Tiki! With Martin Cate owner of Smugglers Cove

October 19th, 2016

Martin Cate owner of Smugglers Cove, which was awarded Best American Cocktail Bar at the Spirited Awards during Tales of the Cocktail 2016 is our guest this week on the Bartender Journey Podcast. 

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Book of the Week:

Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin and Rebecca Cate

This book contains lots of great Tiki cocktail recipes, tons of great knowledge.  There are sections about Understanding Rum, the History of Tiki and Tiki Cocktail Techniques

Cocktail of the Week:

Mai Tai

·      2 oz Aged Rum

·      ½ oz Orange Liqueur (I used Mandarine Napoleon)

·      ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice

·      ¼ oz Orgeat Syrup (I used Small Hand Food brand)

·      ¼ oz Rich Demerara Syrup 

Shake all ingredients with crushed ice.  Pour all ingredients (including ice) into a Double Old Fashioned Glass.  Garnish with a half lime shell (ie: lime used to produce lime juice) and a sprig of mint.

There are many types of Rum.  The old classifications of Light, Amber, Dark and Overproof just don’t cut it anymore.  We now talk more specifically about the production methods and materials:

·      Raw materials that will be fermented - most commonly Molasses, but sometimes Pressed Sugar Cane Juice.

·      The Still it was produced in – Column or Pot Still

·      The Aging Process

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