Elixir for the Soul

This is a blog about sophisticated drinking, because alcohol doesn't have to be a poison, it can be a medicine for the soul.

Shawn, 21. Currently studying foreign language at university in China. Researching about cocktails is one of my passions, and I hope this blog can introduce others to the true way of imbibing. Every drink on this page is mixed, tasted and photographed by me.

Feel free to ask.

Maui Sunrise
Pineapple Juice - 5 oz
Guava Juice - 5 oz
Papaya Juice - 5 oz
Honey - 2 tsp
Heat honey until liquefied. Blend everything with no ice first. Add 3 cups crushed and blend for a few more seconds.
From the Mai Kai restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, circa 1960s. In his book Intoxica!, Beachbum specifically pointed out that this is not meant to be a frozen drink, and blending such a large amount of ice for a long time is going to give it a smoothie texture. Leave the ice till last, and you will have a drink with a nice pineapple froth mixed with ice shards, floating on top of the fruit medley.
The drink is meant for 4 servings, adjust the ratio to your liking. I’d prefer drinking it without a straw, partly because the shards will clog up the straw, plus why not taste the foam when you can?
  • 22 June 2013
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