To get one in the mood for hot times in the summertime; Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar is hosting a monthly special summer sizzler appropriately titled “Tropical Tuesday” beginning Tuesday, May 28 (9PM-2AM). Headed by beachcombing and treasure seeking record digger DJ Richard “Tab-boo!” Pierson, “Tropical Tuesday” unearths a megamix of of torrid tunes including Hawaiian style steel guitar, gamelan jazz, Latin Salsa, Cuban Danzon, Argentine tango, Ghanaian high-life, West African Afrobeat, Dominican Bachata and Merengue, Colombian Cumbia and Spanish Nuevo flamenco. Richard will be spinning the eclectic exotica platters that matter featuring rare gems plucked from his collection of crazy bongo rhythms, Calypso soul, steel drumming beats and other cool sounds for this fiery fantasy.
We will also be featuring a new menu of tasty tropical speciality summer cocktails that will transport our intrepid safari-ers to those mythical Shangri-la lands of bliss and harmony. You’ll be easily able to find a bit of paradise with these tantalizing and refreshing taste quenchers that really pack a punch.
Tuesday Tropical Cocktails:
South Seas Chrysanthemum – $10
Ransom Dry Vermouth, Benedictine & 2 Droppers St. George Absinthe Verte. Shaken. Served neat. Strained into cupe with a lemon peal garnish.
Nightboat to Rio – $9
Cachaca, Cochi Americano, Lime, Demerara Simple Syrup & top with Seltzer. Shaken. Served with ice in a collins glass. Lime garnish.
Port of Pleasure – $9
Mt. Gay Rum, Housemade Passion Fruit Syrup, Lime & Demerara Syrup. Shaken. serve on ice in collins glass. Peach wedge garnish.
The fantasy island event, “Tropical Tuesday” will continue throughout the spring and summer. The May 28 offering will continue its journey on June 25, July 23 and August 27.