Pride Of The Bar

Pride Of The Bar

For pride month we you bring you a mixed drink that’s naturally colorful and full of fruit flavor. Lemon and Lime juices with Rum, Boysenberry, Orange, Almond and herbs are shaken together in a refreshing drink thats the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Multiply everything by 10 and make a pitcher for poolside fun that lasts the whole month of June.

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Rain Forest Sling

Rain Forest Sling

Ginny Gin Gin. The kids love their gin these days. Here in the Zen Tiki Lounge we prefer a gin drink with a tropical touch. When using gin we like something more herbal and floral vs. astringent and juniper forward. There are so many specialty gins on the market these days that you won’t have any trouble finding a nice local gin to use in this cocktail along with fresh juices and some Brazilian cachaça.

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Better Buttered Rum

Better Buttered Rum

Some of the best cocktails have been around for a very long time. A good Hot Buttered Rum is a classic cold weather libation that is especially popular during the winter holidays. We see this one popping back up on many bar menus with the awesome resurgence of vintage drinks and spirits. Sunshine finally crafted his own recipe for the rum batter that you can now make by following this recipe.

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Shattered Pony & Seven Stars

Shattered Pony & Seven Stars

While attending Circa Caliente 2018 we hosted a room party called Planet ClairErasure. Imagine a blacklight 80’s mini gold course with an alien planet theme. Our two libations were Seven Stars and Shetland Pony, although we used different names for the party.

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Pool Drink

Pool Drink

Every great day by the pool requires a beverage to increase your level of relaxation. Pool Drink is a simple concoction that relies on things you likely have in your cabinet, in your fridge or behind your bar. Its not fancy but it hits the spot on those warm days when a reusable plastic cup can be refilled many times over your lazy day.

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Russian Troll

Russian Troll

If this drink sounds like it may be adjacent to a Moscow Mule thats because it is.  Swapping out dark rum for the vodka and adding some extra ginger kick is what makes this drink perhaps better than the usual mule.  The naming inspiration comes from none other than our current political climate which includes Russian social media hacking and all kinds of other shenanigans we would all like to forget about over a drink or two, or three.  

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California Sunrise

California Sunrise

If a California sunrise had a flavor, this would be it.  Passion fruit and lemon juices complement the white wine aromas in Calivore Blonde Rum.  A touch of California Orange Blossom Honey adds a unique sweetness and the scent of the little white blossoms that blanket golden state gardens throughout the year.  

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Puka Shell

Puka Shell

We receive a lot of requests for simple cocktails with just one exotic ingredient.  Many people don't mind searching for one hard to find ingredient but prefer to keep it to just that one item.  We can understand.  The Puka Shell will impress with simplicity and an exotic touch.  Made with Ōkolehao, the ancient Hawaiian spirit distilled from ti plant.

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Cherry Bonzai

Cherry Bonzai

Sweet dark cherries with pineapple infused rum and homemade falernum are the highlights of the Cherry Bonzai.  A potent cocktail that is uncomplicated with ingredients that should be fairly easy to come by.   We believe that every home tiki bar should try infusing a small batch of falernum just once so that you can see and taste the amazing difference that nothing on the market can offer.  

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Island Fruitcake

Island Fruitcake

What is a fruitcake?  That question is harder and harder to answer as each generation comes into adulthood.  Those of us in our 40's, 50's 60's and even more silver of generations know that it is a baked good of sometimes evil and sometimes joy.  Dense.  Heavy.  Spiced.  Fruity.  What if a cocktail imparted only the better notions of said baked good?  That is what My Tropical Fruitcake tries to be.  Two parts spice and three part fruit is what makes My Tropical Fruitcake a miracle in mixology.  Stirred together these liquors and spiced rum become something reminiscent of the forbidden cake of your darkest holiday dreams. 

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Jamaican Witch Doctor

Jamaican Witch Doctor

When Winter ailments get to you its easy to turn to alternative methods of healing to find any relief.  A person can only take so much stuffy nose, sore throat and aches and pains.  Granny was never shy about putting a spot of rum or bourbon in some concoction that was said to soothe a pesky cold or just plain good on a cool day.

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