Episode 58: El Dorado 3

5 Minutes of Rum episode 58: El Dorado 3, Cocktails on Tap, and the Mai Ta-IPA.

(photo by tikival, who is just the best)

Mai Ta-IPA
1 oz El Dorado 3
1/2 oz El Dorado 12
1/2 oz Smith & Cross
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
3/4 oz orgeat
1 1/2 oz IPA (Ballast Point Scupin)

Combine all ingredients in a metal shaking tin and add ice cubes. Shake and then double strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a spent lime shell and mint. 

Episode 48: Skipper Rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 48: Skipper demerara rum, tropical cocktails in the form of Lapus, and the Chief Kopi Kopi.

Chief Kopi Kopi as served at Tiki Caliente 5

Chief Kopi Kopi as it's meant to be.

Chief Kopi Kopi
2 oz Demerara rum (Skipper rum)
1 oz Gold Puerto Rican rum (Cruzan Amber)
3/4 oz 151 Demerara rum (Hamilton 151)
2 oz Orange Juice
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz fresh white grapefruit juice*
1/2 oz pineapple juice
3/4 oz passion fruit syrup
3/4 oz demerara sugar syrup

Shake with ice cubes and pour unstrained into a large tiki mug. Add more ice. Share it with a friend. Or don’t. Go Kings.

* If you can’t find a fresh white grapefruit, add a dash of Fee’s grapefruit bitters to up the grapefruit a bit.

Episode 45: Hamilton 86 rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 45: The Tiki Oasis 15 episode featuring Hamilton 86 rum, new cocktail glassware from Cocktail Kingdom and Beachbum Berry, crushing ice on the go, and 2 cocktails: the Space Madness and the Escape Velocity.

Lewis bag.

Tiki tOny mallet.

Lewis bag and Tiki tOny mallet.

The Escape Velocity

Space Madness

Space Madness
2 oz Hamilton 86
1 oz Scarlet Ibis Trinidad rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz orange juice (fresh if you have it)
1/2 oz maple syrup
1/4 oz vanilla syrup
1/4 oz pimento dram

Combine all ingredients with ice cubes in a shaker tin. Shake and pour unstrained into a tiki mug, Pearl Diver glass, or another tall glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and an orange peel.


Escape Velocity
1 oz Hamilton 151
1 oz Smith & Cross
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz demerara sugar syrup
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
1/4 oz orange curaçao
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
1 dash chocolate mole bitters

Flash blend with 1 cup crushed ice and pour unstrained into a tall glass or metal pilsner/swizzle cup. Alternately, swizzle in a tall glass or or metal pilsner/swizzle cup filled with crushed ice. Once mixed, add more crushed ice and continue to swizzle until the vessel is frosty.