Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Toast to the End of Time, Pt. 2: Tiki On!

When I needed suggestions for this series, I couldn't have found a better source than the multi-talented Jacob Grier of Metrovino. Among his many occupations, he can claim street magician, writer, contrarian and bartender, but none beat out being employed at a Libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C., for several years. If that isn't a qualifier for surviving the apocalypse, I don't know what would be.

So when I asked him what his idea was for the perfect drink to usher in the end of the world, he didn't hesitate.

"I'd probably go tiki. Maybe a Nui Nui."

A Nui Nui?

"The end of the world could take a long time, and one wouldn't want to greet it with an empty glass," he said. "Thus a big, boozy tiki drink seems appropriate. The Nui Nui also uses one of my favorite cocktail ingredients, allspice dram."

Forthwith, the recipe:

Nui Nui
From the cocktail blog Kaiser Penguin

4 oz. Cruzan Estate dark rum
1/4 oz. pimento liqueur
1/4 oz. vanilla syrup
1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. orange juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake well with crushed ice and pour into a fun cup.

Read the other posts in this series: A Nod to a Classic and Shenaut-be-wan Speaks.

Top photo by Benjamin Brink from my article for MIX magazine on Portland's Munktiki. Photo of Nui Nui from Kaiser Penguin.

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