Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Easy Tiki Night

A great time was had by all at the New Easy on May 3rd - Many mahalos are due! First, to Summer-Jane Bell and The New Easy for asking me to step behind the bar; to Otto von Stroheim of Tiki Oasis for his amazing tunes (the sound system is so nice at the New Easy - Otto sounded AMAZING!); to Timothy Childs and Shelley Alger of ORO Pisco for generously offering to sponsor the event and donating the delicious ORO Pisco Italia and ORO Pisco Moscatel; to Meryll Cawn for all of her help with ORO and making the trip over to help me drink all that delicious pisco; and to Paul McMillan and Christopher Guiao for photos. Speaking of which, here they are:

The menu for the evening:
The bar:
Yours truly:
Happy imbiber of the blood of the Sumo Sumo:
Our gracious hosts Summer and Kolin:

ORO Pisco's generous offer of sponsorship gave me an even more delightful task - creating a custom cocktail with ORO Pisco. I was delighted to offer the Birdman's Passion.

Birdman's Passion

In ancient Easter Island tradition, once a year the birdman would swim across treacherous waters to a remote rock near the island and retrieve a bird’s egg. Successful birdmen became tribal champions for the coming year. This delicious cocktail of pineapple infused Oro Pisco, passion fruit, and fresh egg with surely make you a champion too.

1.5 oz Pineapple Infused ORO Pisco Moscatel
0.5 oz ORO Pisco Italia
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Amargo Chuncho Peruvian Bitters
1 oz egg white (approx. 1 large fresh egg white)

Dry shake, then shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into a single old fashioned or sour glass. Garnish with pineapple leaf, pineapple chunk and bitters design as desired.

With fresh ripe pineapple from Hawai'i, I infused the pisco for about 4 days before serving it. It was naturally sweet, fresh and delicious tasting. I highly recommend giving this cocktail a try!

Next up: a recap of the mouth watering Win Win Cocktail Competition, benefiting the Bartenders Relief Fund - stay tuned!

I'll see YOU there!



  1. Hello Suzanne,

    I am so regretting having missed this event, especially since we're within walking distance of The New Easy. I'm now following them in hopes of not missing another one of these events. Out of curiosity, are there still any of the "Urban Cannibal" mugs available for purchase?



    1. Hi George,

      I'm sorry we missed you last time, but I'm glad to hear that you're in the neighborhood! Swing by the New Easy for cocktails on a Saturday afternoon after the Farmers Market and say hi, and I'll see if I can dig up a mug for you.

      -- Suzanne