The Measurements: Mix two ounces of whiskey, three-quarters of an ounce of Velvet Falernum, and a half ounce of fresh lemon or lime juice. To keep it tropical, we add an ounce to an ounce-and-a-half of pineapple juice, depending on how sweet you like your drink.
Ice, Ice Baby: The name of the game is a lot of ice. Make sure that you’ve got plenty for shaking and plenty for pouring over. To make your own crushed ice at home, grab a hammer or a rolling pin, wrap some ice in a kitchen towel, and go to town. (It’s also a great way to get rid of some pent-up anger!)
Garnish: It’s a beautiful Tiki drink, so to keep it authentic, you need to add mint, a pineapple frond, and of course, a colorful umbrella.
Want more? Watch a video of Bar Manager Kile Duvall making Center Bar’s Take on Tiki cocktail here.