A book entirely devoted to one of my favorite tiki drinks – the Zombie!!
For the first time ever (as far as i know) has an entire book been written about ONE tiki drink, the famous Zombie. That`s how much this drink fascinates…
Now the book does of course not contain only one Zombie [...]
“The Zombie is not Lemonade”
This is the drink that made the tiki drinks famous! invented by Don the Beachcomber and so influential that people named their bars after it.
If you have had a well made zombie you know what i`m talking about…
This seminar held by Jeff Berry, Ian Burrell and Steve [...]
Browsing through Don the Beachcomber´s “Little Hawaiian Tropical Drink Book” it´s clear that Don used a lot of honey cream mix. Trader Vic also used it but it seems to me that Don used it more. I tried it the first time many years ago ( in 2007) when i tried to make Don`s [...]
Happy Halloween everybody, here´s a drink to wake the living dead! – or at least to make YOU become like a zombie if you make too many…
It´s a variety of the classic 1934 Don the Beachcomber’s Zombie with a blend of aged and overproof rums, plus rhum agricole and then cinnamon, grapefruit and lime..
I`ve had [...]
Now this is really interesting – here is one more producer creating rum especially designed for today’s exotic and tiki cocktails. To me that is a proof that the tiki drink trend is here in full force but not just as a trend, i believe it´s here to stay – that the tiki drinks [...]
Aloooha everyone! – it´s Mai Tai time…or rather – it´s Mai Tai rant time…
How many times does this need to be said??? – a Mai Tai is rum, orange curacao, lime, orgeat, simple or rock candy syrup and mint! and sometimes a spent lime shell in the shaker and glass. NOTHING MORE!!! really!!! PERIOD.
Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow! and flowed it did…rum here, rum there, rum everywhere – the UK Rumfest & Cane Spirits Festival is heaven for rum lovers and it shows people that rum is more than a spirit – it´s a lifestyle with a whole culture surrounding it.
The UK [...]
MAI TAI – A PATERNITY TEST
This seminar was led by Jeff Beachbum Berry, Ian Burell and Steve Remsberg – a trio guaranteed to both enlighten and amuse.
Since the Mai Taii is my favorite cocktail this also was a must seminar. The contoversy of the who made the Mai Tai has [...]
Time for a planter´s again! drink number 20 from Grog Log is Don`s own Planter´s. These are what i would call comfort drinks.
The history of the old Planter´s punch has been told many times and it´s not that long ago i did a post on it with eight different variations where Don`s own [...]
To continue my swizzle series…here`s the 151 Swizzle – and this is one hell of a tasty drink! it`s very simple too – and the combination of ingredients is brilliant. This drink was served by Tony Ramos at Don the Beachcomber`s in Hollywood in the 1960s.
Using 1.5 oz of the heavy Lemon Hart 151 [...]