• Crazy Al Creates New Mai-Kai Memories Series Molokai Maiden

    Wednesday 4th June 2014 - 1:59:45 PM
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    Molokai Maiden Only the mastery of Crazy Al could recreate this amazing carving from the Mai-Kai.

    The latest piece in the Mai-Kai Memories Series is the Molokai Maiden. An unreal smaller version of the iconic masthead in the Molokai Bar. It takes a 7 piece mold to get this beauty made!

    To buy one of the Artist Proofs, go HERE or HERE.

    To get on the list to own one of these for the future additions and show your support, email Al at maiden@tikimania.com.

    More images on Swank Pad Productions Site.

    And on Facebook in the gallery.

    And the video is HERE.

    To get on the list to own one of these, email Al at maiden@tikimania.com.

    To make the cocktail for this excellent receptacle:

    The Molokai Maiden

    • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
    • 1 oz fresh orange juice
    • 1 oz soda water
    • 1/2 oz simple syrup
    • 1 oz Brandy (She was a fine girl.)
    • 1 oz Vodka
    • 1 oz. Dark Puerto Rican Rum
    • dash bitters and a drop of orgeat or almond extract.

    Shake or blend with crushed ice and pour into your Molokai Maiden mug with more crushed ice to fill.

     

     

     

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  • A Truly Good Low Carb Margarita Recipe

    Friday 16th March 2012 - 8:57:32 AM
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     Having been on the low carb diet many times, and enjoying a Margarita and just plane any cocktail when Friday afternoon rolls around, I have worked at making a low carb version. Most recipes are way too gross, as it seems the general idea of what they should taste like does not come from the true recipe, but the sweet junk served by most Mexican restaurants. And even those closer to the real thing meant you had to suffer through it. Now any more!

     

    First, the real recipe is simple: 3 oz Tequila, 2 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz Lime juice, ice.

    My version of that requires Da Vinci Sugar Free Syrup Sweetener, 750 ml It is made with Splenda and has the right thickness and no aftertaste. You can sub your favorite sugar substitute instead. Start with one packet and see how that suits you.

    The Best Low Car Margarita Recipe

    3 oz Gold Tequila

    1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

    1 ounce 80 proof vodka

    4 teaspoons Da Vinci syrup  to taste, you can also use a sugar substitute packets

    1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange extract or orange emulsion (to taste)

    ice

    I prefer to mix up 2 at a time and add a lot of ice in the blender so that it really pours as more like 4 drinks. This recipe comes to about 2-2.5 carbs, due to the lime juice. You could sub lime crystals for the juice, but I doubt it would be very good and it isn’t that much carbs. Not worth the loss of a good tasting drink to me, and some say the glycemic index for lime juice renders it nearly no carbs.

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  • Basement Kahuna Recipes on the Grogalizer

    Saturday 9th June 2007 - 5:13:58 PM
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    BKI have not gotten Basement Kahuna to post here yet, but he has agreed to let me be the first to publish his cocktail recipes. Besides his great carving skills, he has a great pallette and has recreated some recipes from tasting them, like the Mai Kai’s “Black Magic,” as well as created new ones of his own.

    But here is the catch. You don’t just get to see the recipes. They are now integrated into the Grogalizer. So, when you use the Grogalizer to find recipes to make, you will find a few extras that come from BK’s private recipe book…

    The Grogalizer is here. Enjoy.

    UPDATE: I have also included the top three recipes from the Tiki Central Drink Contest in the Grogalizer.

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