Monday, 9 March 2015

Pineapple Cocktail Hour.

I was hunting for some eager volunteers to test out my shiny new-but-genuine-retro cocktail shaker (thanks for the wonderful Christmas present Colleen and Richard!) when our son Ky suggested that free alcohol would always be welcomed by his housemates! He was right! Anne.

Party Prescriptions, compiled for your pleasure. All proceeds 1st Red Hill Scout Group Building Fund, Canberra 1963 

Rum Base Cocktails – Pineapple Fizz

1 glass Rum; 2 tblspn powdered sugar; 2 tblspn pineapple juice
To serve: Shake well in ice, strain into glass and fill with soda water

Pineapples, Passion Fruit and Poi: Recipes from Hawaii by Mary Lou Gebhard & William H. Butler, Illustrations by Hide Doki, 1967

Haleakala Specter

“Atop Haleakala one may see himself reflected in the rainbow there … Even sober persons can see their reflections there. Let us know what you see after a couple of these” Mary Lou Gebhard & William H. Butler.

2 tblspn rum; 1 tblspn pineapple juice; ½ tblspn lemon juice; ½ tsp brown sugar

Shake without ice. Pour into glass filled with crushed ice. Decorate with slice of orange. Serve in highball glass.

Ky, Daniel and Jorg’s inventive blend.

Crush together 1 tspn brown sugar with “a whole bunch of orange zest” in a bowl

Add ½ standard shot of rum (“for moisture, to get a nice thing going”)

The preferred method of “mulling” would be with a mortar and pestle but as they don’t have one . . . they improvised with a bowl and spoon

Tip into the cocktail shaker with a “whole lot of pineapple juice” and the juice of ½ orange squeezed in with the “brute force of a man” (Ky's words not mine!)

½ shot rum (however there was some disagreement about this, so whatever you think is a good thing)

2 shots Malibu coconut blended rum (this turned out to be a great flavour decision)

A splash of orange and mango juice  

“Shake it like a Polaroid picture” (which apparently is a quote from an Outcasts' song, fancy me not knowing that!) 

The evening was alot of fun - thanks guys!

I managed to get these two photos out of focus even before I tasted their concoction!

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