FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food The Good Drink
The Good Drink
woofmutt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2598
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2002-09-02 10:41 pm   Permalink

As many of us seem to be memebers of the jet set I'm suggesting this thread for stitching together a Drinkers Guide to the World at Large so folks on the go will know where it's worth dropping a couple dozen bucks, pounds, yen or, euros when drinking out in a strange town.

 
View Profile of woofmutt Send a personal message to woofmutt  Email woofmutt Goto the website of woofmutt     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
midnite
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-09-03 11:05 am   Permalink

Exxxx-ce-lllennnnt idea!

I am of to Boston later this month. What I had planned to do was ask around Tiki Central for help info on getting to Kowloon from downtown Boston, we will not have a motorcar.

Anyone has that info, great. Otherwise, any input on Boston as a whole? Where to go in good old Boston?

midnite

midnite


 
View Profile of midnite Send a personal message to midnite      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Trader Woody
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-09-04 04:28 am   Permalink

Ah, Boston. We went there in search of Tiki, but came back with just
an almighty hangover for our troubles.

The Kowloon is unfortunately a long way out of Boston, and as we
only had a short time there, it proved too costly in terms of both time &
money to get a cab out there. We didn't have much luck in the centre of town
either, as the Kon-Tiki was nowhere to be seen, and the locals in Harvard Suare
directed us to a place that was straight out of 'Good Will Hunting' when we
asked about the local Tiki bars. It turns out that the Aku Aku was just a mile or
so away, and still had a couple of months left before it shut it's doors forever.
So, as far as getting a Bostonian Tiki fix goes, the best way is to rent a car
and head north out of town, if at all possible.

The bar we enjoyed the most isn't really the kind of place we'd normally go for.
Unfortunately, the name of the place was washed out of my brain by the martinis
they served there, but it's located near Fanuiel (sp?) Hall, at the ground level of a
posh hotel. The large windows give you a great view of the market, as well as the
horse & carriage rides that start nearby, and your evening is occasionally enlivened
by Bruins fans walking past & flipping the bar occupants the bird.
The martinis are vastly expensive, but they give you another glass' worth in a little
carafe surrounded by ice. It's the kind of place where the men all smoke cigars, and
occasionally someone will saunter over to the piano and show off in front of their
date. We found it very amusing and couldn't help taking the piss out of one
particularly uptight piano player.

So on the plus side, you have well made & very large martinis, comfortable leather
couches, and a great window to peer at old Boston through (I bet it's particularly nice
in there when it's snowing). On the minus side, it's expensive, pretentious, and you get
the feeling Ted Kennedy might arrive at any moment.

Trader Woody


 
View Profile of Trader Woody Send a personal message to Trader Woody  Email Trader Woody     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Chris
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1543
From: London
Posted: 2002-09-04 04:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-09-04 04:28, Trader Woody wrote:

. . . Ted Kennedy might arrive at any moment.

Trader Woody



Fine w/ me as long as someone else is doing the driving!
_________________

rapanuinews.blogspot.com

 View Profile of Tiki Chris Send a personal message to Tiki Chris  Email Tiki Chris Goto the website of Tiki Chris     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Trader Woody
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-09-04 04:59 am   Permalink

A Chappaquiddick martini:

Rinse the inside of a cocktail shaker with cranberry juice
Pour three ounces of cold vodka into the shaker.
Add ice, shake vigorously, and serve.
Drink.
Repeat x4
Drive off a bridge
Run away
Appear the next day denying all knowlege of above.

Trader Woody



 
View Profile of Trader Woody Send a personal message to Trader Woody  Email Trader Woody     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
thejab
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2002-09-05 8:38 pm   Permalink

Made the Sundowner from "Intoxica" for the first time last night. It's from the Kon Tiki chain and it packs a wollop! This is one of those drinks where the end result tastes much better than it sounds.

1 1/4 ounces cognac
3/4 ounce Galliano
3/4 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Shake with 1 cup crushed ice and pour in large bucket glass or tiki mug. Add crushed ice to fill.

We sipped it slowly while listening to the record "Cruising Along the Wailua River".
_________________


 
View Profile of thejab Send a personal message to thejab  Goto the website of thejab     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2002-09-06 2:49 pm   Permalink

Totally agree, Jabbo! Tried it a few weeks ago and really liked it.


(looks good with a glowing ice cube as well, but almost everything does.)

-martin


 
View Profile of martiki Send a personal message to martiki  Email martiki Goto the website of martiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dave65000
Member

Joined: Sep 07, 2002
Posts: 3
From: Miami, Fl
Posted: 2002-09-07 09:16 am   Permalink

I made up this drink at a drunken tikified party at my house:

I call it "The kreeper"

1oz 151 rum
1oz light rum
1oz spice rum
3/4 oz grenadine
4oz pinapple juice

Shake with ice and strain into a 12oz tiki mug. Fill with club soda and stir gently.

Mabey it's already been invented I don't know I'm not a bartender but try this and you will know why it's called "The Kreeper"

It's a nice tropical backard party drink, enjoy...


_________________
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

[ This Message was edited by: Dave65000 on 2002-09-07 09:27 ]


 
View Profile of Dave65000 Send a personal message to Dave65000  Email Dave65000     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation