MariePalooza: A Tiki Band Aid

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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Mai Tai Madness: The Winners!

Last month I had a crazy idea. What if I held a contest to get people to write about their best rum experiences and then picked the best one and had someone send them a bunch of booze? That dream has become a reality.  After a few weeks of collecting entries, we finally have a [...]

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‘Twas The Punch Before Christmas

‘Twas the Punch before Christmas And all through the bar Each contestant was stirring Hoping their punch would star… The first ever Punch Before Christmas competition at Malo (something both bar manager Rhachel Shaw and I are hoping to make a recurring event), sponsored by Kraken Black Spiced Rum, was held on December 10th with [...]

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Twas The Punch Before Christmas – UPDATE

Today is the last day to get your punches in for the first ever Malo/RumDood punch competition, sponsored by Kraken Rum! If you’re interested in competing in what is certain to be one of the most fun contests in quite a while and for a shot at $500, you need to get your punch recipes [...]

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‘Twas The Punch Before Christmas: A Contest and Malo Cantina are proud to announce our first ever LIVE punch competition! That’s right, a LIVE competition, sponsored by Kraken Rum – and you can win up to $500! My obsession with punches is apparently contagious and Malo Cantina on Sunset Blvd here in LA shares the fever that can only be cured [...]

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Visiting Brugal

A few weeks ago I left the cozy confines of the Anaheim Resort to travel to the Dominican Republic to visit with Brugal.  While there I toured their distillery, their blending and aging warehouses, and spent some time talking with representatives of the brand, including two of their Maestros Roneros. Brugal was founded by Andrés [...]

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It’s hard to believe it’s already been a full year, but Thursday Drink Night, the Mixoloseum’s weekly online cocktail party, turns 1 this coming Thursday, Sept. 3rd (OK, so really it turns 1 on the 2nd, but we can’t very well have TDN on Wednesday night, now can we?). To celebrate our first anniversary, the [...]

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