What we drink: Tiki time | Peninsula Foodist | The peninsula foodist


Devin’s tiki-inspired cocktail recipe, Bay Winds, has seven ingredients, including golden rum, dry vermouth, and fresh lime juice. (Photo by Devin Roberts) By Devin Roberts

The Peninsula Foodist is asking our staff and contributors to share what they’ve been eating and drinking lately. Freelance photographer Devin Roberts reflects on his appreciation of sharing tiki drinks with his wife.

Hi everyone, I’m Devin, freelance photographer for The Six Fifty, proud resident of the Peninsula and regular home bartender.

“It’s tiki time!” has been a frequent call between my wife and I for most of the past two years. Sometimes that means seeking out one of the Bay Area’s many amazing tiki institutions, but more often than not it means experimenting with our own tiki recipes at home. Tiki drinks provide a fun, effortless escape that’s been especially needed during pandemic isolation.

For me, the best part of tiki is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Sure, it’s cool to make a flawless martini or a perfectly measured Manhattan, but there’s something indulgent and fun about taking your cowardly rendition of a zombie and throwing it into a cup that looks like a zombie !

We’ve amassed a wide selection of rums, liquors, mixers and mugs since the start of our tiki adventure, but to get started you really don’t need much – just a taste for delicious drinks and the willpower of you. have fun. Below are three of our current favorite tiki recipes in order of effort. Try them out or give them your own twist. Either way, enjoy the tiki time and the cheers!

Classic Daiquiri
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Pain killer
2 ounces of sea rum
4 ounces of pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce cream of coconut
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish.

Bay Winds (recipe by Devin)
1 1/2 ounce golden rum
1 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1 ounce of orgeat
3/4 ounce milk punch
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon curacao
1 tablespoon of pomegranate
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish.

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