Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

The Tunes of Tiki Tuesday

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

  When we have a gathering for some tropical libations, we often get asked, "What are we listening too?!" To set the mood, we find ourselves putting on a few different artist's that embody the Polynesian Pop vibe. Music that transports us to a desert island, feeling the tropical breeze in our hair and the sunning ourselves on the sandy beach. Well, okay we're really just hanging out in our garage Tiki bar, but I'm trying to set the mood here, hahaha!!! Here are some of our favorite albums to listen to on a Tiki Tuesday or any day of...

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Tiki Tuesday: Some of Our Favorite Luau Recipes

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Lifestyle Tiki

Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. Get a few free tunes for your next luau here.   Happy Tiki Tuesday! I wanted to share some of my favorite luau foods that I like to serve our guests when we are entertaining them in The Hut. There are a plethora of recipes to choose from (some versions are vegan and vegetarian), yet I like to keep things simple and tend to stick to the three major food groups; SPAM, pineapple and rum. Hahaha!!!    Spicy Avocado Dip-Recipe from the Retro Luau book by Richard...

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Retro Cocktail Recipe : Beachcomber

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Tiki

This Beachcomber cocktail recipe is adapted from the original Beachcomber that is printed in the Trader Vic's Bar-Tender (1947) book.   Ingredients: 2 oz. Light rum 3/4 oz. Triple Sec 3/4 oz. Lime juice 2 dashes Maraschino liqueur 1/4 tsp. Simple syrup (optional) Method: You can blend ingredients with one cup of ice into a blender or shaken in a cocktail shaker and strained into a glass. Either way it's a great summery drink!   Cheers! -Meagan Kyla

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Vacation Slides : Ohana Luau at the Lake 2015

Posted Andrew Davis Lifestyle Tiki

Aloha from Lake George, NY! The Cats Like Us crew took a roadtrip to The Tiki Resort to join in all the fun and excitement for the Ohana, Luau at the Lake. Upon arrival we checked into the hotel, registered and got our swag bags which included the Cats Like Us swizzle sticks! Aloha!!! After settling in and changing into some tacky Tiki goodness, we did the traditional, 'tour the grounds and pose for pictures'. We haven't been to The Tiki Resort or Ohana for a few years, so it was fun to re-discover everything. Of course many cocktails were...

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Retro Drink Recipe : La Florida Daquiri Number 2

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Tiki

I was so excited when we got Beachbum Berry's latest book, Potions of the Carribean. So much amazing history and vintage recipes are packed into this book, like the La Florida Daquiri Number 2 that comes from the 1935 Bar La Florida souvenir recipe booklet. Bar La Florida also known as Floridita is a historic bar restaurant in the older part of Havana famous for it's daquiris and was one of Ernest Hemingways favorite hangout spots while in Havana. Most us know daiquiri's as being sugar-filled blender drinks, but this classic cocktail is simple, lightly sweetened and refreshing! Ingredients: 2 oz. Cuban rum*...

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