Articles Tagged: Tiki drinks

Liquid Vacation – Literary Monday

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I have long been a Tiki fan.  Way back in the day before the cocktail revolution, I dragged a bunch of friends to the original Trader Vic’s (well, it’s second incarnation since the original location burned down) in Emeryville, California.  We had a great time and I still have the coconut glass to prove it.  I have made a few returns but the coconut glass is not longer as easy to procure!

So, you can … Read more

Happy National Rum Day

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Today, August 16th, we celebrate rum, the wonderful spirit that is the base of many classic cocktails including the Daiquiri, Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Rum was instrumental in the growth of the American colonies, Australia and was a staple for British sailors until 1970.

So What is Rum?

It is a spirit distilled from molasses, which is a byproduct of the sugar manufacture. There are a few instances where Rum is made from straight … Read more

Fog Cutter Cocktail

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The Fog Cutter Cocktail or Fogcutter Cocktail is a classic TIki drink.  It was created by Tony Ramos a bartender at Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood sometime in the 1930s.  Not for the faint of heart, they say if you are a bit foggy headed, this one will cut right through. … Read more

Zombie – Don the Beachcomer 1934

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If you love Tiki Drinks like we do, this is one of the grandaddies of the genre. Created by Don the Beachcomer in 1934, the recipe was top secret.  Don even instituted a two Zombie limit to keep the competition from figuring it out. Maybe it could have been that they were really strong as well!

The recipe we have here was adapted by Tiki Historian Jeff Barry for his book, Sippin’ Safari, a must … Read more

Zombies Are Hot This Halloween

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Thanks to The Walking Dead, zombies are this year’s vampires. And that is saying something. So, what could be better this Halloween than dressing up as a zombie and serving up some Zombie cocktails? You couldn’t have a hotter theme for this year’s Halloween party.

According to the Dave Wondrich, the professor of liquid libations, the Zombie is an old drink. It was allegedly invented by Don the Beachcomber in the 1930s to provide … Read more

Dave Wondrich’s Zombie

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