My friend Oran Scott of San Francisco’s Relic Vintage sent me a fun text message recently. He’d come across a sweet little vintage outfit, a Mandarin-style top … Continue reading Hilton Hawaiian Village Server Outfit
A telling sign of the current state of tiki: last night at Pagan Idol, I was served a Voodoo Grog in an actual vintage Voodoo Grog … Continue reading A Voodoo Grog Story
Confession time: I’ve been using canned pineapple juice. It’s just… I don’t make a lot of drinks that call for pineapple juice. I only need it … Continue reading How to Juice a Pineapple
Playing with fire + imbibing strong drinks: good idea, or great idea? Okay, so it’s risky stuff. Use your head, keep your fire extinguisher handy, and … Continue reading How to Make Flaming Drinks
We’ve all learned that fresh-squeezed citrus is non-negotiable, it’s become dead easy to get good rums and syrups, and we’ve got great recipes. So why does that drink … Continue reading An Easy Fix for Your Tiki Drinks: Tweaking Your Shake
Tiki drinks are on the rise, but what are they, really? Before I tell you about tiki drinks, let’s go over something bigger: tropical drinks. Tropical drinks … Continue reading What Is a Tiki Drink?
This year brought a new addition to my slate of tiki efforts: Critiki Symposiums. At present, I have two different talks: one for bartenders, and the … Continue reading Critiki Symposiums: “Tiki: A Story for Bartenders”