||Has Anybody Heard of a Backscratcher?
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Portland, OR
|Posted: 2004-01-12 5:20 pm  Permalink|
On 2004-01-12 11:11, thejab wrote:
In adition to the Navy Grog, the Shark's Tooth is good (and very strong) at Trader Dick's.
We were at TD's just after Christmas. Had a Scorpion, and for an extra 4.50 you get to keep the bowl. Nice bowl, too, especially for 4.50! Next time we go we'll have dinner there. I've heard legends of the Awful Awful burger, but the menu we saw was pretty much all polynesian/asian cuisine. Is the AA burger on their lunch menu?
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Forbidden Island, CA
|Posted: 2004-01-12 6:20 pm  Permalink|
On 2004-01-12 17:20, TikiMaxton wrote: Is the AA burger on their lunch menu?
No, but it's on the menu in both coffee shops at the Sparks Nugget, and at the classic lunch counter at the downtown Reno Nugget. The Sparks Nugget also has the old-style nautical John's Oyster House. They have incredibly good New York pan roasts, stews, chowders, crab and shrimp Louis, and Cioppino. The fish is very fresh (it's flown in) and inexpensive. The steak house at the Nugget is also very good. The food at Trader Dick's is pretty good but I usually eat at the Oyster House and drink at Trader Dick's.
My only complaint about Trader Dick's is the awful live entertainment that starts pretty early (5 or 6). They play good Hawaiian music in the background but you can't hear it most of the time because of the live act.
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 2007-02-18 8:59 pm  Permalink|
I just found a great old drink guide at a flea market for 50¢, and it's full of great classic tiki drinks. Each of the 111 drink recipes feature a full colour photograph. (Tropical Cocktails by Tommy Murphy)
Here's their recipe for the Tropical Itch:
Chimney Glass 13 1/2oz
1oz 151 Rum
1oz Pineapple Juice
1oz Orange Juice
1oz Sweet and Sour
1/2oz Cherry Brandy
Mix all ingredients except cherry brandy over crushed ice. Float cherry brandy on top. Garnish with pineapple wedge, cherry, bamboo back scratcher and vanda orchid.
NOTE: Orange juice and bourbon won't marry normally but orange Curacao helps make a perfect marriage.
I find this note strange, since the recipe doesn't even call for Curacao. Also, it's interesting how they float the cherry brandy, not the 151.
Great Minds Drink Alike
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2007-02-18 11:22 pm  Permalink|
Here is my recipe for the Tropical Itch from an old drink recipe book called The Official Handbook Drinks of Hawaii by Paul B Dick 1971. I found this book in Hawaii several years ago in a flee market.
The recipe says a more appropriate title would have been "Tropical Stroke"
1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz 151 Rum
1 oz Okolehao
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
Dash Angostura Bitters
Passion Fruit Juice
Use a 15 oz tall glass with crushed ice. Put in order filling the remainder of the glass with the passion fruit juice.Mix well. Now stand back!
Joined: Aug 01, 2003
From: Saint Petersburg, FL
|Posted: 2008-09-28 05:50 am  Permalink|
They still server a Backscratcher at Disney's Polynesian Resort — and it comes with a bamboo backscratcher as a souvenir. I don't have their recipe, but the drink description has a bit of the backstory and lists the main ingredients:
Back Scratcher - From the Coconut Palms Resort in Hawaii where Elvis filmed the movie "Blue Hawaii." Made with light and dark rum, Passion Fruit juice, topped with a secret ingredient, this drink will help you get that itch inside and out.
The ingredient list matches up pretty well with the Intoxica Tropical Itch recipe.
[ This Message was edited by: Hot Lava 2008-09-28 05:53 ]
Grand Member (4 years)
Joined: Jun 07, 2008
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
|Posted: 2009-05-27 02:49 am  Permalink|
The "secret ingredient" is Jack Daniels believe it or not. Somehow it creates a taste not unlike Demerara rum. Possibly the best drink on the menu at the Tambu Lounge at Disney World's Polynesian Resort (along with the Lapu Lapu). Both are pictured below from my visit in February:
Joined: Jun 13, 2006
From: Birdland - San Diego
|Posted: 2009-05-27 09:10 am  Permalink|
Well, both Jack Daniels and Elvis are from Tennessee so sure why not.