Bayou Swamp Slush

Bayou Swamp Slush

Our original hostess Pumpkin loves her blendy drinks. Sunshine rarely creates one of these concoctions as he feels they are generally fairly “cruise ship” in flavor and overly sweet for no reason. Tangerines, clementines and Satsumas all have similar flavor but the tangerine or Cutie is most widely available in todays supermarket. For that reason this drink uses the fresh juice of tangerine along with a Satsuma liquor made by Bayou. Finding this citrus spirit may be challenging and you can easily substitute a 30% ABV sweet orange spirit if needed.

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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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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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POG GROG

POG GROG

POG GROG isn't a cocktail by any means but it is what people ask for.  Rum and juice.  Tropical but not too sweet and still the flavor of rum comes through.  Choose a rum that you enjoy the smell of and that also has a slightly sweet taste.  Jamaican rums are great for this due to their lovely island aromas of sweet cane, floral touches and general smoothness.

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Pineapple Freesia

Pineapple Freesia

Pineapple Freesia is a lady drink that gentlemen prefer.  A simple combination of coconut, lime, pineapple and macadamia nut flavors are the key to this superb and sensational sipping delight.  Before or after dinner, poolside or in your favorite lounge.  Pineapple Freesia won't let you escape the island pleasures you imagine all week long.  

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Puerto Rico Punch with Don Q Gold

Puerto Rico Punch with Don Q Gold

Every tiki bar and home bar alike needs a good punch recipe.  Punch can be served as a cocktail or in the giant fish bowl.  We recommend this one made individually and served in a fancy glass with ample garnish and an umbrella.  You will need to make some homemade falernum (or use BG Reynolds Trader Tiki) to bring out the true exotic flavor of this otherwise simple to prepare libation.  

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GroundWork Ginger Cloud

GroundWork Ginger Cloud

Refreshing, zesty and perfect for a day at the beach or after a long day at work.  Fresh citrus, aged rum and amaretto are perfect together in this anytime drink.  Mix this one in large batches, pour and top with ginger beer.  You will keep your friends and family cool and tipsy with little work.  Mahalo to the team at GroundWork for requesting this cocktail and supporting the ZTL podcast.  

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