Prior to the event we made up or changed is more like it, drink recipes that we thought would match this ginger vodka concoction. The menu, of course, was purely 50's Trader Vic's "Polynesian". And the Hawaiian shirt dress code was strictly adhered to. Guests entering without proper attire, were quickly whisked to a rack with assorted thrift shop Hawaiian attire and held at drink point, (no drink,until changed) until they relented and changed into one of them.
We came up with a few variations of those classic Tiki drinks and here are a few.
An Island, Delight with Hues of the Ocean. Made with SKYY Ginger Infused Vodka, Blue Curaco and Pineapple juice.
The blue Hawaiian, we just throw copious amounts into a shaker and let the requester shake it up on the dance floor. Grass skirt is required.
- 1 oz. Matusalem Gran Reserve
- 1 oz. Appleton V/X
- 1 oz. Mount Gay XO
- 1/2 oz. 151
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1.5 oz. SKYY Ginger Infused Vodka
- 1 oz. orgeat
- .5 oz. cranberry juice
- .5 oz. pineapple juice
You know the best way I like this vodka is just plain, chilled and straight from the freezer and substituted for Saki with a nice plate of sashimi. I find she can be a party girl but she can also be an elegant dinner guest. It is the perfect compliment for classic Japanese. And like a good dinner date it doesn't over power you with talking about itself all night, but brings something to the table and makes you want to spend the whole evening with her.
So if you are in the mood for a slight change of the regular. This is good stuff.