There’s truth to the notion that alcohol cures all ills: Spirits have been used to soothe teething babies, anesthetize wounded Civil War soldiers and ease post-breakup heartache. While Hula’s Modern Tiki doesn’t have physicians on staff, its bartenders are always willing to prescribe a nerve-calming tropical tonic in the form of Dr. Funk or the Painkiller.
Your mental staycation begins with 2 oz. each Appleton Gold rum, OJ and pineapple juice. Add ½ oz. cream of coconut, shake well and garnish the Painkiller with Chinese five-spice powder. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Funk, combine;
¼ oz. Svedka vodka with a half-ounce each Cruzan Coconut Rum, Crème de Banana and Coco Lopez. Top with equal parts pineapple and orange juices to fill. Hula dance to shake things up. Serve both drinks over ice in kitschy tiki mugs for a true island experience.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
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