Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spring Cocktail Time is Getting Close

     The end of winter is in sight finally.  Daylight savings time goes into effect this month and the
days are already starting to warm up.  This gets my mind moving to tropical breezes and deserted islands in the keys.  A place I love to bring a thermos of great fruity cocktail and an ice chest filled with ice to be able to sit and sip these wonderful tiki style libations.

     One that has come to mind is a Don the Beachcomber creation call the Sumatra Kula of "Sippin`Safari.  This is a mix of several fruit juices and some really great rums that tastes great especially in the warmth of the sum

Sumatra Kula
  • 1 ½ oz. Smith and Cross Rum
  • 1 oz.  Damoiseau VSOP  Rhum Vieux Agricole
  • ½ oz.  Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ oz.  Grapefruit Juice
  • ½  oz. Orange Juice
  • ½ oz.  Honey-mix
  • 3 Oz. Crushed Ice

Put everything in blender, saving ice for last, blend at high speed for no more than 5 sec.   Pour into a tiki mug and add crushed ice to fill. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Honey Mix Recipe
Equal parts honey and water, warm up to mix, let cool and bottle, keeps in the Ice box for about a week.