Friday, July 27, 2007

If you live in the Columbus Ohio area come check out the Hot Rod Hula Hop...Cool cars, Tikis, Surf music and great food...I'll be there with all my Fellow Fraternal Order of Moai Brothers and Sister.

Muppet Hawaiian War Chant

If you grew up with Jim Hensen's Muppet Show and like Hawaiian music you will love this version of the Hawaiian War Chant. Mahalo!

Mai Kai Coffee Grog

I hope some of you get a chance to visit the Mai Kai restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. It is one of the last remaining Polynesian Mecca’s in existence. It really celebrates American Poly pop in all its glory years.

When you visit, you must order the Coffee Grog as dessert. The server prepares the drink before your eyes in spectacular fashion. The drink is so wonderful...creamy, buttery, and served with a cinnamon stick.

Noa Noa

Noa Noa
Originally uploaded by Lokis world
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Tablespoon brown sugar ( substitute Demerara Sugar if you like)
Dash of Angostura Bitters
4-6 mint leaves
3 oz. Demerara Rum

Dissolve sugar in lime juice, swizzle everything in an old fashioned filled with curshed ice. Add ice to fill. Swizzle again until the glass frosts with ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime shell

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lowenbrau Porsche 962

Al Holbert Porsche 962
Originally uploaded by Lokis world
I've been uploading tons of old pictures to Flickr and when I stumbled on a shot of the Lowenbrau Porsche 962 I had to post my love for this car. During the glory years of IMSA in the mid 80's The Porsche 962 dominated the racing circuits. For whatever reason, I always loved the livery of this paticular car. Be it my German blood or the fact that it just looked cool, this was my favorite. If memory serves me, the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring race featured a classic showdown of the 962. The late Al Hobert and Derek Bell were the pilots of the Lowenbrau and had lead the entire race. Down to the last hour, the Lowenbrau had to make an unexpected pit stop to cure a mechanical problem. The time in the pits allowed that pesky 962 of AJ Foyt to sneak past for a dramatic win in the last few minutes of the race. Needless to say this only made the Lowenbrau car more famous and it continued to place well in the remaining races of the season. I'll have to check my facts but I believe it won Le Mans later in the year. Correct me if I'm wrong race fans.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The White Out

My liver wanted a break from the rum so we decided on Vodka tonight. This is a very simple drink to make and tastes great.
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Creme De Cocao (white)
1 oz. heavy whipping cream

Shake like hell with ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Dont expect sweet...the creme de cocao is subtle and does not create an over bearing chocolate taste. I added a few dashes of grated nutmeg to change the flavor on the second round. Give it a try.

Blog update and things to come

Finally another update.

I'm in the process of burning a ton of LP's to digital and I will be uploading them as soon as i figure it out. Look for lots of Hawaiian, weird far out stuff.

A shaving update. I've been using Crabtree and Evelyn products for a while. I find that the cream is especially wonderful. It makes great lather and the sents are fantastic if your looking for a real gentleman shave. I suggest Sienna.
The super badger brush from C&E is also a beauty. It's designed by Edwin Jager and it's a monster. The super badger soaks up tons of water and creates the best lather you could hope for. I admit the brush is big, and sometimes I just dont like to use it, but when you really want some super lather this brush wins hands down.
Remember to be good to yourself sometimes and take the time for a really good can make your day.
Coming up: More drinks and music soon.

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Polynesian Paralysis

Nothing beats a refreshing adult libation shared with the Ohana during a weekend. In this drink presentation is everything. The volcano bowl to be exact.

This fine party drink comes from esential Grog Log by Jeff "Beachbum Berry". You must buy this fine book as it is a must for making the finest old skool drinks from the past. Check out the Bums blog.

3 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. sweet and sour
1/2 oz. orgeat syrup
3 oz. Martinique rum (St. James if you can find it)

Blend with 12 oz. ice, serve in volcano bowl. Use long straws, and add 151 rum to the volcano top, light and enjoy with friends.

Just who is this Loki?