I’ll tell you it), but I’d say that creating cocktails is an amateur hobby. I’ve shared some of my recipes (or “formulas,” as Trader Vic calls them in his Rum Cookery & Drinkery book) in the “What Are You Drinking” thread, but I thought I’d put them all in a new, specific thread. I’m not quite as visually artistic as others on TC, but this is one way I think I can contribute and share some tiki inspired talent.

Today is Repeal Day, so I thought I’d start with a Club Babita.



Club Babita

3/4 oz light Virgin Islands rum
3/4 oz gold Jamaican rum
1 oz pineapple juice
2 tsp falernum
1 tsp maraschino liqueur
1 dash orange bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Pineapple is my favorite fruit, so I look for ways to use the juice in recipes. I was thinking about a classically-styled cocktail when I was working on this formula, and after playing with the falernum and maraschino amounts, settled on this version. Naming it was easy; I’d recently watched the 1949 Doris Day movie, My Dream is Yours, where
she dances in a bamboo club and imagined my drink could have been the house cocktail, so I named it after the place.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-12-06 5:00 pm   Permalink

You need a drink called "the Hamo Blamo"

 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-06 9:55 pm   Permalink

What do you suppose should be the ingredients for that?

Remind me later to talk about my thoughts about creating a cocktail around a name as opposed to naming a cocktail after it’s been created....


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-12-07 1:54 pm   Permalink

The Hamo Blamo
1 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
1 oz Lost Spirits Navy Style Overproof Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Overproof Rum
Juice from 1/2 lime
Garnish with the spent lime shell and keep away from open flames


 
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Loki-Tiki
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From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2017-12-08 09:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-12-07 13:54, MadDogMike wrote:
The Hamo Blamo
1 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
1 oz Lost Spirits Navy Style Overproof Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Overproof Rum
Juice from 1/2 lime
Garnish with the spent lime shell and keep away from open flames




Name that one the Hamo Ka-Blamo !


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-09 07:46 am   Permalink

Yikes, Mike; don’t you think it could use some sweetener...?

Actually, what if we turn it into a basic punch?

1 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
1 oz Lost Spirits Navy Style Overproof Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Overproof Rum
1 oz lime juice
1 oz ginger syrup (not liqueur)
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz grenadine
4 oz club soda
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Build over ice and stir. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and lime peel.

I don’t have any Lost Spirits, so someone will have to test this for me. If you dare.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-12 7:39 pm   Permalink

One week night last winter, when I decided I could only handle one Zombie to ensure I could function at work the next morning, I whipped together an “up” cocktail in order still to utilize the Don’s Mix. I named it “The Beachcomber’s Shanty,” which I’d gotten from playing around with the Tiki Bar Name Generator.

Fast forward a few months and nui ‘umi ‘umi tried my Club Babita on the rocks. I thought I’d see what it tasted like, except I got the wrong cocktail and tried The Beachcomber’s Shanty instead. After tweaking the pineapple and Don’s Mix ratios, I decided I preferred the Shanty shaken with crushed ice. Bob Ross might call that a happy little accident.



The Beachcomber’s Shanty

1-1/2 oz gold Virgin Islands rum
1-1/2 oz gold Jamaican rum
1-1/2 oz pineapple juice
1-1/2 oz Don's Mix (1 oz white grapefruit juice, 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup)
1 dash spiced bitters*

Shake with crushed ice and pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

*Spiced bitters are a 1:1 mix of Angostura bitters and pimento dram. If necessary, substitute “full strength” Angostura bitters.

[ This Message was edited by: Hamo 2017-12-12 19:40 ]


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-12-12 9:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-12-09 07:46, Hamo wrote:
Yikes, Mike; don’t you think it could use some sweetener...?

Actually, what if we turn it into a basic punch?

1 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum
1 oz Lost Spirits Navy Style Overproof Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Overproof Rum
1 oz lime juice
1 oz ginger syrup (not liqueur)
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz grenadine
4 oz club soda
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters

Build over ice and stir. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and lime peel.

I don’t have any Lost Spirits, so someone will have to test this for me. If you dare.



Sweetener is for wussies. Doesn't the Pappa Doble have twice the rum and half the sweetener?

Actually that really good. And at 10 ounces (and 2 dashes) before ice, it's a nice sized drink.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-12-27 9:58 pm   Permalink

I enjoy champagne cocktails, such as the French 75 or the Seelbach. They seem a bit more elegant than other drinks.

Perhaps you have a special occasion to toast (like New Year’s Eve), or are welcoming new neighbors, or maybe you just want a change from Mimosas at your next brunch. May I offer the Ho’olanilani?



Ho’olanilani

1 oz Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple rum
1/2 oz Don’s mix (2 tsp white grapefruit juice, 1 tsp cinnamon syrup)
1 dash Angostura bitters
Top with champagne (4-5 oz)

Shake everything except champagne with ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-01-13 12:51 pm   Permalink

My "house cocktail” isn’t tiki per se, but I did develop it a few years ago using the staple tiki ingredients of orgeat and pimento dram. It has a spicy, warm, comforting quality, so I named it after the popular British WWI song, “Keep the Home-Fires Burning,” which I first heard on an episode of one of my favorite sitcoms, “Are You Being Served?”



The Home-Fires

2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz orgeat syrup
1/2 oz pimento dram
2 dashes orange bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 10 days ago; 10:02 pm   Permalink

Here’s another formula I’ve been tweaking for a while: The Golden Forbidden Lei (the name again suggested by the Tiki Bar Name Generator).



1-1/2 oz gold Jamaican rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
1/2 oz orgeat syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash grapefruit bitters
1/2 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. (float)

Shake all ingredients except O.F.T.D. with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Float O.F.T.D. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


 
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