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Tiki Drink Master Martin Cate hits Stockholm

To my joy our good friend and Exotic/Tiki drinks master Martin Cate – owner of Smuggler´s Cove in San Francisco came all the way to Stockholm to pamper us with tasty exotic cocktails.

He spent two days talking about and mixing up tiki drinks on the roof terrace at 7 på Sjöfart which is an awesome location for this type of thing overlooking the water, the boats and the city while the summer sun slowly goes down.

It was fun, interesting, tasty, yummy, rummy and hands down delicious!

Martin also spoke about the virtues of the blender which was used in the golden tiki era and which, failed in popularity is making a come back among tiki drink mixers as it seems to me.

Also at the Tales this summer during the Mai Tai PaternityTest session with Jeff Berry, Ian “Rum ambassador” Burrell and Steve Remsberg the blender was discussed and Steve had brought his own very neat portable blender.

The blender does 3 things at the same time apart from the obvious, it chills, dillutes and airs the drinks in a blink. And especially when it comes to tiki drinks i think the blender is a really great tool because it´s also unmatched when it comes to blend heavier things like honey-cream-mix that contains butter for example.

It also gives a pretty yummy foam as well and at least for me when i see that foam spilling over i drool and get THIRSTY!

Some of the drinks i had was demerara Dry Float, Jet Pilot and Dead Reckoning, all fantastic exotic cocktails – well proven since a long time. I also had a very tasty Corn`n Oil.

Here´s the recipes for these if you wanna make them:

DEAD RECKONING (created by Martin Cate – from Remixed)

2 oz     Cockspur 12 yo or Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
1/2 oz     Navan Vanilla Liqueur – or other good quality vanilla liqueur
1/2 oz     Tawny port
1/2 oz     Maple syrup (only grade A)
1 oz     Fresh lemon juice
1 oz     Unsweetened pineapple juice
1 oz     Club soda
1 dash     Angostura Bitters

Shake everything except soda with ice and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice. Stir in soda water. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a lemon spiral

DEMERARA DRY FLOAT (created by Don the beachcomber cirka 1941 – from Intoxica)

2 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces passion fruit syrup
1/4 ounce sugar syrup*
1 ounce Demerara rum
1/4 ounce 151 Demerara rum
1/4 ounce Maraschino

Shake everything except the 151 rum with ice, strain into double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice, and carefully float the 151. Do not stir.

JET PILOT (Beverly Hills Restaurant cirka 1958 – from Sippin`Safari)

1/2oz lime juice
1/2oz grapefruit juice
1/2oz cinnamon syrup
1/2oz falernum
1oz dark Jamaican rum
3/4oz gold Puerto Rican rum
3/4oz 151-proof demerara rum
1 dash Angostura bitters
6 drops Herbsaint or Pernod
4oz crushed ice

Throw everything into the blender, ice last. Flash-blend for less than 5 seconds. Pour into an old fashioned glass and garnish with something yummy.

These three cocktails are undeed yummy all of them.

To close this post, here`s  some pictures from the event that took place on sunday night. Enjoy!












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14 comments to Tiki Drink Master Martin Cate hits Stockholm

  • Sunny&Rummy


  • Looks like a great time. (I covet the green mug.)

  • Roman Milostivy

    is there a pic or a model of the blender? :)))

  • Those are some seriously tasty looking drinks. The creepy monkey head mug is fantastic. The Jet Pilot is one of my favorite cocktails and that one looks particularly yummy. I’m also a bit jealous of the bottles of Havana Club. One of these days I need to take a trip to Vancouver to snag a couple.

  • S&R and Rowen – yes, it was great to have Martin come here and spoil us;-)

    Roman – i don`t have any pic of the blender used here, but that was just an ordinary blender i think. I took a pic of Remsberg´s portable blender at the Mai Tai session which also is in my post but i think you may have seen it already.

    Jordan, the creepy monkey mug is really cool, it was Elias from Brass MOnkey in Copenhagen who brought those mugs along. I hope to lay my hands on one some day;-) I think they`re made by Cheeky Tiki.

  • The drink mixer of choice is a Hamilton Beach HMD200, though there are smaller units for home use as well. Thanks for the great post Tiare!

  • Thanks for that info Martin and thanks for coming here to share your awesome passion and knowledge in all things rum, tiki, exotica and fun!

  • AC

    Some people may not realize this, but the Jet Pilot has the same ingredients as the original Don the Beachcomber Zombie Punch with simply different measurements.

  • Very true, AC. I tend to make Jet Pilots a lot more often than Zombies because they have basically the same flavor profile, but the JP is a lot easier to assemble when you don’t have pre-made Don’s Mix.

    And the Jet Pilot doesn’t commit me to quite as much alcohol.

  • AC – thanks, i`ve actually never thought about that…

  • Shirow66

    I’m angry I missed this event, but at least they filmed some streams which are available online.

  • Yeah it was a pity you missed it, but luckily there´s the video to see, and hopefully some of the pics on my blog will inspire for new drink mixing ideas!

  • Michael

    Has anyone any idea of a good sub for the rum (s) suggested for the Dead Reckoning? I don’t have either of these but am dying to try it!

  • Shirow66

    Those are Barbados rums, but if you substitute for an older whatever rum I doubt you’ll be able to tell much difference.

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