Introducing the Lilikoi Margarita Popsicle

Photo and inspiration from Morgan @ Host the Toast

Photo and inspiration from Morgan @ Host the Toast

Surfing the web we came across this little piece of cold brilliance at the popular party website, Host the Toast – The Creamy Margarita Popsicle.

We put the Bamboo Bartenders to the task and they have come up with the Hawaiian Passion Fruit version of Host the Toast’s terrific idea. So, just in time for the official start of summer – Memorial Day Weekend – Big Island Food Co is thrilled to introduce the Lilikoi Cocktail Mix Lilikoi Margarita Popsicle. Thanks Morgan @ Host the Toast!
* 1/2 Cup Tequila (add more or less depending on how much of a buzz you want!)
* 3/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
* 3/4 Cup BIFC Lilikoi Margarita Mix
* 1 Cup Water
* 1 14oz can of condensed sweetened milk
* Kosher Salt
* Li Hing Mui Powder (totally optional)
* 1 Large Lime
* 8 9oz Dixie Cups
* 8 Plastic spoons or Popsicle sticks
In a Large cocktail shaker combine the tequila, lime juice, BIFC Lilikoi mix, water and condensed milk. Shake until well mixed. Place the Dixie cups onto a tray or in a container that will hold them upright. Fill Dixie cups about 3/4 of the way full. Slice limes into a 1/4 inch thick rounds. Push the plastic spoons through the center of each lime slice so the length of the spoon sticks out. Place the spoons with the limes into the Pop mixture. Make sure the lime is resting on the top of the pop mixture. Freeze overnight. When frozen tear the Dixie cup off and sprinkle with Kosher salt and Li Hing Mui Powder. Enjoy!!! 

Bamboo Bamboozers

Jan & Jerry Parks - Summer of 2012

Jan & Jerry Parks – Summer of 2012

For Schience! – Joan

That is Jan and Jerry Parks posing with that bottle of Lilikoi Cocktail Mix, and they are a couple of cute little Guinea Pigs.

Way back in November ’93 they were among Bamboo Restaurant’s first real test subjec– er… customers. Jan and Jerry just happened to saddle up to the bar. Joan just happened to be experimenting with Lilikoi Margaritas. They dutifully drank what ever Joan put in front of them.

“Is it too limey? Too much sugar? To weak? Too strong?,” Joan quizzed on into the evening raising coconut glass after coconut glass of the tangy mixture.

“Jusch one more? You know, for schience!,” Joan shays. Who can say no to science?

That was 1993 and now it’s 2012. Years and years of data on the tasty Lilikoi Margarita have been collected since. We’re happy to report, it backs up Jan and Jerry’s original observations: it taste just right.

Thanks for all the help, Jan and Jerry, you couple of Bamboo Bamboozers!

Okole maluna!