Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tropical Jungle Juice - Another Winter Dream

The natives are restless. Take cover behind an oversized banana-leaf and be sure to watch out for the leeches lurking under the viney overhangs. If it rains any more this year in the Bay Area, we won't need greenhouses or awnings, we'll make do with inflatable rafts. In the meantime--

If you're dry enough to read this, wet your whistle on this concoction.

Nothing like this would ever be available in any jungle, but drinking it you can summon up any fantasy you prefer--Green Mansions, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, you decide--and sit back and enjoy the comforts of home. Don't ask your local bartender to make this. They tend to get cranky with precise recipes. We only deal with professionals, here. By proportion, as usual--

3 Parts Golden Caribbean rum
1 part Cabo tequila
1.5 fresh thick cream
1 Part creme de cacao
1/2 part creme de bananae
Sprinkling of nutmeg to taste

Shaken lightly and served up. Drinks of this kind may often be offered in cordial glasses, or clear tall glass cups, but that's a pretense. Just use your regular classic cocktail glass, put your lips together, and taste.


J said...

Would Fred C Dobbs drink that concoction Sir F? Maybe, but ah wager he'd just take the tequila str8. AS would the Huston boys, and Bogie hisself. Or B. Traven....

Perhaps a B Traven and Tequila tastin' fiesta on F-ville. Cabo se nada. Patron? Anejo? In the blue bottle-- costs like 10 shekels per shot. Sabroso

Badges? We don't need no stinkin badges.

Craig said...

My wife is in Honolulu this week and met the new tenants of the condo we bought last year from the widow of Don the Beachcomber. The widow claims Don had been serving mai-tai cocktails at his tiki bar in Hollywood for eleven years when Trader Vic allegedly "invented" the drink in 1944. Our tenants are nurses from Chuuk and Majuro who both know lots of people my wife has worked with during the past two decades in the Pacific.