Red Tide has officially gone from irritating to fucking annoying. Physically, I was just coughing, then sneezing, now I feel nauseous. Blech! Plus it is costing me money i.e. no customers want to hang out next to the beach and drink!
Looking on the bright side, if I didn't live and work at the beach I wouldn't have this problem.
What is Red Tide?
Here is a link (PDF) for your learning pleasure. :-D
1 liter Applejack® brandy 2 cups orange juice 5 oz grapefruit juice 2 oz grenadine syrup 1/2 oz orange bitters 1 qt lemon-lime soda 1 qt ginger ale 1 sliced orange 1 sliced apple
Combine the applejack, orange juice, grapefruit juice, grenadine and orange bitters in a large punch bowl, and stir well. Add lemon-lime soda and ginger ale; stir again. Add one large block of ice. Garnish with orange and apple slices. Makes 24 (6-ounce) punch cups.
The owner of my restaurant walked in tonight and said "Mark you're famous again" before handing me the latest edition of Code Red magazine. Sure enough, there on page 30, I receive a mention for my Voodoo Koolaid.
I am very surprised by this, because last summer I knew in advance about the Tiki Kooler article.
Hooray for me!
And thanks to my customers!!!
p.s. those of you that received a copy with their Daytona News-Journal...I would be very grateful for any extras!
For the next few weeks I am going to try to post "harvest style" drinks. Hard ciders, warm drinks, etc for those of my friends that are experiencing autumn and / or might be planning cocktail parties for Halloween, Samhain, Thanksgiving, etc.
So, for starters, I give you the Apple Pie Margarita
Apple Pie Margarita
1 oz white tequila 1 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps 1 1/2 oz apple juice 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix cinnamon sugar
Rim a margarita glass with the cinnamon sugar and fill halfway with ice. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Yummy!