Easy Tiki Drinks, Kapu Kai Swizzle
Another in the series of Easy Tiki Drinks.
This one’s a Jeff Berry original, out of the Grog Log, the Kapu Kai. In its initial writing, it’s no more than a Daiquiri with Lemon Hart 151 plugged in for a bit of a “supercharge”. Jeff named this one after the now defunct Kapu Kai in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Jeff says…
“Kapu Kai” means “Forbidden Sea.” My thinking was, if you can drink three of these without passing out, then you are permitted to venture on any sea you wish.
I decided to give it a bit of a modification, in homage to this past Thursday Drink Night, and the impending birthday of our own beloved Kaiser Penguin, by upping the portions, per The Bum’s suggestion, and changing the drink up to a swizzle. Is it still easy tiki? Well, if you’re lacking forearms, it might be a bit of a bear, but swift feet can still swizzle.
¢ 3/4 oz Lime Juice
¢ 3/4 oz Gomme Syrup
¢ 1 1/2 oz Lemon Hart 151
Build in tall glass, add crushed ice to fill. Swizzle with spoon or Lele stick until outside of glass begins to frost. Add more crushed ice if needed.
In fair trade for his knowledge, the bum asked that I don’t hold back on the announcement of his upcoming book, Beachbum Berry Remixed.
The book is a compendium of my first two — the Grog Log and Intoxica!– completely revised, updated, and expanded, with over 70 new and newly discovered vintage exotic recipes. It’s called Beachbum Berry Remixed, and will be in full color, with lots of new and vintage drink-pic porn. It’s been 10 years since the Log, and so much has happened since then (including the cocktail revolution that brought us all together) that the books were sorely in need of a makeover. With any luck it’ll be published before the year is out….
So, good news on that front! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any more info from the publisher, but just hold onto yer big dirty hat, any info I get will be passed on as soon as I get it.