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Samurai Grog & Karate Punch
Traderval
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From: Switzerland
Posted: 2003-11-25 08:59 am   Permalink

I just received two new vintage mugs from across the pond: the Karate Punch and the Samurai Grog. Of course I want to celebrate them with the according concoction. Has anyone the recipe for those two drinks? Is the Karate Punch related to Beachbums Hai Karate?

All recommendations are welcome and will be tested.

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John in Montreal
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Posted: 2003-11-25 09:49 am   Permalink

I just recently picked up a Samurai Grog mug myself. I'm not a big mug collector and this is not a great-looking mug but for 50 cents, I thought what the heck.

I found a few pictures of it on the web but not much else in the way of useful background info as to what the drink ingredients should be...


 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2003-11-25 09:54 am   Permalink

just make sure that you don't end up drinking the AFTERSHAVE named Hai Karate. that stuff is toxic...
jest mah 2 cents,
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2003-11-25 10:37 am   Permalink

Those names crack me up, I just picture an Austin Powers-ish bartender slamming those drinks down real fast on the bar and saying "JUDO CHOP!". That martial arts strike in those old movies always made me laugh, yeah, you knock somebody out with one "JUDO CHOP!" to the trap. Sorry for the hi-jack,but I gotta big mouth.

 
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SuperEight
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From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2010-10-11 7:26 pm   Permalink

Bump. I have the Karate Punch now too and I'm wondering what the drink was.

 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
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From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2010-10-14 10:23 am   Permalink

I reckon the Karate Punch mugs are fairly new (you can order a case of 'em online). Over in Tiki Collecting, someone mentioned that they got theirs at Miyako Hotel in SF which is now Hotel Kabuki. Hotel Kabuki has a karaoke bar. So, maybe we have an intrepid explorer here that can go to Japan Town and do some research??? I'm willing to bet that a recipe for both mugs can be found. Maybe I should write up a grant to get some research money.

 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2011-05-24 9:39 pm   Permalink

I found this;
http://blog.syracuse.com/drinks/2009/11/central_new_york_signature_coc_15.html
"The drink: The Karate Punch. Its sweet and floral, Nolan said, but guys drink it, too. We call it a foo-foo drink with a punch, she said.

What's in it:
1 ounces apricot brandy
1 ounces vodka
ounce triple sec
ounce grenadine
3 ounce sour mix
orange juice, to top off

Ingredients of note: Apricot brandy gives this drink its floral and fruity notes. The shot of orange juice at the end provides fresh citrus.

One more thing: Several Ichiban drinks have Japanese themes, such as the sake-based Geisha Delight, the blackberry-infused Ho Tais Dream and the melon-flavored Sakura Cocktail. Each of these comes in an optional ceramic mug with shapes such as Buddha, Geisha Girl or Cat for an extra $4.25"

I have a feeling, though, that if you asked 20 bars that served this for the recipe, that you would get 20 variations. But, who knows?!?

Now, can someone find the Samurai Grog recipe?
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-05-24 10:16 pm   Permalink

where's the punch? is the OJ spoilt?

 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-05-25 10:02 am   Permalink

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Now, can someone find the Samurai Grog recipe?




Looks like the Samurai Grog came from a restaurant in Pittsburg called....Samurai Restaurant. Looks like Benihana took it over.


 
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