And now, the winner of the Forbidden Island Cocktail Contest, Blackstrap Betty, by TikiWahine! This drink is on the specials menu at Forbidden Island from now through November! Cheers to the champion! This captivating blend of the ultra-smooth Cruzan Single Barrel, with just a dash of Blackstrap makes this a surefire second order. The Pineapple take the brunt of the flavor, with the rest of the ingredients making the tart, texture, and tasty aspects of the drink. Well done!
- 1 ½ oz Cruzan Single Barrel
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum
- 3 oz Pineapple Juice
- ¼ oz Koko Cream
- ¼ oz Licor 43
Blend with crushed ice in pulses for no more than 5 seconds in a blender. Pour into a goblet, and garnish with a Mint Sprig.
Big Congrats to TikiWahine! Head on over to Forbidden Island and enjoy one today. Or meet up with me and the rest of the kukumongas this Saturday on the Tiki Central Tiki Crawl. Hope to see you there!
The third Runner up of the Forbidden Island Cocktail Contest, Golden Monkey Grog, by Patrick Callahan! This drink is on the menu at Forbidden Island from now through November! A blend of some traditional ingredients, it’s got a lot of spice, and very little burn for all the booze. The addition of coconut cream gives it a heckuva texture. Cheers to the runner up!
Golden Monkey Grog
- 2 oz Cruzan Dark rum
- 1 oz Lemon Hart 151
- 1 oz Pineapple juice
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Coco Lopez
- 3/4 oz St Elizabeth Dram
- 1/4 oz Maple Syrup (grade B)
Blend with crushed ice in pulses for no more than 5 seconds in a blender. Pour into a Double Rocks glass, and garnish with a swizzle stick.
To submit an entry for the Forbidden Island Cocktail Contest! Open to readers of Tiki Central, and the Forbidden Island Mailing list. Not on Tiki Central? Well get on board with the boards! It’s no free lunch, but it won’t cost you a dime to register.
Here’s the rules, from the mad mix master himself, Martin Cate!
Forbidden Island is pleased to announce its first ever Customer Cocktail Competition! Now is your chance to gain an incredibly small amount of fame and glory and have your cocktail featured on our Fall Cocktail Specials menu! So get to work and craft your masterpiece:
-All recipes must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00PM PDT September 12th for consideration.
-All recipes should be expressed in ounces, (or fractions of ounces), dashes, or drops. No hot drinks.
-Include detailed instructions including preparation (e.g. shaken/stirred/blended), name, garnish, and glassware.
-Any spirit category is eligible- you don’t have to mix with rum, and no preference will be given to any particular base spirit.
-Spirits selected should be of appropriate quality, but not over the top. In other words, recipes calling for $200-a-bottle cognac will have other ingredients substituted.
-Seasonal & local products are always preferred. We can supply just about anything, however things like “pickled turkey gizzards” will be disqualified.
-JUDGING: The top ten finalists will be selected by Martin, and then prepared and tasted blindly by our panel of judges- the Forbidden Island Staff. They will know what the name of the drink is and the ingredients but not whose recipe it is.
-Grand Prize will be a Forbidden Island Gift Card, and of course your name on the specials menu. Plus the satisfaction that comes with “a job well done.”
-Contest is open to members of our exclusive email list and readers of Tiki Central. It will help if we’ve seen your face in the bar at least once.
There’s no time to lose! Get crackin’!
So get on in on it! I know I will…