don the beachcomber

Three Dots & A Dash

June 12, 2012
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I love the smell of Tiki in the morning. Come to think of it, I love the smell of Tiki in the afternoon, evening, and in the middle of the night too. I guess what I’m saying is that I really like Tiki drinks. Three Dots and a Dash may be a bit of a […]

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Missionary’s Downfall

June 7, 2012
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Something that’s best described as refreshing, herbal, and delicious? Now that sounds like a drink I could get behind. Throw in one of the greatest cocktail names ever and how could anyone resist the siren call of a Downfall? The Missionary’s Downfall first appeared in Don The Beachcomber’s back in 1940s, though Jeff “Beachbum” Berry […]

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MariePalooza: A Tiki Band Aid

May 24, 2010
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You may or may not know Marie King. Marie is the bar manager at Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, California.  DTB is, of course, the former bastion of the Tiki movement that one Donn Beach once held court in as he introduced the world to drinks like the Zombie (and the 34 other varieties […]

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Jeff “Beachbum” Berry Gets Remixed

March 1, 2010
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I think Jeff personally revived the tiki cocktail, at first single-handedly and then with a growing pack of acolytes behind him.

- Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum

I’ve mentioned Jeff Berry numerous times here on RumDood.com. It’s hard not to. Actually, let me rephrase that: it’s impossible not to.

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry may be the closest person we have to a living Tiki God today

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Zombie Punch

October 29, 2009
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Don The Beachcomber has been mentioned here from time to time, but it’s rare that any of his drinks actually get covered.  Is it because I dislike Tiki?  Because I’m a Trader Vicist – a Bergeronista, if you will?  Is it because I don’t like his “mai tai” recipe?

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