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Listen To Me Talk Tiki On KCRW

April 5, 2014
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Not too long ago I was asked to stop by local NPR affiliate, KCRW to talk with Evan Kleiman on her show, Good Food about Tiki drinks and rum. I think I only mentioned Jeff “Beachbum” Berry two or three times, and to be honest, the entire interview should have been little more than me […]

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Revisiting the Twelve Mile Limit

February 10, 2014
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You never know when or where inspiration may strike. The Twelve Mile Limit is a drink I really love, but I have to confess that it’s not one that I often have. Keeping a mental Rolodex of drink recipes that I like in my head can sometimes lead to complete brain lock-up when ordering a […]

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Piña Colada

July 6, 2012
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Get that stupid song out of your head because we aren’t discussing that abomination in this one. Just get it out of your head, I’ll wait. Done? Good. Moving on. The Piña Colada is a tropical drink that lots of people think of when summertime rolls around and starts making everything all warm and toasty. […]

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Mojito

June 22, 2012
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When the air gets a bit too warm and the beaches beckon, there are a few things that come to mind that must be had immediately. Loose-fitting clothes or tight bathing suits must be matched with sunscreen and some body of water. Friends must be gathered and all must enjoy some sort of cool, refreshing […]

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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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Cachaça: To Rum Or Not To Rum

May 10, 2012
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Cachaça makers and importers have been celebrating the recent agreement between the USA and Brazil that has Brazil recognizing American spirits like Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey in exchange for the American recognition of Cachaça as its own spirit category. Until now all cachaça in the United States has been categorized as “rum” by the TTB […]

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