Articles Tagged: tropical

Monster Mash

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz VuQo Vodka
3/4 oz banana liqueur
3/4 oz Creme De Cacao
1/2 ripe banana
4 pcs. ChocNut or other milk chocolate
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup crushed ice

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a blender a blend for 10 – 20 seconds. Pour into a Collins or other tall glass.

Courtesy of VuQo Vodka.

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The Kilauea – Pau Hana Friday Cocktail

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Here’s our regular Friday tropical cocktail from Hawaii from our friends at Hawaiirama.

It’s a pretty neat trick to bring a volcano to your bar. But no, a pink-and-white lava flow cocktail is definitely not evocative of a volcano. Ask anyone who has walked next to the glowing molten rock. So Allan Labayo, bartender at the posh Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, Maui decided to right this wrong by making a volcanic cocktail with a … Read more

Pau Hana Cocktails for the Tin Man Triathlete

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Friday means end of work week and time to kickback. We’re continuing with our drink menus from Tim Rita, mixologist extraordinaire at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Here’s a flight of three drinks he created in honor of the Tin Man Triathlon, a lightweight race that is a tongue-in-cheek node to the more prominent Iron Man on the Big Island.  (FYI, this post is from our friends at the Hawaii travel zine Hawaiirama – part … Read more

Coquito

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Coquito is an eggnog-like coconut cocktail served in Puerto Rico for Christmas. My interpretation of the drink includes cinnamon and nutmeg to combine the tropical flavors with the warm and cozy scents of traditional egg nog. It’s festive!

Some recipes I’ve seen include eggs, which I think makes the drink too rich. This recipe uses coconut milk. If you’re not sure how that is different from coconut water or cream of coconut, check out our … Read more