Modern Tiki: Mr Bodi Hai

I’m giving you guys fair warning that theres a bunch of history in this video and I talk a bit before we get to the cocktail so if you aren’t interested here’s a time stamp: 3:19

Mr. Bodi Hai was created by Los Angeles bartender and Tiki expert Nathan Hazard who is now the Real McCoy rum brand ambassador. It has also been published in New York Bartender/Cocktail Consultant Shannon Mustipher’s book Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails,which all of you should pick up and read, definitely one of my favorite cocktail books of the year (link is below). I got to sit down with Nathan at my bar pretty recently for a Rum tasting and history lesson and was so intrigued, I had to include his amazing cocktail on this channel. This drink was inspired by the Mr. Bali Hai cocktail (which we already did an episode on) which is one of my absolute favorites in the tiki cannon.

At first glance Real McCoy might seem like a vanity rum and truth be told when I first encountered it I was a little skeptical. I will admit I am a bit of Rum novice though so I take every opportunity to sit down with people who know more, taste the juice, have a chat and get educated. When some bar managers sit down with spirits reps a lot feel that they’re just being marketed to, and sometimes that’s true. But I always try and learn something I didn’t know from these interactions and it’s always payed off in spades. Real McCoy takes it’s name from Bill McCoy (not related to the Hatfields and McCoys so calm down you history buffs) who was a rum runner during prohibition. He figured out that he could load a boat with rum, sail it up to New York City and sell it to people by parking his boat three miles off shore. Why three miles? Because according to the laws of the day, three miles off shore was international waters and the authorities had no jurisdiction. Mr. McCoy made a name for himself because he never adulterated his rum, while others were cutting their rum with Prune Juice and wood alcohol, Bill was always selling the best stuff. His customers dubbed his rum “The Real McCoy.”

Fast forward to present day and filmmaker Bailey Prior travelled down to Barbados while making a film about Bill McCoy. While researching the film he met fourth generation Rum distiller Richard Seale who was operating the Foursquare distillery. Together they came up with the formula for The Real McCoy and the rest, as they say, is history. So do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle or two of this wonderful rum and enjoy this tiki drink from Nathan Hazard!

To Skip all the History and particulars here’s a timestamp in case you didn’t see it above: 3:19

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Barfly Copper Measuring Cup: 
Barfly Shaking Set: 
Barfly Hawthorn Strainer: 
Japanese Bitters Dasher: 
Angostura Bitters: 
Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails Book:

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Here’s The Specs:
1.5oz. (45ml) Real McCoy rum
.25oz. (7.5ml) Coffee liqueur
.25oz. (7.5ml) banana liqueur
1.5oz. (45ml) pineapple juice
.75oz. (22.5ml) Lemon Juice
.5oz. (15ml) Toasted macadamia orgeat
Dash Angostura Bitters
Pineapple Wedge and Frond Garnish


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31 Responses

  1. The Educated Barfly says:

    Sorry guys apparently my description is too long here's the Orgeat recipe:
    To Make Toasted Macadamia Orgeat:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread one cup of unsalted macadamia nuts onto a baking sheet evenly. Bake until fragrant, around 10 minutes. Let cool. Transfer nuts to a blender and add 2 cups warm water. Blend (on high) for about a minutes or until frothy and incorporated. Fine strain through cheese cloth or nut milk bag. Discard solids and transfer liquid back to blender and add 1 cup of sugar and a pinch of Kosher salt. Blend again about a minute or until sugar is fully dissolved. Fine strain into a container, will keep about 2 weeks in refrigerator.

  2. Karl Legensburg says:

    Glad to see that Marius is becoming more of a persona in these videos. Always fun to have a new Tiki recipe

  3. Johnny Mac says:

    Love the t-shirt lol

  4. J says:

    I made it to the end, what's the prize besides a tasty beverage?

  5. Jason Smith says:

    I was hoping Marius would just pop in, give that Ango a quick dash and pop out. Always watch till the end 🙂

  6. Smoke Sativas says:

    Definitely watched until the end, like always! Great job guys and Marius I don't mind the extra conversation

  7. Joshua Rocha says:

    You always gotta watch till the end!

  8. Andrew Jordan says:

    I laughed, I wept, I cheered, I made it to the end. But, only after reading the comments. Does that count?
    Loving all the Tiki Cocktails!

  9. Russell Johnson says:

    Love the shirt

  10. Andrew Jordan says:

    Ah! The old “reverse grip”

  11. Ria Stal says:

    I usually look til the end. I like the story's.

  12. fadnama says:

    5:03 belly laughed out loud… in public… 😂

  13. Ritamaya Chattakhandi says:

    Leandro, the Great Barfly.

  14. Christina Feigner says:

    I watch to the end. No recipe for the macadamia nut orgeat in the show notes.

  15. Gerard Ryan says:

    I watched thus far

  16. Gregory Setnik says:

    Of course I watch to the end. Gotta catch that sweet thumbnail and the recipe!

  17. Adam Berry says:

    Leandro said there may or may not be a prize, here we go I shot my shot!

  18. Michael Marks says:

    I watch until the end, to see the recipe.

  19. Ry Ry says:

    Why you always gotta be shitting in on my main man Marias LEANDRO??? lmao great vid anyways, always watching to the end to see y’all bicker like an old ass married couple.

  20. rockthebuilder says:

    I watch till the end because I like the splash screen or whatever it’s called that shows the pretty drink up close and lists all the tasty ingredients with their amounts. Admittedly though I do zone out a bit between the tasting part and the end screen, but I’ve seen all your videos and am a big fan, and am kind of used to the format of the videos you guys make.

  21. Gebjay says:

    6:45 – 6:50 (close your eyes and let your imagination do its thing)

  22. Cori Mi says:

    The hand gesture bit bahahahaha!so glad I subscribed to this !
    (Love the shirt.) I dont see how the coffee liqueur fits in but I am going to try it.

  23. Naru says:

    i watched till the end, your cute little argument so adorable.

  24. Torkild Kahrs says:

    5:01 Leandro is right. That could easily be confused with “egg white”.

  25. Alan Ouellette says:

    Marias! Stop jerking around….also yes I watched all the way to the end.

  26. G B says:

    No prize expected. Just know I always watch until the end. I also take notes, memorize the recipes, and buy the books… Hard work pays off. One day I'll look back at everything I've been through along the way and know it was worth it. Future Mixologist here..

  27. DarkFaerie316 says:

    Another great drink. Haven't found Mr Black here, would Tia Maria be an ok substitute for this drink?

  28. Cooper Roe says:

    Watch till the end every time, cheers!

  29. basil tschudi says:

    sais „jerking off“

  30. Spud Gunn says:

    You forgot the Agnostura bitters in the specs description as well!

  31. Ron B says:

    I don’t expect a prize but I do love the banter

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