Crossposted from my blog
This is the place to ask questions about RO, or life in general. We answer these questions during the Tiki Tuesday live show at 3pm (on tuesdays)
As this is the place to share Tiki culture I thought I’d expand the section to include artwork and other ephemera
For this week’s album, this is an incredible collection of rare tracks that touches on the different types of music that you’d find playing at your tiki bar. The Hawaiian songs, Latin Rythmns, and lots of stranger stuff (Pieces of Eight being my favorite track on this collection).
For this week’s recipe: Mai Tai Hawaiian Style
Although a tasty drink on it’s own, you can see the eventual downfall of the Tiki Drink in this recipe. Because the creators of the drinks kept the recipes under lock and key, other bartenders attempted to imitate or in this case completely changing the recipe. Over the years as the original bars went to the Happy Hunting ground in the sky, Mai tais and other tiki drinks were relegated to the sad genre of “umbrella drinks”. Sickly sweet, using low quality rum and pre-made syrup mixes these gave Tiki cocktails a bad name for decades. Fortunately through the efforts of Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and other mixologist historians, the original recipes were unearthed and preserved.
1 oz orange juice
1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz orange curacao
1/4 oz orgeat syrup
1/4 oz sugar syrup
1 oz demerara rum
1 oz dark Jamaican Rum
1 oz light Puerto Rican Rum
Shake with plenty of crushed ice. Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a pineapple finger, sugar cane stick, orchid and sprig of mint. From the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, adapted by Jeff Berry.