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Mai Tai or Yours?

Tiki time at Teardrop

By John Chandler September 18, 2009

This could be you. After a weekend spent getting your rafters rattled by Monotonix, Mudhoney, and Red Fang, a sunny and scintillating Mai Tai would really help clear the cobwebs. But that’s just the tip of the trip awaiting tiki bar enthusiasts at the Teardrop Lounge (1015 NW Everett St) this Sunday starting at 6. Renowned cocktail consultant Blair Reynolds will be in the house overseeing the preparation of a number of rum-based libations that can truthfully be described as "a vacation in a glass."

Among the recently rediscovered recipes will be the Jet Pilot (three aged rums, cinnamon, citrus, and Falernum, a Caribbean sweet syrup); Leilani Volcano (coconut rum, guava, lime, and pineapple juice); and the 2070 (Trinidad and Demerara rums, honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon). Oh, and the zombies are limited to one per customer. It’s strong stuff, son.

Teardrop will have a hearty variety of tropical groceries on hand to keep all those evil island spirits in line, so load up on the yellowtail ceviche, Kahlua smoked pork, chicken-and-shiitake lettuce wraps, and fried shrimp with pineapple-cilantro sauce.

And you really don’t have to dress up like a human cocktail. Cabana clothes or your loudest Hawaiian shirt should suffice.

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