Sven-Tiki

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It started casually enough when my brother asked me to share a few tiki drink recipes with him. I sent him some of my favorites and someinformation about rums,他似乎很高兴。然后,圣诞节滚来滚来,因为礼物的想法茫然,我给了他两本tiki食谱。从那以后的几个月中,该学生已经超过了大师的琐事 - 那是在他开始装饰之前。

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What you see here is but a poor example of Todd’s garnishing prowess. My bachelor brother has now planted flowers and mint plants in his yard so that he always has some available for tiki garnishes. These pictures were taken on vacation, when he had to make do with just maraschino cherries, pineapple leaves, lime wedges, umbrellas, and citrus curls. Too bad he didn’t pack hisMoai ice/jello molds。My garnishes, by contrast, are farless funmorerestrained

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We were limited in our tiki ingredients on vacation, but we’d packed enough grenadine and good rum for this one. I like it because while it’s still light and fruity, the dark rum makes it more interesting. The bubbles from the club soda are refreshing and fun. Maybe not as fun as creative garnishes, but it all comes together for a great drink.

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Sven-Tiki(略适合杰夫·贝里(Jeff Berry)Beachbum Berry混音

Makes 1 drink

Recommended rums: Shellback or Flor de Cana for light/silver rum; Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old or Old Brigand Black Label for dark rum.

1盎司石灰汁
1盎司orange juice
1盎司未加糖的菠萝汁
1盎司grenadine
1盎司dark rum
2 ounces light rum
½ ounce club soda

Put all ingredients except the club soda into a cocktail shaker. Add 1½ cups crushed ice; cover and shake until the shaker is frosted over. Pour unstrained into a glass. Top with club soda.

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mai tai

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So you’ve got a nice batch of rich, aromaticorgeat,,,,but what do you do with it? It’s time for a mai tai. I used to think mai tais were fruity over-the-top frou frou drinks. Like daiquiris, maybe that’s true in some cases, but a true mai tai, likea true daiquiri,,,,is relatively simple. The original mai tai contains only lime juice, sugar, orgeat, orange liqueur, and two types of rum.

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With all that alcohol, it’s a strong drink, and I’ve found that I’m particularly picky about the alcohol quality in a mai tai. I’ve already told you about my favorite light (or silver) rum,壳背,,,,which fortunately is relatively easy to find. Amber and dark rums, the types used in mai tais, aren’t quite as available, but if you have a favorite liquor store, you should be able to find what you need.

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Technically, a mai tai calls for an amber rum from the island of Martinique.Clement VSOPis the most widely available, but even it’s hard to find. Dave and I usually stick to a Jamaican amber rum;Appleton Estate Signature Blend(recently renamed from Appleton Estate V/X) is our favorite, because it’s really good and readily available. My brother likes Denizen’s Merchant Reserve, although I’ve never seen that one for sale where I live.

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There are a number of dark rums out there, although quality varies. My favorite isAppleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old(刚从Appleton Estate重命名的超过12岁),但我最喜欢的酒类商店没有出售。当我们无法获得黑暗的阿普尔顿(Appleton)时,我们会使用旧的Brigand Black标签,这不是牙买加人,但是乞g在深色朗姆酒方面不能成为选择者。最常见的黑暗牙买加朗姆酒是迈尔(Myer's),我多年来从未尝试过。我记得它很苛刻,但应该捏紧。

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你可能会有不同的选择,and they’re worth trying. Trying new rums is part of the fun of tiki, although I understand that not everyone wants a liquor cabinet that’s overflowing with rum bottles like ours is. Fortunately, a mai tai is a very enjoyable way to test out a new rum.

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Mai Tai(rewritten from朗姆酒

Makes 1 drink

If you can find it, our favorite orange liqueur isClemont Creole Shrubb。It’s rum-based, instead of brandy-based like most other orange liqueurs.

