July 24, 2008

ROUND SIX REBUTTAL: Rummy Strawberry Daiquiri

My brother just recently visited and we did some experimenting with the Rum. So much so that I "forgot to" "was not able to" "was physically incapable of" taking a picture of the final product(s). However, I think I remember the recipe!

Rummy Strawberry Daiquiri

4 large frozen strawberries
1/2 c. Sprite Zero
1/4 c. Cruzan Coconut Rum
2 T. lime juice
1 slice of pineapple

Blend well. Drink, then repeat.

Picture will be coming soon!

July 14, 2008

ROUND SIX REBUTTAL: Polynesian Sunrise

Here is my offering in the adult beverage category: Polynesian Sunrise (aka The Baby Maker or Parent-Aid...just joking! Wish I could see the sickened look on Beth's face! Ha ha!). It's simple to prepare and refreshing to drink.

4 oz orange juice

2 oz cranberry juice

1 1/2 oz coconut rum

splash of lime

Pour over ice in your favorite Tiki god glass or plastic cup. Paper umbrella and plastic palm tree stick are optional!

July 6, 2008


Jamie suggested the next round involve an adult beverage, so here we are. I've had exactly one mai tai in my life, this spring at the Polynesian Resort in Disney World. It was bright fuchsia and chunks of fruit at the bottom of the glass and really hit the spot after a day of schlepping around the theme parks. My version came out a little different. I started with a recipe from "Cocktails" by James Butler and Vicky Liley, but their recipe went off the rails pretty quickly. So here's my version of a Mai Tai:
1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of half a lime
1/2 oz almond simple syrup (B&L's recipe called for "orgeat syrup" and I had no idea what that was - I looked it up and it's an almond-flavored syrup, so I made some: recipe below)
dash of Angostura bitters (found some at Publix near cocktail mixers in the wine section)

Add everything to a shaker of ice and shake (but not like a jerk, Susan). Strain into a glass of ice and enjoy!

Almond simple syrup:

1/2 C water
3/4 C sugar
1/2 t almond extract

Microwave water until boiling and add sugar. Stir until no longer cloudy and the sugar has dissolved. Add almond extract and stir. This stuff smells incredible as is. I would wear almond extract as perfume, but I digress...

I suppose you could add a dash of grenadine/pomegranate syrup for that pretty fuchsia color, but the pineapple juice color was fine with me.

Okay, girls, go make lovely drinks with rum and fruit juice. Meanwhile, I will be hunting for some little paper umbrellas...