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Day 77, Cocktail 79   

Tiki has come in and out style over the years.  Personally, I caught Tiki fever two summers ago and lived the now infamous Summer of Tiki.  Through it all, though, one man has been the consistent bearer of the Tiki torch.  That man is Jeff Berry, better know as Beachbum Berry.  Virtually all of my Tiki cocktails come from one of his several books.  What I like most about Beachbum Berry is that he combines the classics – classic ingredients, classic cocktails and Tiki culture with up to date ingredients and cocktails as well.  Beachbum Berry, wherever you are, my hat is off to you – Thanks for keeping the torch lit!   

Today’s cocktail is one I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.  Since Gwen’s sister Gale is here for a visit and it is her birthday today, it seems like as good a time as ever for this “serves a crowd’ drink.  

  Blood Of The Kapu Tiki 

  • 10 oz amber rum
  • 3 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz grenadine
  • 3 oz bar syrup
  • 1/8 oz Pernod
  • 3 dashed Angosturo bitters

In a large pitcher mix all the ingredients.  Fill tiki glasses with crushed ice and fill with the drink mix.  Garnish with lime or orange slices.  Serves 4-6. 

This was  a tasty cocktail, somewhat similar to a Mai Tai, but different enough to enjoy.  I used Appleton Estate amber rum and it was a real crowd pleaser this evening. 


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