“An investigation and analysis from the death of the Tiki Bar to the resurgence to the new trends emerging. ”
Do you wanna know what happened? and where Tiki stands today? have a few Tiki libations? then come over to this session and find out..thereÂ´s gonna be some exciting things happening for sure! i`ve also heard some rumours about smoked banana peels..
Moderated by our very own Trader Tiki aka Blair Reynolds..the man with the best syrups on the planet – will chronicle the growth of the Tiki resurgence and tell us how come non -Tiki bars like Death & Co and Naga Lounge has Tiki as a major menu component and other bars have Tiki nights.
Refreshing Tiki libations will be served and the ambiance as relaxed as should be.
The sessions is sponsored by Rhum J.M and Don Q.
Where and when?
Sat july 24. From 12.30pm to 2 pm.
The Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
I have a feeling of slipping in on a banana peel here, i forgot it was monday yesterday..
The topic is punch. There are many different kinds of punch and the host Hobson`s Choice states that “There aren’t really any specific limitations on this month’s subject”Â and “Keep in mind that we are at that time of year when there are some wonderful citrus varieties available at the market. And in the warmer climates, we are already seeing the first of the Spring berries.”
There`s along tradition of punches and it would have been interesting to go more into it but i feel i donÂ´t have time now as i need to whip up a cocktail pronto so i`ll keep it simple and mix up another type of punch that belongs to warm tropical days and nights.
IÂ´ll go for lime and i`ll make a punch inspired by the Ti Punch – but not a traditional Ti Punch. The traditional Ti Punch is a simple as its delicate and so well suited for the tropical climate in where it was born.
Its rhum agricole, lime and sugar or cane syrup, maybe an ice cube or two, stirred in a rocks glass.
I`m using rhum agricole too – both aged and white, together with fresh lime juice and palmsugar and raw sugar, Trader Tiki`s exquisite vanilla syrup and then topped with a little Ting ( my faithful companion).
1 oz rhum agricole vieux
1 oz rhum agricole blanc
1 tsp palmsugar
1/4 tsp golden raw sugar
1/4Â oz Trader Tiki`s vanilla syrup
Lime and mint for garnish
Add ingredients in mixing glass and stir together well with ice, then strain into a punch glass and top with Ting. Garnish with lime and mint. You may adjust the levels of syrup and sugar to your own taste, this drink is forgiving.
This is a drink that talks about summer, well – its not summer yet but i pretend all year that itÂ´s summer.
If not – let me tell you what lovely genuine yummy and handcrafted syrups these are…I`m really happy to see these syrups now avalable and for purchase. Long ago i tried a few of them and they were pretty fast used up! and mind you i`m not a bad syrup maker myself. Theses syrups have something little extra in them, it can be a thickness…or something in the flavor that is there but you canÂ´t exactly say what it may be. But after trying them you know for sure that this is genuine homemade syrups made with love and craftmanship.
Here is where to get these marvellous syrups – http://www.tradertiki.com/store/
Now….in a about a week and a half (feb 11) there will be a Trader Tiki Exotic Syrups TDN! HereÂ´s your chance to indulge in a range of exotic cocktails being made right on the spot during the evening and night using these exotic syrups – and to have fun with a bunch of cocktail folks of all sorts.
You are totally free to add your own drinks or just to drink others or even to just lurk – the choice is yours but y`all are very much welcome to log in to the Mixoloseum chatroom at 7 pm est on feb 11. As it is almost two weeks left until this exciting TDN takes off you have the time now to get yourself a bottle or two of these handmadeÂ flavorful exotic syrups!
Mixoloseum is a Creative Place! keep mixing…keep shaking…keep stirring..