Could You Use a Cocktail? Here Are Some Tiki Drink Recipes Courtesy of Universal Studios

The shuttered theme park is hosting a Jurassic World viewing party, complete with drinks from the Isla Nu-Bar
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The slogan for Universal Studios Hollywood used to be Ride the Movies, but nobody has been able to fly around with Harry Potter or get spit on by the Dilophosaurus in Jurassic World: The Ride since the park shuttered in March. The boat ride was only eight months old when it had to go dark, so to keep the momentum going, Universal is hosting a virtual boozy Jurassic World watch party on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. The #UniversalAtHome experience involves fans watching the movie, drinking cocktails, and then tweeting about it.

So let’s see. First you mix up a batch of Bird of Paradise and Tiki Tai cocktails like the ones you can get at the Isla Nu-Bar next to the ride (recipes here), then everyone hits play on their personal copy of the movie all at the same time, then you go on Twitter (here) to… type screams at the scary parts?

https://twitter.com/UniStudios/status/1266028962616086529

May I also suggest having family members rock your chair back and forth, lightly mist you with water bottles, and maybe pop out of the darkness wearing a T-Rex mask once in a while? There have been so many families hungry for the theme park experience that many of them turned to making their own dark rides at home this spring. Check out #HomemadeDisney for some doozies.

“I mean. I love that they are trying to bring fun home to people. It’s a great way to promote their properties and keep people excited about the parks,” a die-hard roller coaster enthusiast who used to work the ride at Universal tells me, with mild enthusiasm. “But, for me personally, it holds little appeal.”


Tiki Tai

Ingredients:
1.0 oz White Rum
0.5 oz Pineapple Rum
1.0 oz Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Passion Fruit Purée
0.5 oz Orgeat Syrup
1.0 oz Dark Rum

Instructions:
1. Mix everything except the Dark Rum in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for five seconds.
2. Pour the shaker into your favorite tiki glass and top with additional ice as needed.
3. Float the Dark Rum on top and enjoy!
4. For a little extra flair, you can garnish it with a pineapple leaf just like we do at Isla Nu-Bar.

Bird of Paradise

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Passionfruit Rum
0.5 oz Silver Rum
0.5 oz Passionfruit Purée
1.0 oz Guava Purée
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Orgeat Syrup
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
1.0 oz Spiced Rum

Instructions:
1. Similar to the Tiki Tai, you’re going to mix everything except the Spiced Rum in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for five seconds.
2. Pour the shaker into your favorite tiki glass and top with additional ice as needed.
3. Float the Spiced Rum on top and enjoy!

Mai Tai (Non-Alcoholic)

Ingredients:
2.75 oz Pineapple Juice
1.25 oz Orange Juice
0.25 oz Grenadine
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.75 oz Orgeat Syrup

Instructions:
1. Mix everything in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for five seconds.
2. Pour the shaker into your favorite tiki glass and top with additional ice as needed.


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