Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

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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Retro Cocktail Recipe : Trader Vic Grog

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails Tiki

The Trader Vic Grog cocktail recipe is taken from the book, Beachbum Remixed. I highly recommend any of Beachbum Berry's books! Lemons and lemon juice always seems to be plentiful in our house, so why not mix up some lemony libations! Enter in the Trader Vic Grog that is is not overly sour or sweet, but boy does the dark rum flavor mix wonderfully with the citrus juices.    Ingredients: 2 oz. Dark Jamacian rum *see below 1 oz. Pineapple juice 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice 1 oz. Passion fruit syrup 1 dash Angostra Bitters   Method: Build cocktail into...

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Behind the Scenes: Ohana Luau at the Lake 2012

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Behind the scenes Tiki

Phew! I just got back from a whirlwind weekend filled with rum, Polynesian delights, swimming and well, more rum, Ohana was once again a great time! This was our third year enjoying the scenic view of Lake George, NY while lounging about the pool at The Tiki hotel or peaking out the window and seeing the awesome Adirondack Mountains. View from our room We arrived on Friday around 1pm, the drive took about 5 1/2 hours and was a pleasant journey. Derek and I like to sing songs and crack lots of jokes, I think we both get a little...

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Retro Cocktail Recipe : Trader Vic's 1944 Mai Tai

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

I have to say I am shocked to find that I haven't featured a Mai Tai on the blog! A Tiki lovin', cocktail sippin' gal like myself enjoys a good mai tai and my favorite recipe that I make at home is the Trader Vic's 1944 recipe. As Beachbum Berry writes, "A Mai Tai should not be red.  A Mai Tai should not be blue.  The Bum has been served Mai Tais in every color of the rainbow, and the time has come to put his foot down (a gesture that would have more impact were he not now lying...

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