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How a Mai Tai should NOT be and how it should be

Demerara Rums from Guyana


Demerara Rums Part Two


Demerara Rums Part Three


Cachaca and Rhum agricole, what`s the difference?


CACHACA – Around Brazil in 40.000 Alembics

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Tahitian Vanilla Syrup


Hibiscus Grenadine


Gomme syrup


Learn how to easily open a coconut and mix up a tasty Coconaut.


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Let´s get Tropical with Daniele Dalla Pola!

Champion of the 42 Below cocktail world cup and owner of the Nu Lounge Bar in Bologna, Italy – master of tiki drinks and tasty libations and undisputed lover of pineapples, meet Daniele Dalla Pola!

Hailing from Milan and now living in Bologna where he resides at the Nu Lounge Bar when he`s not […]

A Peek at Rational Spirits First Rum – Santeria

Picture credit for this awesome picure of the Santeria bottle surrounded by two of Mark Holts tiki mugs: Cocktail Guru


So how to tame this beast?? that was my first question to myself when I had my first sip of the Santeria rum that was made by the Lost Spirits distillery for Rational […]

Hamilton Jamaica, Demerara and Saint Lucia Rums!

Up for review I have here three bottles of Hamilton rums from the Ministry of Rum Collection – a pot still Saint Lucian rum from 2006, aged 7 years, the Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum and then the 86 proof Demerara rum. These are rums I was wanting to review for a very long […]

Kahuna Kevin`s Tiki Cocktails Vol. III with 44 Tropical Drink Recipes!

Following the two first books which I purchased at the last year´s Tiki Oasis, this is the new third volume of Kahuna Kevin`s Tiki Cocktails. The third book is in the same style as the two others, with 44 new recipes of tropical drinks to make with color photos and mixing instructions for each […]

Tiki Bars – Latitude 29

And so finally I got to go the Latitude 29! I´ve been waiting since they opened with great anticipation and (high) expectancy…..well…I try to not have too high expectations whatever it is, better to have an open mind, but with this one i`s a bit different….because this is the BUM`s place….this is the man […]

TOTC 2015 – Events, Competitions and Tastings!

It`s fun at the Tales! so many tastings, so much to try and so many events and parties…..well you can only do so much…..and you will STILL be uber busy…. When I try to remember all the things that we did it all get`s a bit confusing, but here are as a sort of Tales […]

Seehuusens Coffee and Chocolate Bitters

Seehuusens Coffee and Chocolate bitters is made by a Swedish bartender, Daniel Seehuusen. They are new on the market in Sweden (for now) and I must say, these bitters are very good!

Here is his story:

Taste has always been something that has interested me, and when I received Saturday candy as a child […]

Zombie Challenge 2015!

If the Bum had not cracked the code of the 1934 Zombie we would not have known it……

……and WHO can resist a Zombie? ………not me………..

So here we go again with the next tiki drink challenge, the one and only, the Zombie! oh how I love that drink! and not only does […]

Mai Tai Challenge 2015!

And the challenges continues…just a quick post on the last one, which is my all time favorite tiki drink, the good old Mai Tai……

And perfect for this challenge I happened to have a very special rum mix just waiting to be used…it`s a mix of six rums that was barrel aged for six […]

Puka Punch Challenge 2015

This weekend it was all about the Puka Punch! and that`s a nice drink using many rums so you can play around a bit with it!

The Puka Punch was made by Ray Buhen of the Tiki Ti in the 1960s (in 1961 Ray opened the Tiki Ti, now owned by Ray`s son […]