The BEACH BUM TIKI DRINK Tropical Cocktail

This tropical inspired cocktail is actually the love child of some left over fruit salad, a battle with my cable company, an unusually hot and humid day and a desperate need for a cooling smoothie. Now, when I'm talking hot, in Arizona that means HOT, like temperatures in the triple digits with ranges of 105° to 118°. That kind of heat gets a person thinking about beaches, and beaches get me thinking about Tiki cocktails.

As I grazed my refrigerator for more ingredients for my boozy smoothie, I spied some fresh pineapple and the cream of coconut. Along with some falernum syrup, and a nice assortment of rums, I was amply prepared to transport myself from the hot Arizona desert to a Tiki Bar paradise right out on my own front deck. Heck, I was already surrounded by sand (okay, sandy clay), so all I had to do to get away to Tiki Land was stick a cocktail umbrella in my drink, don some flip flops, turn on a fan and find some Don Ho on Pandora. Aloha.

A Little Bit of Tiki Paradise in a Glass

1 Oz. Light Rum
1 Oz. Dark Rum
1/2 Oz 151 Rum
1 Cup Crushed Pineapple
3 Oz. Cream of Coconut
1/3 Cup Blackberries
1/3 Cup Raspberries
1/2 Oz. Falernum Syrup
1-1/2 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Salt
1 Cup Ice

Toasted Coconut Flakes
Pineapple Slice

TOOLS:  Jigger, Blender, Hurricane Glass, Cocktail umbrella, Vivid imagination.

Add all your ingredients into the blender and pulse until the ice has been thoroughly blended and you have a smoothie consistency.
Pour into your hurricane glass, garnish and enjoy.

If it helps ... feel free to add a cabana boy and a grass skirt to the mix.

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