1800 Tequila and Rob Kreuger Recreate Classic Tiki Cocktails.

On National Tequila Day, in case you are a little Margarita’d out, mix up the quintessential warm-weather drink: a tiki cocktail.

NYC Based Bartender Robert Kreuger

NYC Based Bartender Robert Kreuger

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1800 Tequila (1800Tequila.com) has worked exclusively with legendary NYC based bartender, Rob Krueger who developed an amazing roster of tiki cocktails inspired by 1800 Coconut. These nostalgic yet out of the ordinary, delicious tiki classics will keep your mind solidly in the land of sun and sand. So kick off the summer by whipping up these tantalizing tiki cocktails – you’ll be glad you did.

1800 Mona Se Queda

1800 Mona Se Queda

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Mona Se Queda (Inspired by the Daiquiri)

Translates roughly as “The Monkey Stays Itself” and comes from the expression, “La mona aunque se vista de seda, mona se queda,” meaning, “Even though a monkey changes its clothes, it stays a monkey.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 oz. 1800 Coconut
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Preparation: Combine all in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass or Daiquiri glass. Grate nutmeg over the top for garnish.


1800 San Lucas Sling

1800 San Lucas Sling

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San Lucas Sling (Inspired by the Singapore Sling)

The cocktail is a play on the classic “Singapore Sling.” Cabo San Lucas seemed an appropriately exotic and tropical place to reference.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 2 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Cherry Brandy
  • Pineapple Leaf Brandied Cherry

Preparation: Combine all except cherry brandy in a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Strain into a Hurricane or Tiki Glass filled with ice. Drizzle the Cherry Heering over the top of the drink and garnish.


1800 Coco Paradiso

1800 Coco Paradiso

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Coco Paradiso (Inspired by the Hurricane)

The name itself just sounds good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. 1800 Coconut
  • 1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Unsweetened Passion Fruit Juice (Ceres)
  • A pinch of Finely Ground Coffee
  • A Slice of Lime

Preparation: Combine all in a shaker and shake with one cube to mix. Strain into a Hurricane Glass and fill with ice, gently swizzling to fully chill the glass. To garnish, add a pinch of ground coffee on top and slice of lime.