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Tropical Splendor

hibsicus orange

HOT orange blossoms –

a tropical interlude.

Mai-tai anyone?

TGIF!  Mai-Tai Recipe:

Mai tai

Recipe makes 1 gallon
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup 151 proof rum
  • 1 cup orange curacao (orange flavored liqueur)
  • 1 cup almond flavored syrup
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 10 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 gallon fresh orange juice
  1. In a large jar or drink cooler, combine the light rum, dark rum, 151 rum, orange liqueur, almond syrup, simple syrup, and lime juice. Stir and top off with orange juice. Do not use grenadine if you want the true Mai Tai!  Serve in 8 to 12 ounce glasses with ice.  Cheers!

(Mai-Tai photo and recipe from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-perfect-mai-tai/ on 7/25/14)

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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6 Comments

  1. Woo, I think I will be making some this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hibiscus–the flower I associate with my childhood! Love it!

  3. Thanks for the recipe and the beautiful hibiscus.

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