Tiki Cocktails
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#ThirstyThursday Tiki Cocktails

In anticipation of the fall season, we recently provided a list of West Coast places to see fall colors as the leaves change, and last #ThurstyThursday we took a look at several cocktails inspired by fall weather. Even though fall begins today at 10:21 am EST in 2016, when day and night are both 12 hours long, most of the country is still enjoying the summer weather.

Tiki Drinks are hot! The original Tiki cocktail movement is in full force, with real mixology spinning back to basics on the classics but with homemade grenadine, fresh juices, and coconut, and other high-quality ingredients.

So here are some tropical favorites to remind you to enjoy the warm weather until fall really kicks in.

Piña Colada

The Piña Colada originated in Puerto Rico. Ramón “Monchito” Marrero claims to have created the Piña Colada in 1954 when a bartender at the Caribe Hilton. He continued to serve the drink at the Caribe Hilton for 35 years after its creation and was finally rewarded for his efforts in 1978 when Puerto Rico officially proclaimed the cocktail its national drink!

The remodeled Caribe Hilton Bar, Caribar Rums & Light Bites, provides a new menu reflecting the Evolution of the Piña Colada, including a contemporary version: the Clear Colada.

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Recipe Caribe Hilton Piña Colada

2 ounces rum
1 ounce cream of coconut
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice

Mix rum, cream of coconut, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add ice and mix for 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.

These Cocktails and more can be found on our Drinks board on Pinterest 


Mai Tai

The origin of the Mai Tai is shrouded in mystery. That sugar bomb you had that one time in Cozumel is not indicative of the true Mai Tai.  There is a whole new world of well-made Mai Tais waiting for you. The Trader Vic’s Mai Tai is said to be based the original, and it is a simple drink full of balance.  When practicing this Mai Tai, spend a lot of time trying different brands of rum, this drink is for showcasing rum, not hiding rum.

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Mai Tai

1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum

1 oz Martinique Rhum

1 oz Lime Juice

.5 oz Orange Curacao

.25 oz Simple Syrup

.25 oz Orgeat

Shake with crushed ice, pour into a double old-fashioned, garnish with mint, also optional, pineapple wedge and dark rum float

These Cocktails and more can be found on our Drinks board on Pinterest 

Next up from the Philippines – Turon Inspired Turo

Turo – Turon Inspired Cocktail

Turon is a dessert of carmelized platano with pineapple. This drink is the inspired Turo with Bourbon.

We just followed the steps in the video and made this drink over the weekend. It was fun, easy, and super Sabrosa!!

These Cocktails and more can be found on our Drinks board on Pinterest 



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