Making a Espresso Martini this evening

I am getting low on Myers Dark Rum. I have been using it to make some Zombies to help me sleep up to now. However, while out on the road today I stopped and picked up some Kahlua.

Loving this Espresso Martini in Cocktail Flow.

How to mix:

1: fill up the shaker with ice cubes

2: pour 2 parts|vodka, 1 part|sugar syrup, ½ parts|coffee liqueur, 2¼ parts|coffee into the shaker

3: shake well

4: strain into the cocktail glass

from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster cocktail©

  1. Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol’ Janx Spirit.
  2. Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V (Oh, that Santragian seawater! Oh, those Santragian fish!)
  3. Allow three cubes of Arcturian Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzine is lost).
  4. Allow four liters of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in honor of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.
  5. Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qalactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heavy odors of the dark Qalactin Zones, subtle, sweet, and mystic.
  6. Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger.  Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.
  7. Sprinkle Zamphuor.
  8. Add an olive.
  9. Drink…but…very carefully…

This effect of this drink have been described as “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped ’round a large gold brick’.”

Another version of the recipe:
  • 1.5 shots 151 Proof Rum
  • 1/4 shot Tequila
  • 1/4 shot Gin
  • 2/3 shot of Triple Sec
  • 1 shot of Blue Curaçao
  • 1 dash Bitters
  • 1 dash Grenadine

Have I tried one?

No, I have not, quite frankly it sounds like a ‘scary’ combination of liquor.

Where I found the recipe

I got this cocktail out of my 1987 Leather Bound Edition of “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”.  One of my favorite and much loved books in my collection, a book that I treasure and that I hope will find an appreciative home after I have gone.

Cocktails at Dancing Dragons Bar

Drinks Menu at the Dancing Dragons in Volcano Bay

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Menu Card for the Dancing Dragons.
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And here is the souvenir plastic glass that the drinks are served in.  I have it hear filled with some of my homemade cold brew coffee latte.

I had 2 Toasted Coconut Pineapple cocktails while in Volcano Bay.  I was a really smooth cocktail, and I enjoyed it a great deal.  I can highly recommend a visit to both this bar, and to the other one Kunuku Boat Bar the next time you go to Volcano Bay in Universal Orlando resorts.

Dancing Dragons Boat Bar

Speciality Drinks served in a souvenir glass $12.99

Vol’s Fire Punch
Mt. Gay’s Rum, fresh pineapple juice, Falernum, Agave, Sprite, Grenadine

Toasted Coconut Pineapple
Siesta Key Toasted Coconut rum, fresh pineapple juice

Tiki Punch
Bacardi Superior rum, Bacardi Razz., Bacardi Dragon Berry run, Don Q. Limon, cranberry juice

Huku-Puini
Mr. Gay rum, Cointreau, fresh mango juice, fresh pineapple juice

Ko’Okiri Plunge
Corazon Blanco tequila, fresh tamarind juice, lime juice

Volcano Bay Rum Punch
Bacardi Superior rum, Bacarid Razz., fresh pineapple juice, Grenadine, topped with Bacardi Black

Blue Hawaiian
Malibu fresh pinealple juice, Blue Curacao

Pineapple Pomegranate Collins
Flor De Cana Rum, pomegranate juice, fresh pineapple juice

Kalarita
Corazon Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, orange juice, Agave, Blood Orange Syrup

Strawberry Ginger Lift
Russian Standard Vodka, strawberry puree, Ginger Beer

Guavaruma
Mt. Gay rum, fresh guava juice, fresh pineapple juice

Wai-Waitermelon
Russian Standard Vodka, watermelon syrup, fresh raspberries and watermelon

Beer Draft $8.99
Volcano Blossom
Blue Moon
Elderberry Cider
Corona Light
Reef Donkey
Kona Big Wave

Beef Draft $7.99
Miller Lite
Bud Light

Beer Can $8.49
Angry Orchard
Kona Longboard
Beer Can $7.99
Heineken
Stella Artois
Yuengling