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Remixed: Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip

Taking a page from one of my favorite food blogs, Momofuku for 2, I’ll occasionally be posting variations on the recipes found within Beachbum Berry Remixed. Doing so will help me use up ingredients before they go bad (like fruit nectar from a stupid can) and to stretch the world of tiki in ways it ought not be stretched.

Martian Sunblock

  • 2oz gin
  • 1/2oz Wray and Nephew overproof rum
  • 1/4oz pimento dram
  • 1oz apricot nectar
  • 1oz papaya nectar
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Donate the above to a shaker, fill with crushed ice and shake for 1/3000th of a Martian day, or 30 Earth seconds. Pour into a spacey tiki mug. Garnish in some ridiculous way that no bartender would ever have the time for.

Combining Papaya nectar and JWray is like putting Lady Gaga and Dio on an airship together and giving them flaming broadswords.

Even with that knowledge, each ingredient I poured into my shaker warned that this potion would be a nasty mess. My first sip was such a shock that I was immediately transported to a post-apocalyptic beach on Mars, gazing into the sun and watching little crustaceans crackle from the intense heat. My space suit didn’t matter – I could bathe in this cocktail. (Ed. note: I’m not suggesting you use Wray and Nephew overproof rum as a sunblock. It will likely promote 3rd degree burns and cause me to lick you.)

KP Question

  • What’s your favorite gin-based tiki drink?

This post is part of the Martian Chronicles, “Remixed: From Astro to Zadar” featuring recipes, brand recommendations, tips, and time-slips to help you navigate the quintessential tiki tome, Beachbum Berry Remixed.

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9 Comments to “ Remixed: Martian Time-Slip”
  1. Ben BennettNo Gravatar says:

    So… uh… does that mean it was good?

    BTW the Gaga/Dio line had me in stitches. Thanks.


  2. RickNo Gravatar says:

    Ben, the drink is extremely tasty. Glad you support my ideal D&D party. :)

  3. Sunny&RummyNo Gravatar says:

    For favorite ginned up Tiki drinks, I guess I’m sticking with the classics — Trader Vic Fog Cutter (even though gin is a minor component), and the Suffering Bastard, even though I guess that is technically pre-Tiki.

  4. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    I can see the drink is extremely tasty by just looking at the recipe and your picture, its awesome! as soon as i get a new JWray i`ll try this one. The garnish is wonderful Rick, as usual;-)


  5. AndrewNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been curious about that drink, since I saw it on the TDN twitter feed. Looks tasty. I happen to have a package (sleeve?) of Ceres apricot & papaya nectars, so will definitely get on the making of this.

    As to favorite gin tiki, I would definitely go with the Saturn and the Luau Scorpion Bowl, which has a really wonderful gin presence. Also, I’ve found, again & again, that gin based tiki drinks are best with a more floral gin like Hendrick’s.

  6. AndrewNo Gravatar says:

    Also, I appreciated the PKD reference in the title of this post.

  7. Doug WinshipNo Gravatar says:

    Dammit Rick!

    I’ve made it all the way through two Tiki Months without succumbing to the desire to try Pimento Dram. This post (and that awesome picture) has pushed me over the edge. I do think I’ll order it, rather than endure the wait of making it myself.

  8. RowenNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! Gin and pimento dram in the same drink? For that alone, I gotta do this one. I dunno—what tiki with gin ISN’T may favorite? Though it’s hard to be a good Singapore Sling.

  9. JamaicaNo Gravatar says:

    I must agree the hardest part of this aginssment is getting over your own voice. It’s like, “Do I really sound this dumb all the time?” I actually didn’t use a script and just kind of went for it. As a result, I got a lot of “um’s” and “like’s” thrown in there. However, I think this makes it authentic. The big issue that immediately popped into my mind was the orality versus written literacy debate. Obviously, this aginssment is based on the written word so we all have to be literate to complete it. However, I can imagine a future world where this oral literacy supersedes written literacy practices. With technology rapidly developing, it’s only a matter of time before this type of digital oral literacy is perfected.I think a balance between written and digital oral literacy is ideal. There are pros and cons to both. Written literacy involves symbols which can be interpreted by anyone who knows that language. Oral literacy is subject to dialect variation and slang which can easily cause confusion. However, the latter is undeniably authentic where writing can sometimes seem contrived. Additionally, some people are just better at speaking than writing. For them, oral literacy could be the perfect solution. It’s really a tough debate either way. Growing up without this technology, I can honestly say it feels foreign to me compared to the written word. However, the future generation is growing up with this technology. Everything from Skype to video games utilizes the spoken word. Only time will tell how my own generation will deal with this emerging technology.

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