This week’s drink of the week was invented at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1957 by it’s famed bartender, Harry Yee. Mr. Yee was also responsible for another tropical favorite, the Blue Hawaii. While Mr. Yee may have invented the Tropical Itch, and they are mighty fine over at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (this isn’t our first visit), they have perfected down the beach at the Halekulani. Sensing the onslaught of the cocktail craze, the Halekulani brought in the incomparable Dale DeGroff to perfect the Hawaiian classics and invent cocktails that will soon join the list of Hawaiian classics. …Read More
1 1/4 oz vodka
3 fresh strawberries or 1 oz of strawberry liqueur
2 oz Cascal Ripe Rouge
Garnish with strawberry
Start by muddling strawberries with a dash of strawberry liqueur in the bottom of mixing glass. Add vodka and ice and shake hard. Pour in the Cascal, stir gently and then fine strain into a cocktail glass.
Courtesy of Cascal Soda.
1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
2 oz lemongrass purée*
Combine ingredients over ice and shake vigorously. Strain and garnish with a lemongrass stalk.
*Lemongrass purée: Cut the bottoms off of 3 lemongrass stalks and put into a blender with 5 tsps of sugar and 1 liter of water. Blend until smooth.
Courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka.