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Drinking Lessons: The Islandy Stuff

Spirit Guide Clayton returns from Hawaii and brings with him reviews of the island Mai Tais he sampled while adventuring, plus a recipe for Luna and Jordon to try. A discussion of tiki culture ensues, including drinks on fire, drinks in angry glasses that spew smoke, and drinks that expect you to throw off your remove and jump headlong into the kitsch! There’s intrigue afoot as well when the questionable history of the Mai Tai arises - who really invented this delicious thing? Where did it get its name? And does any of that really matter when it tastes like an island in a glass and you’ve had two in the course of a twenty-seven-minute podcast? According to the spirit guides, the only thing that matters is that you have fun.

Mai Tai

1 oz amber Martinique rum.
1 oz dark Jamaican rum.
1 oz fresh lime juice.
1/2 oz orgeat syrup.
1/2 oz of Cointreau.
garnish with mint (a lime if you like)

Fill a rocks glass with 1 cup crushed ice. Set aside in the freezer. Combine rum, orgeat, orange Curacao, rock candy syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint on the edge of the glass.

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Mai Tai and Flaming Zombie

Tiki Iniki, Kauai, Hawaii

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Mai Tai with Hawaiian Shirt

with Steven Luna

And don't forget to check out Koloa Rum in Kauai and Three Dots and a Dash, Lost Lake Tiki Bar, and Hala Kahiki Lounge in Chicago!