Move Over Rum, There's A New Spirit at the Tiki Bar

October 3, 2017

Mezcal in your tiki drink? Sure, the agave spirit is common place in margaritas but is great in your favorite trop-inspired cocktails, too. Test the waters for yourself with our own unique Molokai Mezcal cocktail. Let’s get started, shall we? Here’s how we are breaking out of the standard tiki rum cocktail mold.

 

How To: Simple Syrup

 

This mezcal-drenched cocktail calls for its own simple syrup. We’ve got just the recipe for you. Here’s what you’ll need to make this kickin’ syrup at home.

 

  • 4 cups of water

  • 4 cups of sugar

  • 4 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

 

You’ll need a pan, and in that pan you’ll combine all of your ingredients, heating them up until the mixture thickens. Let the mixture come to a cool, and pour it into a bottle equipped with a pour spout. Now that’s simple, for syrup!

 

Let’s Make A Cocktail

 

Ready to whet your whistle? Here’s an ingredient checklist to keep close.

 

  • 1½-ounces Don Amado mezcal

  • ½-ounce cayenne simple syrup (recipe below)

  • ½-ounce Key lime juice

  • 2-ounces pineapple juice

  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Dust off your cocktail shaker and add all of your ingredients, then, shake vigorously, for a minimum of 30-seconds. Next, strain your mixture into an ice-filled high-ball glass. Add your cilantro garnish and enjoy! This recipe yields one serving.

Enjoy the Molokai Mezcal cocktail at both Hula’s locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, and be sure to catch a wave in for happy hour, happening Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:00pm.

View our entire cocktail list here.

Tag and share your tiki-tastic Hula’s moments with us on social media by using the #hulasmoderntiki hashtag.

 

Follow Hula’s on Instagram: @hulasmoderntiki

 

Like Hula’s on Facebook: @hulasmoderntikirestaurants

 

 

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