Well, here we are, another day in quarantine. So what do we do? Well, have another Make Your Own Happy Hour Adventure of course! Might as well improve some skills while we are cooped up, right?

 

Krakatoa Punch Tiki Glass

 

So let’s start off with the drink that helped quench my thirst during this Adventure. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really feel like making a complex drink for this Happy Hour. Sometimes you just need to make a quick drink, so I made my go-to, a Rum and Pineapple. But I did add one extra ingredient to make it different from the first time I featured a Rum and Pineapple, Grenadine. I used the real Grenadine that I specifically bought to make my Hawaiian Sunset Cocktail.
I’m not going to talk much about the drink since the thought on everyone’s mind is what is that cool glass? Well, folks, that is the souvenir glass from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Specifically, the Krakatoa Punch cocktail that whenever it is served a volcano goes off in the bar! I won this by answering a question from a mixology seminar at California Adventure! I thought I’d take it for a run finally. When I took a sip from it, I felt like I could feel the warmth of tiki torches surround me while hearing the ukelele players sing on the outdoor patio. I sure do miss this bar and especially Disney.

 

Onion

 

Alright! Let’s get this onion rolling to the cutting board, so we can get to our Happy Hour! What Classic Happy Hour Food can possibly involve an onion? Well, let’s first peel this onion’s outer layers and get to slicing.

 

Uncooked Onion Rings

 

If you guessed Onion Rings then you are an amazing human being and deserve a drink! Now that we have sliced our onions to be ring-shaped we must get to the next step, coating.

 

Seasoned Flour

 

The first bowl we will need to prepare will be for the seasoned flour. Just so everyone knows this recipe comes courtesy of Tasty, I’ll share the link to it down at the bottom as usual. It had listed other seasonings to help flavor the flour, but I wanted to use up some other ones for a unique twist. The main difference is the Red Beard’s seasoning and Chili Powder. Measure out the ingredients and combine them together in a bowl. It asked for a cup of flour, but I had way too much flour mixture after, so maybe ¾ of a cup would be best.

 

EGGS!

 

The next bowl is going to require some eggs. So I hope you enjoy cracking eggs because we got some cracking to do. This is step is important because it is what is going to help as the sticking agent for our next bowl.

 

Panko Bread Crumbs

 

Remember, this box of Panko bread crumbs from our Virtual Happy Hour Adventure? I’m thinking of those Buffalo Chicken Tenders right now as I write this. As I said earlier the eggs will be what helps the Panko breading stick to the onion.

 

Prepping Station

 

Above you will see my prep station all ready to go to get those onion rings nicely coated and dressed for their date with the air fryer. You can go with your hands for the dipping process or you can go with a fork to make sure you don’t get too dirty on the job.

 

Coated Onion Rings

 

Here are the onion rings when they have gone through the coating process. As you can see the Panko bread crumbs to not evenly stick throughout the onion ring. I had this problem with the buffalo chicken tenders as well. Now it’s time for the air fryer for 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes. The recipe says 5-7 minutes, but I think 8 is what you need.

 

Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

 

The recipe called for marinara sauce, but when it comes to onion rings, the ranch is the one thing I reach for. I decided to use the other hot sauce from Big Red’s that I was gifted by my mom, God’s Wrath. This one has a smokier taste profile to it, which I’m not the biggest fan of smoky flavored items but everything else about it was great. With a sauce called God’s Wrath you know you should only be using a couple of drops of this thing.

 

Air-fried Onion Rings

 

We’ve done it, people! After all of that prep work and cooking time, we have finally completed these Golden Onion Rings. Even after all that time working in the kitchen they did not turn out as well as I would have hoped. I think the breading just made the onion rings a little to dry. Luckily the ranch helped to bring that moisture to the dish.
 
Always have to have the dip pic
 
As I mentioned earlier the Panko breading didn’t quite stick which you can see the naked onion peaking out. I think after two attempts with Panko bread crumbs I have concluded that it is not the best breading component. I think I may have to give another go at making onion rings, but with a different recipe. I guess you can’t win them all in the end.
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Since I showed off my awesome Krakatoa Punch Tiki glass I want you all to share. What is your favorite glass that you enjoy using at home? Share it on Instagram and tag me at @OCHappyHourAdventures, so I can check it out.
Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.
May the adventures continue! Cheers!

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