Since february is Tiki Month it`s just appropriate with a Tiki themed Mixology Monday and of course it´s the Pegu blog that host the event – mahalo Doug! He`s the one who invented the tiki month of february – and every tiki month he cranks out posts at a speed that at least i cannot catch up with on my own blog, it`s like a volcano eruption…and these posts are not only funny they are also very informative.
And now he`s hosting MxMo Tiki as well, where does the man get his energy from? tiki drinks?? he must have some secret magic potion..
And here is what Mixolgy Monday had to say:
Aloha, booze bloggers — it’s been a quiet couple of months, between the holidays and the more-or-less widely observed month of Detoxuary, but we haven’t forgotten about cocktails, or our not-quite-monthly Mixology Mondays.
But it’s February, and most of our past participants live in places where this can be a gruesome month full of rain and snow and other wintry nastiness. One such regular participant is Doug Winship at Pegu Blog, and this month, Doug’s doing his best to beat back winter by designating Tiki as this month’s theme.
Sounds good to me…february is the coldest month of the year and is supposed to be the last winter month and if we can make it go faster and smoother by adding tiki drinks to the agenda i`m all for it! And here is what Doug had to say:
Since Tiki is more than just the drinks, feel free to post on whatever Tiki subject floats your outrigger canoe. I suspect most of you will want to offer up delectable drinks, but feel free to wax eloquent on aloha shirts, exotica music, decor, garnishes, food or whatever else moves you to enter the Tiki spirit!
Well, from me he gonna get two tiki drinks and the first one was created by the Bum himself in honor of the 10th anniversary of Sven Kirsten`s Book of Tiki – the original “Tiki reviver” as stated on the Bum´s blog.
TIKI REVIVAL - Made by Jeff Beachbum Berry
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz nutmeg syrup
1 oz Gold Barbados Rum
1 1/4 oz dark Jamaican rum
1 tsp apricot brandy
Shake with ice and pour unstrained into preferably a “Book of Tiki Tribute mug” or another tiki mug if you don´t have this one. (i haven`t )
Top with some grated nutmeg.
The next is my own creation which uses coffee and muscovado sugar syrup, rum and gin:
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz gin
0.5 oz light muscovado sugar syrup
5-6 coffee beans
Crush coffee beans in shaker and add muscovado syrup and muddle, add the rest of ingredients and shake hard with ice and double strain into a zombie glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with pineapple and cherry.
A HUGE Mahalo to the man who started the tiki month and so tirelessly keeps promoting it, posting in a speed that makes me ashamed,-) – Doug Winship!
Happy Mixology Monday!