PRESS CLUB C Podcast with Ray Keating

Episode #114: Top 10 Summer Adult Beverages

July 20, 2023 Ray Keating Season 2 Episode 114
PRESS CLUB C Podcast with Ray Keating
Episode #114: Top 10 Summer Adult Beverages
Show Notes

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

1/4 oz falernum, (sweet syrup)

1 oz grapefruit juice

3/4 oz lime juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

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.