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Day 141, Cocktail 140

I’ve been thinking of remodeling the Twilight Lounge and this is one of my concepts … what do you think?

Seriously, Gwen and I ended up on our own for dinner last night so of course this called for a cocktail from the Twilight Lounge.  Being over my run of peppermint schnapps I decided that we needed something refreshing.  What better choice than Ty Ku with its superfruits?

I guess Ty Ku, which you’ve seen on here before, is too new because my two usual interet sources, the CocktailDB and Drinks Mixer didn’t have anything using Ty Ku.  So I went to the Ty Ku web page to find a drink and found this.

  Hello Kitty

  • 2 oz Ty Ku
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/8 oz lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with 4-5 ice cubes.  Shake, shake, shake to mix and chill.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist or peel, if desired.

I used Smirnoff for the vodka, which is a decent, value vodka.  With the flavor of the Ty Ku being dominant and the vodka just providing a platform for it I don’t see a need to use a super premium vodka in this drink – you won’t be able to taste the difference.  This ends up as a light, Ty Ku flavored cocktail with the melon and other asian flavors coming through.  Now, about that name…



  1. Yo Stan!

    You can call it the Pussycat Lounge! Or is that too obvious? How bout some kitty inspired drinks? You can have the following:

    The Pussygalore (a variation on The Aviation since she was a pilot?)
    The Octopussy (made with Kraken Rum???)
    What’s New Pussycat?
    Josie and the Pussy Cats
    What’s Up, Tiger Lily?
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Anything else?


    • Oh, G those are some great suggestions! When I get back to the Twilight Lounge next week I’ll have to put some of those into acation, especially the Pussygalore and Octopussy (I actually feel a Bond week coming on!)

  2. Soooo glad you mentioned the Hello Kitty drink! I was first attracted to it from the name of course, and had never heard of ty ku before. Now, i’m addicted to not only the drink but all ty ku cocktails. Loooooove

    • Thanks – I’m glad you like the Hello Kitty. TyKu is something that has taken a few cocktails to come to appreciate, but I’m finding that you do some interesting things with it. Stay tuned.

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