Cocktail of the Month: Tiki Time

I’m fresh off my first trip to the Caribbean and my immersion in rum–a liquor I’ve never really cared for. However, the tide has turned as I really enjoyed all the Dominican Republic rums & rum concoctions I sampled on my trip. Once I got back stateside, I went to my favorite watering hole, The Second Line, and decided to keep the rum party going. I bellied up to the bar, ordered my FAVORITE meal (the catfish with red beans & rice #yum) and decided to try this heavy rum laced drink called Tiki Time.

Now, I’ll be honest, I fully expected to NOT like this drink. I ordered it because (1) I wanted to continue my rum experience and (2) I have never had a bad drink at The Second Line. Never. And I was not disappointed. I love this rum concoction so much that it is my April cocktail of the month!

Tiki Time Background & Recipe

Bartender Sam  was tasked with creating a delicious rum-based drink for the summer, so he decided to combine elements of a Zombie (apricot & orange) with a Mojito (lime & mint).  He went into the lab, worked his magic, and out came the goodness that is Tiki Time. This drink is surprising refreshing and light. Very well balanced, the flavors play really well together and compliment each other. I love the freshness of it, I’m back on the beach while I sip it.  And I’ll warn you now, this is the perfect summer drink, but it is not a light weight.  This drink, with the exception of a bit of lime juice is 100% pure leaded.  Enjoy responsibly, but enjoy it you will. 🙂

Ingredients

The Second Line Memphis

  • Gosling Black Seal rum- 1.5 oz
  • Ron Caldas rum- 2 oz
  • Apricot liqueur 1/2 oz
  • Velvet Falernum– 1/4 oz
  • Lime juice- 1/2 oz
  • Orange slices
  • Mint

How To

  1. You start with 1/2 oz of lime juice in a glass, add in some orange slices and mint. Then muddle the heck out of it!  I learned by watching Sam that I’ve been too gentle in my muddleThe Second Line Memphis technique. You have to really get in there, I was told.  So get in there!
  2. Next add in the Velvet Falernum, the apricot liqueur, and the Ron Caldas and give it a good shake using a cocktail shaker.
  3. Once combined well, pour it over ice into a collins glass.
  4. Float the 1.5 oz of Goslings Black Seal on the top
  5. Add a cute blue mermaid to the side and enjoy!

Do yourself a favor, head over to The Second Line the next time you’re in Memphis, order up something delicious (you really can’t go wrong with the catfish and red beans & rice) and have Sam, or any of the talented bartenders, whip you up a Tiki Time.  Be sure to tell them the Spirited Traveler sent ya!

Oh, and once you try it, come back here and drop me a comment with your impressions. There just may be something in it for those that do. 😉

 

The Second Line Memphis

 

 

 

Comments 13

  1. heidi
    Reply

    OMG that sounds so good! I am a rum girl and I love Mojitos. I definitely wanna try this

    24 April, 2017
    • La-Tessa
      Reply

      You must Heidi, you won’t regret it!

      24 April, 2017
  2. Rebecca
    Reply

    Those ingredients have my mouth watering! Who knew orange and mint were such a good combination too.

    24 April, 2017
    • La-Tessa
      Reply

      The fresh ingredients absolutely make this drink!

      24 April, 2017
  3. Joe
    Reply

    Neat name for a cocktail! It sounds very delicious indeed, and, indeed, the perfect summer refresher. So long as you don’t overdo it naturally!

    24 April, 2017
    • La-Tessa
      Reply

      Right Joe, you only need one of these drinks and you are feeling fine. 🙂

      24 April, 2017
  4. Jorge Bastos
    Reply

    Apricot and lime? That’s an interesting cocktail… It looks refreshing

    24 April, 2017
    • La-Tessa
      Reply

      Very! Fresh ingredients are key to a good craft cocktail.

      25 April, 2017
  5. Danijela WorldGlimpses
    Reply

    I hear you! Fell in love with a bit of rum ever since coming back from Cuba. ☺ This sounds like something I’d like. Love the name as well. 😉

    25 April, 2017
    • La-Tessa
      Reply

      Cuba! I am itching to visit there, and I’d love to give their rum a try as well. And the Tiki Time is such a fun cocktail, the name perfectly suits it.

      25 April, 2017
  6. La-Tessa
    Reply

    Cuba! I am itching to visit there, and I’d love to give their rum a try as well. And the Tiki Time is such a fun cocktail, the name perfectly suits it.

    25 April, 2017
  7. John
    Reply

    Woo! That looks like a good drink 🙂

    25 April, 2017
  8. Cat
    Reply

    I love his creative and experimental spirit! The drink combines all the fruits I love – I imagine it being extra delicious!

    26 April, 2017

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