Soggy Sailor

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Soggy Sailor

This tiki-styled, original cocktail is a house creation and a homage to the classic fruity concoctions of Trader Vic and Don The Beachcomber. The Soggy Sailor is similar in make-up to a Bahama Mama, but without the coffee liqueur, a sumptuous mixture of dark and white rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and coconut cream, perfect for a summertime bar hire.

Dark Rum, White Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream.

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Like so many tiki drinks, the Soggy Sailor is a tall, rum-based, fruit-flavoured cocktail. Brightly coloured and exotically styled, this drink fits perfectly into a tiki-styled menu.

The Soggy Sailor is a deliciously fruity and sweet tiki drink and, like many of its compatriots, it hides a healthy kick of rum under its unassuming taste. Tiki drinks do tend to be fairly strong, and the Soggy Sailor leans on the lighter side of boozy compared to many of its cousins so it could be a good choice to even out a menu filled with strong, heady cocktails.

Some other tiki classics that might accompany the Soggy Sailor well include the Bikini Martini, – an interesting, Martini-style tiki drink featuring cachaca and limoncello – or the Zombie: the ultimate tiki cocktail, packed with rums, fruit juices and garnished with a flaming lime-half full of overproof rum.

If you’re planning a tiki menu its always a good idea to serve the cocktail that started them all, the Daiquiri. Whilst its elegant simplicity and longstanding popularity make it more of a classic than a tiki drink, this balanced mixture of white rum, lime juice and sugar is the basis for most tiki cocktails, and a dry sophisticated favourite to serve alongside all the long, funky fruit-based drinks.

Tiki drinks are fairly strong, so if you’re planning a tiki based menu it could be an idea to include some beers or even some alcohol-free cocktails as a light alternatives. Because of their fruity ingredients, tiki drinks lend themselves well to being converted into mocktails, so let your event organiser know if you want to serve some non-alcoholic options

If you’re planning on featuring the Soggy Sailor on your menu and want to know more about what drinks might be good to serve alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other rum based, fruity and tiki-style drinks from our list.

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Ingredients & Equipment

Ingredients

  • 25ml Dark Rum
  • 25ml White Rum
  • 25ml Pineapple Juice
  • 25ml Orange Juice
  • 12.5ml Coconut Cream
  • Orange Slice for Garnish

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • High-Ball Glass
  • Cubed Ice
Method
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and coconut cream to the shaker
  • Fill the shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Fill your glass with cubed ice
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer, strain your cocktail into the glass
  • Garnish with an orange slice
  • Serve and enjoy!

LEARN TO MAKE

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Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Soggy Sailor? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.