Ah, the day has come to dust off that tiki furniture, hide the dog and polish the silica out of your glasses! The Luau party…Has there ever been a finer day to iron that Hawaiian shirt? Well, you’d best be getting on with your party shopping, but be sure to look for the ingredients in the following recipes to make sure there’s not a Hawaiian drinks deprived mouth in the entire party.
You absolutely cannot dream of having a Luau Party without plunging into a tiki chair and immersing your palettes into the cerulean vault of heaven that is the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail. Let’s stray from the traditional recipe slightly by adding a flavoursome ingredient, shall we? The new, simpler ingredient ratio should be 1:1:1:4:1:2 light rum, vodka, Blue Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix and guava. Mix all the ingredients in a blender with ice, and serve in a chilled highball glass with maraschino cherry.
No Luau Party is complete without the Mai Tai, the pinnacle of Hawaiian Drinks and all time lush ladies favourite. Prepare the following proportions: 2:2:2:2:1:1: 1 (oz) of dark rum, light rum, orange juice, lemon juice, Orange Curacao liqueur, orgeat syrup,and cinnamon syrup, in that order. If I may be so bold, ladies, I would like to suggest cinnamon as an aphrodisiac spice that will certainly heat up the conversation, as well as an unusual ingredient for a Mai Tai. Simply shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, with a coffee-cup worth of ice cubes, pour and sift into a Collins glass, garnish with mint sprig and maraschino cherry and Voila! a divinely delectable visual extravaganza.
It’s all well and good that your taste buds are being spoilt for choice, but what about the non-alcoholic guest? Hawaiian Island Surfer with a sweet twist may be just the trick. Prepare the ingredients in the following proportions: 4:2:1 oz papaya sherbet , passion fruit juice, and coconut cream blended with 3 oz crushed ice and serve in previously chilled goblet. Garnish with a slice of orange. Delightfully decadent! The booze-less-ly beguiled poor creature will think it’s ambrosia.
For your next melliferous marvel, consider making a simple Hawaiian Margarita with the following ingredients: Tequila, Triple Sec, pineapple, strawberries and lychee in a 2:2:3:3:1 oz ratio, with a cup of ice and as dash of sweet and sour mix. Blend them all until smooth and pour into a chilled margarita glass before garnishing it with a strawberry and an umbrella. And there you have it, one of the myriad Margarita recipes you can concoct on a tediously uneventful day.
And finally, a good idea for a Luau for a tiki sippy is an awe-inspiring Lava Flow to focus the conversation on the rustling, luscious, scarlet juices seeping through the foam on the edge of the glass. A simple recipe for the Lava Flow uses a 1:1:1:2:2:2 (oz) ratio of light rum, Malibu® coconut rum, mango syrup, strawberries, pineapple juice and coconut cream, and also a small banana. The rums and strawberry go in the blender to make a puree. The mixture should be poured into a Collins glass. The banana, mango, coconut cream and pineapple juice are then also blended with crushed ice, until smooth. Pour the mixture over the strawberry puree and admire the chemical reaction. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and umbrella.
Now start serving and hoping that you’ll spark the same Lava Flow type of chemistry with your admirer. Å’kålè ma’luna!