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Tiki Oasis 2014 Is Here!

Tiki Oasis starts today!  I’m in the middle of doing final preparation for my symposium this afternoon, The Bitter Side of Tiki.  Since tomorrow (August 16) is National Rum Day, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m On Fire: Hot Halloween Cocktails from Boy Drinks World

Originally posted on The Year of Halloween:
Kittens, if you stopped by to visit our booth at Mad Monster Party earlier this year, you might have seen a lovely little cocktail recipe book…

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Tartines to Tikis:
This weekend was Tiki Oasis in San Diego, the 13th edition of an annual gathering that brings together tiki fans from all over the…

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Punch, a Thing of Beauty Be!

Come ye back from the sea my friend,  lest the scurvy becomes your end. Drink punch with lime, and a ration of rum.  A brimming bowl, like a bucket of chum, It … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Cat-Hatten

Dubonnet, a spicy fortified wine with the bitter tang of quinine, is a great choice to replace vermouth if you want to shake up a traditional cocktail. This drink substitutes … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · 3 Comments

Absinthe Cookies

Nothing makes this boy happier than fresh homemade cookies, but true love came this week in the form of absinthe cookies from my talented cohort Ish.   These cookies are … Continue reading

September 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

An Old (Hot & Filthy) Favorite

By popular request, here’s a recipe for an old favorite – the Hot and Filthy martini. This drink is served in a cocktail glass with a potent garnish (think an … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

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