And the refreshed Tangaroa Terrace Bar & Grill also now has an outdoor bar (!!!) — so you can get Trader Sam’s drinks without even going into the popular tiki bar!
This is super convenient — and takes advantage of the great outdoor lounge spaces around Tangaroa Terrace!
The newest cocktails on the Trader Sam’s menu are the Tangaroa Cooler and the Sea Monster’s Embrace, and both are served in these unique mugs.
You can buy the drink (served in the mug), buy the mug (without the drink), or buy both the drink and the mug. And there are lots of Trader Sam’s tiki mug collectors out there. We totally get it: these mugs are clever and fun!
The Tangaroa Cooler is a drink designed to celebrate the reopening of Tangaroa Terrace, which shares a building with Trader Sam’s (and has many similar menu items — which you can see HERE in our Tangaroa Terrace lunch review!). This consists of Hendrick’s Gin, Orgeat Syrup (an almond syrup), Falernum (a Caribbean syrup liqueur), Angostura Bitters, and lemon and grapefruit juices.
The combination of components is really interesting here, and they meld well together. We felt the lemon came through most strongly, and the bartender was delightfully heavy-handed with the alcohol.
This was easy enough to drink and refreshing overall. Plus, you know, it’s fun to drink anything out of the mug, right?
The Sea Monster’s Embrace is a share-able drink designed for two (or more!). It’s served in a bowl with a ceramic sea monster poking his head out of the drink, so you know it’s going to be a an adventure.
The Sea Monster’s Embrace consists of The Real McCoy and Plantation Dark Rum, New Amsterdam Gin, Christian Brothers Brandy, Passion Fruit, Falernum, and orange/lime/pineapple juices. It’s definitely got a tropical vibe.
And check out the detail on the new “mug!”
But the Sea Monster’s Embrace was also a heavy pour. So it’s good, but it’ll knock you over! Bring friends for this one one-two punch bowl of a drink!
Here’s the skinny on pricing. You can get the Tangaroa Cooler mug for $38 — including the drink — and the Sea Monster’s Embrace vessel for $58 — including the drink. (The drinks without the souvenir mugs are much less, of course…and they’ll still be served in the mugs, you just won’t get to take them home.) Good thing you’ll have taken several sips of the Sea Monster’s Embrace before the bill comes. :p
Click here to read our review of BREAKFAST at the newly reopened Tangaroa Terrace!
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What do you think of these new cocktails from Trader Sam’s? Will you put them on your list to try? Tell us in the comments!