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Miehana

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Miehana with Flaming GarnishThe Miehana is my go-to umbrella drink; it’s yummy, easy to make and is fruity without beating you over the head with the rum. It’s a modern invention, not an old-school Tiki-drink but I like it.

Combine the following in a shaker ⅔ full of ice

1 ounce of fresh lime juice
1 ounce of orange juice
1 ounce of unsweetened pineapple juice
1 ounce of Grand Marnier
1 ounce of gold Virgin Islands rum
1 ounce of coconut-flavored rum

Shake well and pour, unstrained, into a double old-fashioned glass or a Miehana mug (crafted by TikiFarm but only available on ebay currently). Add ice as needed to fill glass. Alternately, you can make one-and-a-half and fill a hurricane glass!

Flaming garnish is inspired by the out-of-print book, Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living. I’m working on a separate post just about the flaming garnish. Short story is leave a bit of bread on the counter overnight and douse it with lemon extract (found with vanilla extract with spices at your grocer).

Recipe from Beach Bum Berry Remixed.

Seriously, if you attempt a flaming garnish please be safe; have an Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher on hand.

Gourmet Coffee Grog

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Gourmet Coffee GrogThe brown sugar, rum and spices are almost chocolatey with the coffee. This is quite good and worth the bit of preparation. Note that this recipe is enough for 4 drinks.

Cream together…

2 teaspoons of sweet butter
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
a pinch each of salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves

Stir together in a mug…

1 teaspoon of the prepared mixture
a splash of hot coffee to dissolve the butter

top off the mug with
1 inch strip of lemon rind
1 inch strip of orange rind
1½ ounces of light rum
1 ounce cream
enough hot coffee to fill mug

Stir to blend. Serve immediately. Makes 4 drinks

Recipe adapted from Beachbum Berry’s Intoxica!

You can order these mugs form Amazon: Bormioli Rocco Verdi Cappuccino Cup with Stainless Steel Handle

Monkey Coke

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Monkey CokeStir ingredients together in your ice filled highball glass.

1½ ounces Crème de Banana
Enough cola to top off glass

Don’t dismiss this drink; it’s stupid easy and quite good.

Adapted from Wikipedia’s entry on Crème de Banane.

You can buy Cocktail Drink Umbrellas from Amazon.

Banana Cow Cocktail

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Banana CowWhen all the guys are ordering Boiler Maker’s it’d take some resolve to ask for (and explain how to make) this seemingly silly banana drink but it’s not too sweet and is actually quite refreshing. It’s easy to adjust the sweetness by tweaking the quantity of Crème de Banana and a splash of dark rum wouldn’t hurt this if you feel experimental.

A further alteration is that instead of cream we usually will substitute vanilla soy milk which is far less rich.

Combine the following in a shaker ⅔ full of ice

1½ ounce of cream
1 ounce of light rum
1 ounce of Crème de Banana
dash of Grenadine

Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with banana slices and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

Recipe adapted from The Book of Cocktails

Amazon can set you up with Bamboo Skewers and Martini Glasses

Blue Lagoon

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Blue LagoonStir ingredients together in your ice filled glass.

1 ounce of vodka
1 ounce of blue curaçao
top off glass with lemonade

This is a great drink for parties. Everyone loves a blue drink plus they’re trivial to assemble. The ingredients can be put out and people can mix their own making them stronger or weaker to their taste.

Recipe adapted from The Book of Cocktails

You can get your own cocktail mermaids from Amazon: Plastic Cocktail Drink Mermaids

Watergate Coffee

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Watergate Coffee

One ounce Coffee Liqueur
One ounce Orange Liqueur

Combine in your coffee mug.

Top with hot coffee and whipped cream.

The orange goes unexpectedly well with the coffee.

Recipe from The Bartender’s Black Book: The Drink Recipe Collection for the 21st Century, Sixth Edition

You can get these Libbey Irish Coffee Mugs from Amazon.