Cats Like Us Blog — Tiki

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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Tiki Road Trippin' in Ohio Part II

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Lifestyle Tiki

On to part two of my Tiki road trip in Ohio! After leaving Columbus we made our way to Cleveland to shop at Sweet Lorain (my most favorite vintage store in the world!) and spend the evening checking out Porco Lounge and Tiki Room.   We were greeted by our bartender who was enthusiastic and was eager to help us any questions about the menu. Our drinks were delicious (I lost count after the third one) and we even made some new friends (Hi Phil!), we certainly felt like we were hanging out at a friend's lounge with such a...

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