169 Mom Wants an Oil Spill for Mothers Day

Mothers Day is upon us!  For many of us we wouldn't dream of doing mothers day without a drink.  We imbibe a finely tuned grapefruit, ginger and spice concoction that Mom will love as much as you will.  After Mom gets a little loose its time to get into a healthy little argument.  Perhaps you have differing views on the mid term political debate.  Maybe you can't come to agree who caused the Lousiana oil spill.  Regardless, this episode will give you and Mom something to chat about.  Kalani is in the lounge with Sunshine and as usual the conversation gravitates towards the political and sociological.  Mind you intoxicated debate.  We both agree, we are a hoot.  Check out the new album compilation by Sven Kirsten, it's about the best compilation out there for a dimly lit tiki bar. Coral Beauty

1 oz Canton Ginger Liquor

1 oz Cruzan White Rum

2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice (Yellow)

1/2 oz Ginger Sour Syrup

1/2 oz Coruba Dark Rum float

Mix all but dark rum in shaker with crushed ice.  Pour into a wide clear glass (brandy snifter) filled with crushed ice.  Float dark rum on top.  Garnish with a grapefruit twist and cherry.  Ginger Sour Syrup:   To 1 cup 151 Rum, add 1/2 cup fresh chopped and peeled ginger, zest of two ruby red grapefruits, 40 allspice berries crushed.  Let it sit covered overnight.  In another jar, mix 1 cup sugar, the juice of 2 grapefruits and juice of  3 lemons till the sugar is dissolved.  Carefully strain solids out of rum mixture with coffee filter or cheese cloth.  Strain juice mixture through filter as well to remove pulp.  Combine both mixtures in a larger jar or bottle.  Chill.  Stores for about 90 days.  Great in cocktails, iced tea and club soda.