Dave prefers this without the sugar syrup, but for my taste, that seemed off-balance. Ideal level of sweetness is a personal preference, but this is a good starting point. The sugar syrup we use is an equal volume of sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves.

¾盎司(1.5汤匙)柠檬汁
½ ounce (1 tablespoon)orgeat
¼ ounce (1½ teaspoons) simple syrup
1盎司(2 tablespoons) Martinique or Jamaican amber rum
1盎司(2 tablespoons) Jamaican (or other) dark rum
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) triple sec, such as Cointreau
mint sprig (optional)

将所有材料放入鸡尾酒调制器。加1½cups crushed ice; cover and shake until the shaker is frosted over. Pour unstrained into a glass. Garnish with a mint sprig (or lime wedges, maraschino cherries, pineapple leaves, and cocktail umbrellas, as my brother did here), if desired.

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grenadine and orgeat

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Tiki听起来似乎都很有趣,但有助于用自由剂量的势利势力来努力。我发现鸡尾酒中的食材比食物的重要性更大。在饼干中使用商店品牌人造香草而不是“good” vanillaand no one will be the wiser, but cutting corners on your rum quality can make your drink taste like rubbing alcohol.

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The quality of your syrups won’t be as distinct as the rum, but they do matter; plus, the ingredients to make your own are often cheaper than purchasing the pre-made syrup. Not only that, but it’s a lot easier to find almonds for sale than orgeat, even a cheap artificially-flavored version. Grenadine, by contrast, is readily available, but check out the ingredients – is it high fructose corn syrup and citric acid? If you’re using good rum and juicing fresh citrus, doesn’t your cocktail deserve real grenadine based on pomegranate juice instead of artificially-colored HFCS?

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石榴汁红不能简单的让- unswee混合tened pomegranate juice with sugar, heat it up until the sugar dissolves, and stir in lemon juice and orange flower water. Unfortunately, orgeat is not nearly so easy, but homemade orgeat is so rich, so aromatic, I can’t imagine that a commercial version comes close.

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Orgeat, by the way, is pronounced “oar-zsa”, as in Zsa Zsa Gabor, and it’s a syrup made from almond milk. The first step is to milk the almonds, and there’s no denying that it’s a bit of a chore – soak, grind, soak some more, squeeze, add sugar and orange flower water. (Okay, so orange flower water might not be so easy to find, but it is readily available online, and you don’t need much.) Then taste it, and you’ll immediately see why it’s such a common ingredient in tropical cocktails.

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It’s a lot of work for a drink when you could just open a can of beer or a bottle of wine instead, isn’t it? Tiki is more of a hobby for us than just a cocktail. But with richly flavored homemade syrups, it’s a very tasty hobby.

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Grenadine(slightly adapted fromCHOW

制作约1½杯

1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar
½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼茶匙橙花水

在中火的中型锅中,将石榴汁和糖加热,直到糖溶解。从热量中取出并冷却到室温。加入柠檬汁和橙花水。存放,冷藏,长达一个月。(也可以冷冻以进行更长的存储空间。)

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Orgeat

大约2杯

2 cups (8 ounces) almonds
4 cups water, divided
1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar
2 ounces vodka or brandy
2 teaspoons orange flower water

1. In a medium bowl, mix the almonds with 2 cups of water. Cover and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.

2. Strain the almonds, discarding the water. Transfer the soaked almonds to a blender or food processor and process until most pieces are approximately the size of a grain of rice. Transfer the ground almonds back to the bowl and mix with another 2 cups of water. Cover and set aside to soak for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

3. Line a strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth; place the strainer in a larger bowl. Strain the almonds through the cheesecloth. When most of the liquid has been removed from the almonds, wrap the cheesecloth around the almonds and squeeze out any remaining liquid, massaging the almonds to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the almonds and cheesecloth.

