Cocktails Spotlighted: Coconut-Lime Rickey, Scorpion Bowl, Zombie

Hors d'oeuvres Spotlighted: Lorelei's Hawaiian Bread, Wikiwiki Quick Fried Rice, Spicy Conch & Avocado Salad

Attendees: SS (hostess), JB, JG, SJ, AR (apologies to SJ for misspelling her name in previous documents)

Accoutrement Spotlighted: Dry Ice


1. Coconut-Lime Rickey

Light Rum, lime juice, coconut syrup, half/half, lime

2. Scorpion Bowl

6 oz. Orange juice, 4 oz. Lemon juice, 1 1/2 oz. Orgeat syrup, 6 0z. Puerto Rico Rum, 1 oz. Brandy

Blend with 2 cups crushed ice and pour into tiki bowl. Add ice cubes to fill. Garnish with a gardenia. Serves 2 to 4.

(Recipe courtesy of Beachbum Berry's Grog Log, by Jeff Berry which also has Trader Vic's original version. This is how it is served today.)

3. Zombie

2 oz. Light Rum, 1 oz. Dark Rum, 1 oz. Apricot Brandy, Splash Simple Syrup, Pineapple Juice, 151% Rum

Blend rums, brandy, simple syrup & pineapple juice with ice, Pour into Collins or Hurricane glass, Float 151 on top

(Hollywood's Don Beach of Don the Beachcomber created the Zombie in the 1930's, as a hangover cure.)

(the floated rum on top is probably why so many of the comments said, "YEach!" But, hey, isn't that why we drink alcohol, for the taste? Love, Witch Hazel.)


1. Lorelei's Hawaiian Bread

-----1 1/2 POUND LOAF-----

1 1/2 teaspoons Yeast
5 tablespoons Sugar
3 cups Bread flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Dry milk
2 tablespoons Instant mashed potato flakes
1/4 teaspoon Lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 Eggs
4 tablespoons Butter
1 cup Water -- warm

-----1 POUND LOAF-----

1 teaspoon Yeast
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 cups Bread flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 teaspoons Dry milk
4 teaspoons Instant mashed potato flakes
1/4 teaspoon Lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 Egg
2 1/2 tablespoons Butter
5 ounces Water -- warm

Place in machine as directed. If you have a light setting, please be sure to use it!

2. Wikiwiki Quick Fried Rice >> click here. (recipe from the fine people at

3. Spicy Conch & Avocado Salad

2 cups pounded, pressure cooked and sliced conch
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Juice of 3 limes
1 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of hot pepper sauce
2 large ripe avocados
Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices
Fresh lemon, cut in quarters

Combine conch, onion, green pepper, garlic, parsley, oregano, oil, lime
juice, vinegar, salt, curry powder, black pepper and hot sauce. Stir well,
cover, and refrigerate overnight.

To serve: cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Line 4 salad plates
with lettuce leaves. Place an avocado half on top, evenly fill cavity with
conch salad. Garnish each place with tomato slices and a wedge of lemon.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 360 calories, 30 gms fat (75% fat calories),
67 mg cholesterol, 735 mg sodium.

First order of Business >> Taste-testing the Coconut-Lime Rickey (average 3.8)

  • JB: Not too sweet - very tart & limey (4)
  • JG: Smooth, light, yummy - is there really alcohol in this?
  • SJ: Creamy, limey, coconutty - goes down smooth and packs a punch (4)
  • AR: Tangy, fresh, and gloriously presented (3.5)
  • SS: For my coconut therapy - let the healing begin

Pink Squirrel PS I Love You handed out the agenda for the day (pdf image ~this isn't working right now...).

  1. Old Business: Web IDs
  • SJ decided on Brandy "You're a Fine Girl" Alexander

JW collects cocktail napkins. It was decided that LUPEC may want to start an online cocktail napkin museum. JG has a funny paper napkin collection that can be contributed. JW's are cloth.

Brandy "You're a Fine Girl" Alexander was the Marquis De Sade for Halloween in HIGH SCHOOL!

JB almost ruined prom. She was approached about a theme, which was accepted by the committee, although high school faculty didn't find it very funny. That theme was "Last Tango in Paris."

JB and JW discussed getting in touch with famous ladies about their prom experiences for the next meeting. JG agreed to try, perhaps contacting the BUST ladies. JB mentioned Elsie Hillman.

JG continues researching the hipster winegrower thing for her meeting later in the fall.

Appetizers were served: Hawaiian Bread and Carrot Cake.

  • JG decided that her Web ID would be Whiskey Daisy, as "daisy" refers to a larger drink.

Second order of Business >> Taste-testing the SCORPION BOWL (average 4.7)

  • JB: Imagine melted alcoholic jolly ranchers - Best of the Best! (5!)
  • Whiskey Daisy: Yummm. Tastes like candy! Too sweet to drink all night (4)
  • Brandy "YAFG" Alexander: It's's strong....and there's a whole lot of it! (5 with a bullet!)
  • Pink Squirrel PSILY: Oh boy. Two glasses must mean I liked it! (4.5)
  • SS: Delightful & a's potent [illegible]* to be - deadly but not as deadly as I expected (5)

*Illegibility caused by Pink Squirrel PSILY, who was writing while SS dictated.

  • Are you muff enough? JB tossing around Web ID name "Muff Diver." This name would qualify her as JB, MD.

Special note: RH, husband of SS, received a special citation for his work on/at this meeting.

Absinthe   Anise (this is in the notes, I don't know what it means)

Third order of Business >> Taste-testing the ZOMBIE (average 3.3)

  • JB: Oh dear. I'm afraid I can taste the alcohol. It gets better the more you drink, but I have to give it a 3. (3)
  • Whiskey Daisy: Strong - but tasty - don't give me too many! (3.5)
  • Brandy "YAFG" Alexander: Daddy, I do not want a drink like this! (2)
  • Pink Squirrel PSILY: Wowie Kazowie Big Bang Boom (3)
  • SS: Success as well. Quite Potent. Good that we only had one drink. [Illegible] floated on top [illegible]*. (5)

Illegibility issues once again can be blamed on one very drunk Pink Squirrel. Sorry, SS.

Next meeting: July 8 (Sunday) from 2 to 5 pm.

We toasted to Brooks in Chicago for the good Cop joke.

Important future issues discussed:

  • a standing invitation to LUPECers and friends at a bar to be decided.
  • The Friends of LUPEC annual meeting
    • "best of the best drinks"
    • December: rent a bar for one hour to have a party. Commission a drink by a local bartender named for a lady from this century. Give him a few requisite characteristics of the drink (e.g., red, velvet)
    • Bartender agreed upon by JB, Brandy "YAFG" Alexander, SS was Dombis Starky (Don Bistarkey) at Lava Lounge
    • Debut drink at party

Note: Hello Kitty Vibrator

  • A call by JB for the final drink of the evening to always be "Pims and Soda" went somewhat unresolved. This should be further discussed at later meetings.
  • At October meeting, we will vote for the drink to be commissioned and the best of the best drinks.

My apologies if I missed anything ---
Pink Squirrel PS I Love You


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