I cracked my first coconut. I didn’t maim myself. More on Tiki later – once I further educate myself. Please check out Intstagram #tikiaf – cuz those guys got it covered. Also check out @homebargirl and @ntitz cuz they know Tiki…
1 1/2oz Fresh Pineapple Juice — 1oz Fresh Coconut water — 3/4oz Homemade Orgeat — 3/4oz Rhum Barbancourt — 3/4oz Appleton Estate Special Rum — 1/2oz Cointreau — 1/2oz Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach — 4 dashes El Guapo Whiskey Barrel Aged Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters — 1 barspoon Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Syrup — SPR
It is hot as hell here in the D.C. Metropolitan area. And humid – really damn humid! Times (and climates) like these can make us question our imbibing lifestyle. To drink, or not to drink? Cuz… dehydration is real.
Well, friends, my answer to that question is – always and forever – drink!
In addition to the heat, I know there is pressure to focus on neutral alcohols such as vodka, gin – and lighter white wines. Eating and drinking seasonally, and all that.
Bah! Drink what you want! And if you have a serious hankering for aged spirits (like me!) lighten up those brown spirits with some fresh pressed fruit juice. Juicers are very inexpensive now (I got mine for $60 and am lovin’ it!) and though they are annoying to clean – they are worth the effort. Below, an example of how I am staying true to my dedicated life of drinking, as well as my preference for the brown!
1 1/2 oz Laird’s Applejack
1 1/4oz Fresh Apple Juice (I juiced a whole apple, and had some extra juice)
1oz Don Ciccio & Figli Finocchietto
3/4oz Dolin Dry Vermouth