October 15th, 2010 by Colonel Tiki
My lovely wife has a weekly cocktail column over at alt.life. This week she chose to cover an original creation of mine: The Dark Magic.
This drink is inspired by The Mai-Kai’s Black Magic, but has evolved into its own animal. Here’s the recipe:
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz unsweetened pineapple juice
½ oz Coffee Syrup
¼ oz Passion Fruit Syrup
¼ oz Vanilla Syrup
2 oz Coruba Dark Jamaican Rum
1 dash Aromatic Bitters
8 drops (1/8th oz) Herbsaint
Blend ingredients with 8oz ice for 5 one-second pulses. Alternately, mix with crushed ice using top-down drinks mixer. Pour into 12oz hurricane glass.
October 6th, 2010 by Colonel Tiki
Does anyone out there have an earlier reference to grapefruit?
From The Natural History of Barbados, By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, A.M., Rector of St. Lucy’s Parish, Published 1750.
For those who have trouble with the out of fashion ‘long s,’ it reads:
The Trunk, Leaves and Flowers of this Tree, very much resemble those of the Orange-tree. The Fruit, when ripe, is something longer and larger than the largest Orange; and exceeds, in the Delicacy of its Taste, the Fruit of every Tree in this or any of our neighbouring Islands. It hath somewhat the Taste of a Shaddock; but far exceeds that, as well as the best Orange, in its delicious Taste and Flavour. This is delineated in Plate VII.
“Shaddock” was the contemporary term for a Pomello.
December 31st, 2009 by Colonel Tiki
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Hope you had a great 2009. The Colonel will be back in 2010 to help you forget your pesky resolutions.