Thursday, May 20, 2010

Donuts and Coffee

This was for a TDN Kahlua night. I thought it was pretty good, but a little generic.

1.5 oz Espresso
1 oz Steamed Milk
.75 oz Kahlua
2 dashes Absinthe
Top with Donut Infused Whipped Cream (I used Original Krispy Kreme Donuts)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gold Cup

Everyone is talking about rum now, and being the slave to trends that
I am, here is a nice tiki drink from the Hukilau Room of the Captains
Inn in Long Beach circa 1962.
Here is a picture of their menu online.

I haven't quiet perfected my ice shell skills but here it is.

¾ oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz sugar syrup
½ oz maraschino liqueur
1 ½ oz gold Jamaican rum
1 tsp Pernod
3 drops almond extract

Shake well with ice cubes and strain into a saucer champagne glass.
This was originally served with an "ice shell" forming a hood over
the glass.

It's a little sweet like most tiki drinks I've had, but the
combination of flavors keep it interesting. I'm going to continue to
make some tiki drinks so I can work on my garnishing and ice forming.