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Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's Sunday and the Tiki Bar is open

The Tiki Bar is open. Tonight's drink is the Honolulu cocktail. This recipe comes from Beachbum Berry's Tiki+ bar guide. This is a gin drink made with fruit juices and served in a chilled glass.

1 1/2 oz. gin
1/4 oz orange juice
1/4 oz pineapple juice
(I use 1/2 oz orange/pineapple)
1/4 oz lemon juice
1 tsp powdered sugar
Dash angustora bitters

Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice and shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled glass.

This drink is reputed to be the cocktail served at the Union Saloon near King Street in Honolulu and mentioned by Somerset Maugham in his short story, "Honolulu."

The Honolulu cocktail is easy to make. The combination of gin and fruit juices is a refreshing drink for summer. Put on some Alfred Apaka or some Gabby and chill out.


  1. Theodore Troy said...

    Does replacing Gin with Vodka change the name?

  2. Theodore Troy said...

    does replacing the Gin with Vodka change the name, and if so, to what?

  3. Mark Troy said...

    If you're first to make the change you can name it anything you want. Be creative.