Ray is joined by Craig Donofrio, podcaster, pastor and Tiki guru, to serve up their top 10 adult beverages for summer. Craig essentially provides a summer adult beverages master class, while Ray is along for the ride.
Fun book titled And a Bottle of Rum - A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails
• Summer Adult Beverage Recipes from Craig Donofrio…
The Trader Vic Mai Tai
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
½ oz Orange Curacao
¼ oz Orgeat
¼ oz Simple Syrup
1oz dark rum (Jamaican if possible)
1 oz Gold rum (Martinique)
Shake well with plenty of crushed Ice
Pour into double Old Fashioned glass
Sink half of a spent lime into the glass
Garnish with mint
The Don Beach Mai Tai is more complex as it is more spice and herb based.
1 1/2 oz Myer's Plantation Rum, (or Appleton - Funky)
1 oz Cuban Rum (gold)
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 dash Pernod
1 cup cracked ice
Combine rum, Cointreau, Falernum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, bitters, pernod, and cracked ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously like 30 or 40 good shakes. Strain into an old fashioned glass over shaved or crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
The Chief Lapu Lapu
3/4 oz dark rum
3/4 oz light rum
1 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 1/2 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 ounce passion fruit puree
1/2 oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange wedge or orange peel, and an umbrella, if you have one.
The Dark and Stormy – New England based Rum Runners drink – we say that it’s properly pronounced the Dahk and Stowmy. Very Simple, very refreshing and very delicious.
6oz Ginger Beer in lots of crushed Ice
Float 2oz of Gosling’s Dark Rum on top
Garnish with a wedge of lime.
“Tiki Tiki… Rum”
Through a process of reverse engineering and much trial and error, it is believed that at least a close proximity is this…
4 oz fresh pineapple juice (not from concentrate)
Trader Joes or Aldi both have excellent pineapple juice.
1 Oz Coconut Cream
2oz Gold Rum
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
Plenty of Crushed Ice
SHAKE VIGEROUSLY - You should have a froth
Sprinkle cinnamon on top
Serve in the takiest tiki mug you can find.
The Jet Pilot
Not terribly refreshing, but delicious and it gets you there fast.
½ oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
½ oz Cinnamon syrup
½ oz Falernum syrup
1oz Dark Jamaican Rum
¾ oz Gold Rum
¾ oz 151 proof Demerara rum
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drops Pernod or absinth
½ cup crushed ice
Throw it in a blender for about 5 seconds
Serve over crushed ice
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick
Nurse this bad boy because if you power it, you will be sky high, up in the clouds in no time.