Topic of the Week 11/13/2018 - Advanced

Rock on , , , , and for last week's Rocks District of Milton-Freewater conversation.

This week: Tiki time!

Name a drink and its ingredients for each of the following base liquors: Gin, White Rum, Aged Rum and Brandy

  • I will kick off by naming the Singapore Gin Sling whose base liquor is (guess what) gin

    Invented in the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore by a local bartender around 1910s.


    • 2 oz. Gin
    • 3/4 oz. Cherry Heering
    • 2 tsp. Benedictine
    • 2 tsp. Cointreau
    • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
    • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
    • 2 dashes Grenadine
    • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
    • Soda Water
  • How about the traditional Sidecar?!?

    Cognac, Cointreau, and OJ shaken in a sugar rimmed cocktail glass!



    1.5oz London Dry Gin

    .5oz fresh lemon juice

    .5oz orgeat 

    bar spoon falernum

    .25oz  passion fruit juice

    Shaken over crushed ice


    1oz White Rum

    1oz creme of coconut

    3oz fresh pineapple juice 

    Shake, strain, serve over ice

    OLD CUBAN: Mojitio Riff

    1.5oz Aged Rum

    .75oz Simple Syrup

    .75oz Fresh Lime Juice

    A bunch of fresh mint

    2oz Sparkling Wine

    Build in shaker, add all except sparkling wine over ice and shake.. Serve in collins over ice topped with Sparkling Wine


    1.5oz white rum

    .5oz dry gin

    .5oz brandy

    1oz fresh lemon juice

    .5oz orgeat

    .5oz amontillado sherry

    2oz fresh orange juice


    Build in glass, mix serve over ice

  • Hemingway Daiquiri: 

    — 2 oz. White Rum

    — 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice

    — 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

    — 1/2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur 

    Corpse Reviver Number 2: 

    — 3/4 oz. Gin

    — 3/4 oz. Cointreau

    — 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice 

    — 3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc 

    — 1 dash Absinthe 

    Corpse Reviver Number 1: 

    — 1.5 oz. Cognac 

    — 3/4 oz. Calvados 

    — 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth 


    — 2 oz. Pusser’s Dark Rum 

    — 2 oz. Pineapple Juice 

    — 1 oz. Cream of Coconut 

    — 1 oz. Orange Juice 

  • I wouldn't consider a lot of the drinks mentioned to be Tikis. Singapore Sling certainly fits the bill, though.

    "Will you serve this in a crystal coupe or does it deserve an over the top production of a brightly colored ceramic figuring, an edible orchid, an umbrella and a neon straw?" is the general barometer for me on whether something is a Tiki or not. That, or that either Don the Beachcomber or Trader Vic created it. 

    Zombie is good one to take care of white and aged rum. Add to those Puerto Rican gold rum, falernum, grapefruit, cinnamon syrup, lime juice, grenadine, absinthe, and bitters. Serve over crushed ice in a silly mug and pretend you're on a beach in the south pacific and you've got yourself a tiki! A Don the Beachcomber original. 

    Another one that can be used in multiple categories is the fog Cutter. It has Gin, White Rum, and Brandy...along with Sherry (heck yeah!), OJ, Lemon Juice, Orgeat (the Sherry isn't nutty enough), and just a wee bit of mint. Trader Vic knew how to have a good time. 

  • Tiki is such a fun category of drink.  Especially as winter is right around the corner and most of the U.S. wants to escape from the terrible weather and be transported to a tropical beach.  Some fun tiki drinks include:

    Dr Funk: White rum, absinthe, lime juice, grenadine, and soda

    Sidewinder's Fang: A blend of aged rums, orange juice, passionfruit juice, lime juice, soda, and the all important orange peel snake as a garnish

    Saturn: GIn, lemon juice, passionfruit, orgeat, falernum

    Suffering Bastard: A blend of brandy and gin, lime juice, demerara, angostura, and topped with ginger beer

  • such high achievers lol....I would have said martini, daiquiri, mojito, sidecar, and cuba libre!