Spare Room’s A Night of Tiki + Cocktail Recipes

— by Caroline on Crack

Mai Tai by Caroline on Crack

Umbrellas make drinks taste better.

It’s October and you may be relishing the first chill in the air, the L.A. StormWatch of the season and pumpkin flavor popping up on menus everywhere but The Spare Room at Hollywood Roosevelt will be celebrating sultry tropical islands and their delicious tropical cocktails tonight at its special Night of Tiki event, brought to you by Kraken Rum.

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This night also happens to be SR’s Director of Beverages Aidan Demarest’s last night before he kicks off things at his new Glendale bar, Neat and Naomi Schimek takes over. By the way, Naomi has lots of exciting things planned for the Spare Room.  Someone say, “cocktail lessons”?

But tonight’s Tiki event will also bring in Aidan’s Liquid Assets cocktail consultant partner Marcos Tello and John Lermayer of The Florida Room in Miami’s South Beach.

Check out what the guys are serving up tonight, including the recipes for you to try out at home if you want to hold on to summer a little bit longer.

Tiki Cocktails and Recipes

Kraken Cobbler
By John Lermayer

  • 1.5 oz Kraken
  • 1 oz Lustau Los Arcos Sherry
  • 0.5 oz Lemon
  • 0.5 oz Agave
  • 2 Whole Strawberries, 1 Blackberry

Pellet Ice
Collins or Zombie glass

Flagler Fizz
By John Lermayer

  • 1 oz Kracken
  • 0.5 oz Bourbon ( Buillet, Jim Beam, Old Crow..something on the spicey side)
  • 0.25 oz Fair Cafe
  • 0.5 oz Rich Simple
  • 0.5 oz Lemon
  • egg white
  • Club Soda
  • Nutmeg

Collins Glass

Old Rum Sazerac #2
By John Lermayer

  • 2 oz Matusalem 18
  • barspoon Fernet Branca
  • 5 dashes Angostura
  • 1 sugar cube

Rocks or coupe
Glass rinsed in coconut rum or coconut water

Cradle Of Life (Painkiller NYC)
Large Format 2-4 People
By John Lermayer

  • 2 oz Light Rum
  • 2 oz Spice Rum
  • 1.5 oz OJ
  • 1 oz Orgeat
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1 oz lime
  • Angostura Bitters

Pellet Ice, Flaming lime shell (will need 151 and sugar cube)

Miami Vice ( for 2)
(Florida Room Version)
By John Lermayer

  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Spice Rum
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 4 Pineapple Cubes (1inx1in)
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1  oz coconut creme

One for the Hammock
By John Lermayer

  • 1 oz Cruzan Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Domain de Canton
  • 0.25 oz Absinthe
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Sage Leaves

Coconut Flakes for Garnish

Don your best Tiki garb and hula to island music at this sultry Tiki event.

Hit the jump for the cocktails that the fabulous Marcos will be serving up tonight.

TONIGHT at 10pm

Spare Room at Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028 (map)
(323) 769-7296
Facebook: Spare Room
Twitter: @SpareRoomHwood

Zombie Land Swizzle
By Marcos Tello

  • 1 oz. Kraken
  • 1 oz. Zombie Mix*
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup**
  • 3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Demerara Syrup***

Build & Swizzle in a Pilsner Glass
Garnish with a Mint Sprig

Kraken-Toa Bowl (Serves 4)
By Marcos Tello

  • 6 oz. Light Rum (preferably Cruzan Light Rum)
  • 2 oz. Kraken
  • 2 oz. Simple Syrup (1:1)
  • 2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 oz. Maple Mix****
  • 3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Then strain into a crushed ice-filled
punch bowl.
Garnish with empty lime shells with 151 and lit on fire

Soggy & Groggy
By Marcos Tello

  • 2 oz. Kraken
  • 3/4 oz. Demerara Syrup***
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Shake with three ice cubes and strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with
crushed ice
Garnish with a “crushed ice cone” with a straw stuck through it (don’t worry I will
do this a la minute)

*Zombie Mix: Mix equal parts Mount Gay Eclipse Silver, Mount Gay Eclipse Gold,
and Lemon Hart 151 Rum
_** Passion Fruit Syrup: Mix equal parts Funkin Passion Fruit Puree and_
_Demerara Sugar and stir thoroughly until it has dissolved._
_***Demerara Syrup: Mix 2 parts Demerara Sugar with 1 part water and stir_
_thoroughly until it has dissolved._
_****Maple Mix: Mix 3 parts “grade B” Maple Syrup with 1 part water and stir_
_thoroughly until it has dissolved._