Saturday, May 7, 2011

Handsome Mug

This week at the Lounge, a carefully wrapped package arrived from Tiki Farm containing a pair of Mana Mana mugs by the great Atomic Tony. Each mug is supposed to be different due to the variegated blue stone glaze, though my two seem matched. They’re amazing works of decorative art. Of course I had to make something to celebrate.

Lost Continent
  • 2 oz gold Barbados rum
  • 1/2 oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 oz dark crème de cacao
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
Shake with crushed ice and pour into ceramic mug. Add crushed ice to fill. Pineapple chunk, brandied cherry.

One of my darker ones, inspired by the huge personality of the mug, and on the drier side of Tiki. The different elements are distinct but nothing’s dominant. There’s a slightly savory note in the middle—possibly from my dry-ish Joseph Cartron cacao, a great ingredient. Middle-earth greens from the Chartreuse. Slight pineapple candy on the swallow, salt caramel on the end.

1 comment:

  1. What a mug! And you've got two of them! Lucky mixologist. Is it OK if I call you that?


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