I’m currently putting together an ebook of Zombie recipes, and one of the people kind enough to share his recipe with me was Georgi Radev of Mahiki, a popular Tiki bar in London. Georgi also shared this video demonstration of how they prepare and serve their version of the Zombie. Don’t try this at home! … Read more
A demonstration from Val, a bartender at the recently closed PKNY Tiki bar in New York City. He has a somewhat unusual method regarding the shaking and the ice, although what he’s doing makes sense. I tend to prefer a little less lime juice in mine — 3/4 ounce — but I’m not as big … Read more
Limoncello Cooler 1 1/2 oz. Limoncello1 oz. Gin1/2 oz. Lemon Juice8-10 Mint LeavesClub Soda Gently muddle the mint leaves with lemon juice in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the limoncello and gin and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.
In an effort to help make one of my 2013 predictions come true, I offer a tasty cocktail made with Port wine. I know this one’s a little complicated, but if you feel ambitious, it’s worth the effort. Sandeman Harvest Sour 1 1/2 oz Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto1/2 oz Apple Brandy 3/4 oz Raspberry Syrup3/4 oz Lemon … Read more
The bars are closed on Christmas, but that doesn’t mean a festive cocktail wouldn’t hit the spot. You just have to mix it up yourself. Here are some suggestions to get you started. Whiskey Highball 2 oz Bourbon or Rye WhiskeyLemon-Lime Soda or Ginger Ale4 Dashes of Aromatic or Angostura Bitters Build over … Read more
Here are the recipes for the specialty cocktails we served at our Christmas party. They all seemed popular with our guests. Poinsettia PunchAdapted from a recipe by Frank Cisneros, Gin Palace in NYC 1 1/2 oz Gin3/4 oz Lemon Juice1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup1/2 oz Grenadine1 tsp. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram2 Dashes Angostura Bitters Shake with ice, … Read more
Here’s the drinks menu from our big Christmas party last weekend. The most popular were the Spiced Pear Margarita and Grand Cherry Tiki. The only one I had was a Poinsettia Punch, and it was delicious. I’ll share the recipes later this week. Tiki LoungeChristmas Party Today’s Specials Tom and JerryA 19th-century variation on Egg … Read more
Caramel Apple Cosmo 1 1/2 oz Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka1/2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka1/2 oz Licor 431/2 oz Lime Juice1/2 oz Cranberry Juice Shake with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. A lot of cocktail people look down their noses at vodka, especially flavored vodka. I don’t get it myself. … Read more
Miehana 1 oz Gold Rum1 oz Coconut Rum1 oz Grand Marnier1 oz Pineapple Juice3/4 oz Lime Juice1/2 oz Orange Juice Shake with ice, then pour unstrained into a Collins glass. Add more ice if necessary. It’s Tiki time, baby! Adapted from a recipe by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.