4.将液体转移到中锅中并加入糖。用中火加热直到糖溶解。让冷却至室温,然后加入伏特加酒或白兰地和橙花水。在冰箱中覆盖,长达一个月。(也可以冷冻器官。)

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汤加拳

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Our experiments with rum cocktails have progressed from comparing how well differentfruits infuse into rum(strawberries and raspberries work the best; apples don’t work at all) to trying a new tiki drink almost every week. Over the last year, we’ve tried over thirty tiki drinks!

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On Sunday evenings, after the chores are done, workouts are finished, food for the week is prepped, we reward ourselves with a couple cocktails. Sometimes we sit outside in the backyard while we sip; sometimes I sit inside on my computer and plan our next vacation. (We’re going to Iceland, which is about an untiki-y as you can get.) It’s one of my favorite times of the week, even though I know we have to go back to work the next day.

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Of all that we’ve tried, this one is both Dave’s and my favorite. It’s so refreshing – not too sour, not too sweet, not too strong, not too weak. As a bonus, it doesn’t require any particularly rare ingredients. It also doesn’t require tiki mugs, but if you’ve got them, they make the best time of the week just a little bit better.

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Tonga Punch(rewritten from Stephen Siegelman and Maren Caruso’sTrader Vic’s Tiki Party

Makes 1 drink

我推荐Shellback,FlordeCaña或Appleton White Rums。

Technically, triple sec and orange curaçao are different and not interchangeable (Grand Marnier is curaçoa; Cointreau is triple sec), but using triple sec instead of curaçao won’t ruin this drink. We useClement Creole Shrubb,,,,which is neither triple sec nor curaçao.

在成分清单中寻找石榴;否则,您只是购买高果糖玉米糖浆,柠檬酸和食用色素的组合。

2盎司银朗姆酒
1½ ounces orange juice
¾盎司柠檬汁
½盎司橙色库拉科
¼盎司柠檬汁
¼ ouncegrenadine
1杯冰

将液体混合在搅拌机中。如果冰约为½英寸,则将冰和脉搏加入最大的碎片。倒入玻璃杯中并享用。

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strawberry daiquiris

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These ain’t your mama’s strawberry daiquiris. Or at least, they’re not my mama’s strawberry daiquiris, which are slushy and sugary and delicious and rightfully earn their classification as a frou frou drink.

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这些草莓的牛皮里斯不是Frou Frou饮料。他们很认真。除了浸入草莓朗姆酒,糖浆和酸橙汁外,别无其他,它们也是我有史以来最美味的鸡尾酒。

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It’s all thanks to Dave, who found an interest in rum after we went on a Caribbean cruise with his parents last year. Our liquor cabinet is now half rum, which is fair since that’s all we drink now that Dave is willing to mix up a variety of rum drinks and I’m willing to let him bring them to me.

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我在这个食谱中的一份是要提前思考,以便在草莓上倒一瓶朗姆酒。让他们坐一个星期(或者实际上是几天,如果您急忙),紧张,您正在去认真的鸡尾酒。只要小心,因为这些不是Frou Frou喝的。

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Strawberry Daiquiris

4 drinks

Make the sugar syrup by heating 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Cover and refrigerate leftovers for several weeks.

通过在1磅的茎和四分之一的草莓中倒1(750毫升)朗姆酒来制作草莓朗姆酒。5-7天后应变。覆盖并冷藏剩菜数周。

Our favorite rum for mixing is Shellback Silver.

Update 6/5/2014 – Unfortunately, I had this recipe wrong initially. The sugar syrup has now been reduced from ½ cup to ¼ cup. We use ¼ cup, although we like our drinks on the tart side.

1½ cups strawberry rum
¾杯柠檬汁
¼杯糖浆

在大型量杯中,混合三种成分。用压碎的冰填充鸡尾酒振荡器;加入一半的朗姆酒混合物。盖住并摇动,直到鸡尾酒振动器的侧面变霜。将两杯玻璃杯过滤。添加更多冰,并重复其余混合物。将一些冰块从振动器中加入每个玻璃杯中。立即服务。

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