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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.

Lemon Drop

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Lemon DropSugar the rim of a martini glass. Shake with ice:

1½ ounces of vodka
2 ounces of fresh lemon juice
1 ounce of fresh orange juice
superfine sugar to taste (1½ – 3 teaspoons)

Strain into the prepared martini glass.

Garnish with a lemon slice.

These are so fresh and smooth, not at all like the syrupy messes served up at so many bars.

Recipe adapated from Highballs High Heels: A Girls Guide to the Art of Cocktails

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.