Monica's Tiki Death Punch from FRIENDS | How to Drink

When your old pals show up to slum it at your coffee shop job with their (check's notes) Zabar's Bags, You know you need a big blender of Tiki Death Punch.


Tiki Death Punch is created by Monica in Friends Season 1 Episode 4 aka "The One with George Stephanopoulos". In this episode Rachel's old rich friends from her rich days show up at the coffee shop she now works at to rub their richness in her no longer rich face and gloat over the spiraling abyss that is Rachel's now non-Mrs.Orthodontist life and it feels bad man. Rachel is so distraught over the whole thing she shows up at Monica and Phoebe's slumber party and drinks a whole blender of something called Tiki Death Punch. We never find out what's in it except that it's pink and made of rum, but I did a deep think about it and decided it was probably sherbet.

Also, I was never really a fan of Friend's when it was on TV. I was more into Frasier if I'm honest here. I watched this episode for the first time in like 20 years for research purposes and I need to point out just how repellant I find Ross to be. Like, he's so sociopathic and obnoxious, the fact that this person has "friends" does more to damage the show's suspension of disbelief that the outrageous apartments they all live in. Ross is horrible and I had to cut out a lot of things I said about him in this episode because they just went too far.

Tiki Death Punch (Serves 2)
4 oz. -or- 120 ml. Raspberry Sherbet
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Lime Juice
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Strawberry Syrup
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Lemon Hart 151
3 oz. -or- 90 ml. Plantation 3 Star
6 oz. -or- 180 ml. Ice
Blend & Pour

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