This Saturday just after 6:30pm on Dinner Classics we enter the wild and wonderful world of Tiki Cocktails. Cocktail Maestro Norm Owen tells us what they are, and offers a few recipes – one of which you can only make at home!
You can use a tall glass, hurricane glass, or fun Tiki mug for any of these.
The Mai Tai
2 oz dark rum
.7 5oz lime juice
.5 oz orange curacao (or Cointreau)
.75 oz simple syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
Shake on ice until very cold, then strain and serve over crushed ice.
2 oz aged rum (3 years old will do)
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz cocunu cream
Shake on ice until very cold, then strain and serve over crushed ice. Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg.
The Zombie Punch
This one’s a doozie — don’t try to order it at a bar, they aren’t allowed to serve it to you!
1.5 oz dark aged rum
1.5 oz gold rum
1 oz overproof rum
1 tsp cinnamon syrup
2 tsp grapefruit juice
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz Falernum (lime cordial)
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Absinthe
Shake on ice until very cold. Strain and serve in a tall glass over crushed ice. Enjoy – and be careful!