Trader Tiki, Painkiller NY Change Names

June 10, 2011
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File this under “things people have been talking about a lot for the past two days.” Both Trader Tiki’s Exotic Syrups and Painkiller NY Tiki Bar have announced name changes this week due to litigation relating to trademarks. Both changes have brought on a great deal of anger from the community (though I’ll admit that […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned Behind The Bar

May 26, 2011
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I’ve now spent nearly a year on the working side of a bar every Sunday. I went into the adventure planning on maybe doing a few shifts as a barback for Jason at 320 Main and somehow managed to progress from Jason’s shadow to Sunday Lunch Bartender to Sunday Night Bartender in the process. In […]

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Ron de Jeremy

May 18, 2011
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I honestly don’t think that there has been a rum – or any product for that matter – that I have had more people ask me for my opinion on in hushed tones than Ron de Jeremy. There’s a palpable amount of intrigue surrounding this new product. Here you have a product that has been […]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main

May 16, 2011
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I’m either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. After spending my Sundays working at 320 Main in Seal Beach, California behind the bar, Jason Schiffer and I decided that if Trader Tiki can do Tiki Nights at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, then why couldn’t we do a series of Tiki nights at 320 Main? […]

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DonQ Gran Añejo

April 19, 2011
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During the 1820s, a Spaniard by the name of Sebastian Serrallés emigrated to Puerto Rico and created a new hacienda named Hacienda Teresa. Being in the Caribbean and owning a decent plot of land, Serralles did what most new farmers did in the region: he started growing sugar cane. In 1865, his son, Don Juan […]

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Rum & Cheese at Eva’s

March 1, 2011
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Nestled along the famous Pacific Coast Highway, spitting distance from the beach in Laguna Beach, California is one of my favorite restaurants: Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen. I’m sure it makes sense that I would love a restaurant that focuses on cuisine from the part of the world that is known for making my favorite spirit. But […]

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English Ruff

February 9, 2011
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English Ruff 1 oz Applejack .75 oz Smith & Cross Rum .5 oz Punt e Mes 1 tsp Gomme Syrup 1 tsp Apfel Schnapps Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. No garnish. I swear this blog isn’t just a repository for my own, personal drink recipes. This recipe is more of […]

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