Mai-Kai: History and Mystery Book

Mai-Kai: History and Mystery Book

History & Mystery of The Iconic Tiki Restaurant


Swanky’s Headshrinker Recipe

headFor those who attended my presentation on the Mai-Kai and Don the Beachcomber at Tiki Oasis 2016, here is the cocktail recipe for the drink you were served. I did not oversee the mixing of that drink, so I have no idea how faithful it was to the original recipe. I was a bit stressed and what they made tasted just fine to me, so it was served. I created this recipe many years ago as an homage to the Mai-Kai’s Black Magic. It isn’t meant to try to be that drink, but I found the mix of pineapple juice and coffee was a good one!

Swanky’s Headshrinker

  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Hiram Walker Coffee Brandy or Kahlua or strong coffee, etc.
  • 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Zaya or other heavy bodied rum
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Infused Syrup
  • Lemon Zest garnish

Flash blend with 4 ounces of crushed ice and serve in a snifter.

Recipe and comments can be found on the Grogalizer.

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