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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.

South Seas Zombie

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South Seas ZombieThis recipe is from the South Seas restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii circa 1970. Not your standard Zombie recipe but a very nice version. Plenty of rum and fruit in this one, no surprise there!

Combine the following in a shaker ⅔ full of ice

1 ounce of orange juice
1 ounce of unsweetened pineapple juice
½ ounce of fresh lemon juice
½ ounce of sweet Italian vermouth
½ ounce of orange curaçao
1 ounce of dark Jamaican rum
½ ounce of light Puerto Rican rum

Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Float

1 ounce of dark 151 proof rum atop the drink

Recipe adapted from the out-of-print Beachbum Berry’s Intoxica!, if you’re interested you may want to order his updated book Beach Bum Berry Remixed

The garnish here is from one of my favorite (also out-of-print) books, Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living; it is made from skewer of candy Lifesaver Gummies. You can get the 6-inch Bamboo Skewers and the LifeSavers Gummies (Pack of 18) from Amazon.

Note: I do have a nice collection of tiki mugs but I really like how the rum drinks look in a clear glass so they don’t get used very often.

Surf Room Mai Tai

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Royal Hawaiian Mai TaiThis is not the original Trader Vic Mai Tai. What this is is a very nicely balanced version of the fruity one’s that we fell in love with while on vacation in Kauai. This recipe originates from Surf Room at the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki circa 1940.

Combine the following in a shaker ⅔ full of ice

1 ounce Orange juice
1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
½ ounce fresh lime juice
¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
¼ ounce orgeat syrup
¼ ounce sugar syrup
¼ ounce orange curaçao
1 ounce Demerara rum
1 ounce Jamaican rum
1 ounce Puerto Rican rum

Shake well and strain into a chilled double old fashioned glass. Garnish generously.

Recipe adapted from Beachbum Berry’s Intoxica!

For your garnish, get 4 inch Bamboo Skewers from Amazon.

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.