Hawaiian cocktails: recipes, methods of preparation, composition
When I'm terribly hungry for the sea, but there is no possibility,when the next holiday is on the nose, and all ideas for parties were bored, it's time to remember the distant Hawaiian Islands. Birthday or New Year in the style of "the State of Aloha" is quite simple to organize, and so much pleasure will bring such a celebration. And, of course, one of the main moments of this holiday is Hawaiian cocktails. Their composition and methods of preparation will be discussed below.
Ideal Hawaiian style partyorganize in the fresh air. A great place for this is the beach. However, a fervent holiday will be at the dacha, and even in the apartment. In the latter case, guests can not just swim or light a fire, and the rest of the pleasures and entertainment of the impromptu Hawaii to their services (of course, if the owner takes care of it). At the cottage is still more fun, especially if there is a swimming pool or a nearby river flows. Here you can cook a barbecue, and pour on each other from a hose or water pistols.
In short, for the Hawaiian party, the main thing is notplace, and mood and entourage. To decorate the room, garlands of flowers, exotic fruits, shells - everything that reminds of the sea and the sun will suit. And do not forget about the music! Correctly selected compositions will create an atmosphere of sunny islands even in the middle of an apartment in a snow-capped city. And, maybe, among friends there is a master of the game on ukulele? Then he will definitely become the soul of the party.
A few words about the menu
Hawaiian cocktails, recipes of which are offeredbelow, will not do without the "company". The principle of making a menu - food should be easy. Fruits, vegetables and seafood are the main ingredients for the table. Of course, you can prepare and traditional salads, but "disguised" under Hawaiian food. However, it is better to abandon the mayonnaise and heavy dishes, after which it is very difficult to dance.
Fruit salads, a variety of canapés are excellentfit into a Hawaiian style party. Fried cheese, vegetable shashlik, barbecue, ice cream are great options for a holiday. Food should please not only the language, but the eyes. Bundles of bananas, heavy pineapples can become both food and decoration.
Hawaiian alcoholic cocktails
No party for adults can not do withoutalcohol. However, it is not enough just to buy habitual spirits and arrange glasses. Not every alcohol suits every case. And at Hawaiian party hot drinks are not only a means to relax and cheer, but also part of the entourage.
In cocktails suitable for a party,mix liqueurs, fruit juices and various syrups. Goblets are often decorated with pieces of pineapples or oranges. Cocktails for the Hawaiian party can easily become a permanent part of the festive cuisine.
The main drink at a similar party is, withoutdoubt, the cocktail "Blue Hawaii". The basis of it is the liquor "Blue Curacao". Its unique aroma creates notes of orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. With the change of other ingredients, new Hawaiian cocktails are obtained. Here is the composition of the drink, close to the original, based on 4 servings:
- a glass of cold orange juice;
- half a glass of liquor "Blue Curacao";
- half a glass of light rum;
- half a glass of coconut milk;
- ice - about 4 cups.
All ingredients are mixed in a shaker, and the finished cocktail is poured into glasses. When serving, the drink should be decorated with pieces of pineapple.
Variants and history
Often in the "Blue Hawaii" add vodka. Excellent with "Blue Curacao" is combined and rum. Coconut milk can be replaced with liqueur or even cream. On the expanses of the network there are many variations of the recipe.
The author of the cocktail is Harry Yee, Hawaiianbartender. The drink was first mixed in the now distant 1957. In fact, the popularity of the island of Hawaii and the culture of Tiki began with him. Before the invention of the cocktail the resort was considered accessible only for very rich people.
Another favorite Hawaiian cocktail is wearingthe name "Mai Tai". His history he leads in 1944. The place of invention is Oakland (California). An unusual name for the drink was, as they say, thanks to guests from the island of Tahiti. "Mai tai roa ae", - they said, having tasted the cocktail. This expression is translated as "not of this world". Since then the name has been fixed.
For cooking you will need:
- dark rum - 40 ml;
- light rum - 20 ml;
- orange liqueur - 15 ml;
- almond syrup - 15 ml;
- lime juice - 10 ml.
The ingredients are mixed with a shaker and poured into tall glasses decorated with lime peel, mint and pineapple slice. It is better to serve the drink with the straw.
Two kinds of rum are present in another recipe. The cocktail "Hula-Hula" is distinguished by bright greenish-yellow color - it will make a wonderful company "Blue Hawaii".
Ingredients for two servings:
- rum, light and dark, 30 ml each;
- lemon juice - 30 ml;
- sugar syrup - 30 ml;
- juice of passion fruit - 50 ml;
- kiwi and carambola to taste.
In the shaker mix rum, juices and syrup. At the bottom of the glass lay ice, mashed kiwi slices, all this is filled with liquid. The drink is decorated with pieces of kiwi and carambola, served with a straw.
"Flow of lava"
The bright Hawaiian cocktails described above will only benefit from the neighborhood with another "companion". A drink called Lava Flow will fit perfectly into the company.
For cooking, you need:
- rum - 45 ml;
- coconut syrup - 30 ml;
- pineapple juice - 60 ml;
- Strawberry puree - 45 ml;
- a little ice cream or vanilla milk;
- ice - 0.5 cup.
In the shaker all the ingredients are mixed except for mashed potatoes. Cocktail is poured over glasses and is decorated with strawberry mass.
Drinks at a children's party
If a party is held for children, alcoholexcluded. However, this will not prevent guests from fully enjoying the spirit of Hawaii. It is quite easy to replace alcoholic beverages. One of the options - tea "Hawaiian cocktail", which includes hibiscus, orange peel, dog rose, apple, pieces of strawberries and other ingredients. An unusual taste just suits for such a holiday. You can place it in tall glasses decorated with pieces of fruit.
Suitable and a variety of smoothies. Bright and fragrant mixes and juices from fresh fruits will bring a lot of pleasure to both children and adults. And it's not worth talking about health benefits. If you connect the fantasy, you can find a replacement, even the "Blue Hawaii".
In short, to organize a party in the style of "staffAloha "is not difficult. Even over the costumes, you do not have to work long: a hula skirt or shorts, bikinis, colorful T-shirts for children. Drinks, whether it's fruit tea, a Hawaiian cocktail with alcohol or freshly squeezed juices, as well as the menu as a whole, consist of fairly simple ingredients. By the way, if there was no shaker at hand, do not despair. It can be replaced with a plastic bottle or glass jar. In the tank Hawaiian cocktails are mixed, and then gently, so that ice does not hit and large pieces of pulp, poured into glasses. The main thing is not to replace the shaker with a blender or a mixer: these devices will create very different beverages in consistency and taste. In them, ice is crushed and dilutes the basic composition, the cocktail becomes less saturated. However, fascinating contests and games, dancing and an atmosphere of unrestrained fun is unlikely to allow such a trifle to be noticed.