I'm not going to harp on how freezing-cold it's been. My feelings are best expressed in a video clip. Taking a cue from this fantastic on-screen moment, I believe the only antidote to this icy week is a big tiki cocktail. Yes! I will close my eyes, imagine a hot sandy beach and will myself to defrost at happy hour. Who's with me?
For those of you who are, here are 9 fabulous tiki cocktail recipes from around the web. I hope they get your warm weather–juices flowing...
Pink Bikini from Costal Living (only 3 ingredients: raspberry lemonade, coconut rum and amaretto.)
Passion Fruit Zombies from Costal Living, too.
The Cuba Kola by Saveur (rum, honey and Herbsaint).
Luau Coconuts by Jeff Berry for Bon Appetit.
The Laughing Zombie by 12 Bottle Bar (great if you like passion fruit juice)!
And a plain Zombie by Sippity Sup.
Trader Vic's Grog from The Pegu Blog (rum, lemon and pineapple).
Trader Petit Punch Vieux by Benjamin Jones for Saveur (rhum argicole vieux, cane syrup and lime).
[Opening cocktail, The Navy Grog photo and recipe by Science of Drink / Pink Bikini photo by Becky Luigart-Stayer / Passion Fruit Zombie photo by Dasha Wright for Coastal Living / Cuba Kola photo by Ariana Lindquist / Luau Coconut photo by Nigel Cox / The Laughing Zombie photo by 12 Bottle Bar / Zombie photo by Sippity Sup / Trader Vic's Grog photo by The Pegu Blog / Petit Punch Vieux photo by Todd Coleman]