mai tai

A Month of Mai Tais

It started with a single drink.  I sat in the dining room of Luau in Beverly Hills as the waitress handed my companion and me our drinks.  I was eager to try mine.  Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry designed the bar menu, and this being our second round of drinks, I was prepared for another excellent [...]

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Appleton Estate V/X

The Appleton Estate line of rums, from the simple gold and white all the way up to their 21 year old and Master Blender’s Legacy, are truly spectacular.  I’ve made no secret of the fact that the collection of rums carefully crafted by Joy Spence – Appleton’s Master Blender – is probably my favorite overall [...]

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Mai Tai: The Butchered Beverage

The Mai Tai is probably one of the better-known rum cocktails – right up there with the mojito and the daiquiri.  It’s practically the King of Tiki or Tropical drinks.  Anyone that’s ever been on a vacation to a tropical island or locale has probably ordered one at some point.  And the sad fact of [...]

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