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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      When sailing the seven seas its customary to pick up a few items along the way.  Stopping in Barbados you will want to grab a few grapefruit, an accidental cross breed between a sour orange and the pomelo.  Along your journey someone grabbed a few coconuts and tossed them below deck for later.  Upon arrival on Trinidad you come across the final ingredients needed to mix Bitter Harbor.  Lemons and bitters round out this inviting drink that is both bitter and sweet with a sunny disposition.    1 ounce Lemon juice  2 ounces Grapefruit juice  1 ounce silver rum (Plantation three star, Selvarey or Cane Run work best)  1 ounce satsuma, mandarin or orange rum (Gran Marnier is a good substitute)  3/4 ounce Coconut rum (at least 30% alcohol by volume, NOT Malibu)  2 dashes Angostura bitters  Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake lightly.  Strain into a large glass filled with ice and garnish with lemon wedge and grapefruit peel torched for burnt aroma.  Add small amount of simple syrup ONLY if drink is too sour.       

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


    

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          
           
              You know a drink is good when things go blurry.  Kalani enjoyed several Bitter Harbor cocktails when we first tried the final recipe on episode 397 of ZTL podcast.  

When sailing the seven seas its customary to pick up a few items along the way.  Stopping in Barbados you will want to grab a few grapefruit, an accidental cross breed between a sour orange and the pomelo.  Along your journey someone grabbed a few coconuts and tossed them below deck for later.  Upon arrival on Trinidad you come across the final ingredients needed to mix Bitter Harbor.  Lemons and bitters round out this inviting drink that is both bitter and sweet with a sunny disposition.

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Cinnamon Passion Punch

Cinnamon Passion Punch

Try Cinnamon Passion Punch.  A refreshing tropical punch with a little spice for complexity.  This simple recipe combines champagne and Alize along with fresh juices and a homemade cinnamon syrup.  Every ingredient is easy to find in most grocery stores.  Make one batch for approximately 30 people if you have a light drinking crowd.

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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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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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Burnt Bourbon

Burnt Bourbon

Every bar should have one or two drinks that walk away from their usual theme or clientele.  Burnt Bourbon is about as far from a tiki dink as you can get while still pleasing folks who truly enjoy good spirits.  An average bourbon and some smokey mezcal pair perfectly with pressed apple cider and cardamom.  Serve this to impress your relatives at Thanksgiving or any holiday.  Sip.  Savor.  Enjoy.  

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Jeannie's Fire

Jeannie's Fire

Jeannie's Fire puts the heat into your drinking experience.  Feel her flames tingle down your throat as you sip on this citrus and brown sugar cocktail made with Deadhead aged rum.  The spiced brown sugar syrup is an easy homemade sugar syrup that anyone can make.  Watch the video and mix this drink!

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Exotic Sundown

Exotic Sundown

Location, Location, Location.  Fresh citrus is available in the winter months just about anywhere in the citrus growing regions of the world.  I you are lucky enough to live in one or have access to a market with a good delivery schedule, mix this cocktail to turn any winter day into a sunny exposition  

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Floridan Sinkhole

Floridan Sinkhole

We stopped imagining what it would be like if a Pina Colada and a Mai Tai made love.  After returning from Tiki Caliente 5 we had just a little too much mix left.  And with all the people being swallowed by sinkholes in Florida....it all came together.  

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