trader vic

Santa’s Whiskers

All the wonderful, classic Holiday cocktails and I have to post my own. The nerve! I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I should be devoting this space to the Zig Zag Hot Buttered Rum or – well really, I don’t know that there’s anything else that needs to go on that list. Still, [...]

Filed Under: Cocktails, Holiday Drinks, Rum

Mai Tai

Iconic rum drinks are numerous.  From the daiquiri to the mojito to the omnipresent “Rum & Coke” (or Cuba Libre if you’re going to do it properly), they’re everywhere.  In 1944 one of the most iconic rum cocktails of all, perhaps only dwarfed by the daiquiri, was introduced by Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron.  The flagship [...]

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Mixology Monday: Dizzy Dairy

For a second there I was worried that Mixology Monday might miss the entire month of September.  I’m sure you were worried too.  And if you weren’t, just pretend that you were to make me feel better. The fine folks at the eGullet forums are hosting this month’s virtual cocktail party.  I often find myself [...]

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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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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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