Pharmacology of the Spirit

Category Archive: Recipes

Bartending Techniques for the Atomic Age

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Tiki Oasis, San Diego’s annual Tiki weekend festival, is aptly named. Sure, because it is a like stepping into another world, it could have been called Tiki Island or even Tiki Planet, but it is quite literally an oasis of Tiki escapism embedded in the heart of San Diego’s metropolis. As a San Diego local and […]

Hot Buttered Rum

Boy Drinks World Hot Buttered Rum Recipe (7)

As the holidays draw to a close we can now reflect on our good times and fond memories.  I for one am glad the season is ending.  It was great, but it was also exhausting.  The one thing I will take away was the feeling of serving a new cocktail for the first time at […]

Tiki Oasis 2014 Is Here!

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Tiki Oasis starts today!  I’m in the middle of doing final preparation for my symposium this afternoon, The Bitter Side of Tiki.  Since tomorrow (August 16) is National Rum Day,  I thought I’d get a jump on things and share two of the rum recipes I’ll be making in my class today: the EPAC Grotto […]

I’m On Fire: Hot Halloween Cocktails from Boy Drinks World

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I’ve teamed up with the nice folks at The Year of Halloween to do a giveaway in support of my Indiegogo campaign!  Click on the link below and let them know you’ve supported the BDW Serrano Cocktail Spice fundraiser by getting a bottle or sharing the link of Facebook or Twitter, and you’ll be entered […]

On the Tiki Trail – Prepping for Tiki Oasis with DIY Falernum

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First off, Tiki oasis is coming up (August 14-17).  For those of you who have never been, here is a quick primer: Tiki Oasis is a huge tiki festival in San Diego, California.  If you are into tiki or Rockabilly or Fifties pop culture or if you aren’t into any of that but enjoy Hawaiian […]

Papa’s Pilar

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I am always intrigued to find great new products.  New is always exciting and Papa’s Pilar rum hits that mark, being barely a year old. However, new is only the start of what’s interesting about this rum. The team that put it together really hit a home run.  From concept to packaging, to the  absolute […]

Fire!

Volcano Bowl by Tartines to Tikis

Tiki Oasis is done for another year and it was a blast! Before I can write about it, I need to recover, so in the meantime, take a look at this recap (and kind words about BDW) from the lovely Tartines to Tikis (which you should already be reading if you have a passion for […]

Rise of the Zombie: A Killer Cocktail

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Tell Your Boss Today it’s National Martini Day: Tuesday June 19th 2012

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I don’t know who comes up with these “holidays” and more importantly I don’t know why we all have to work today. I invite you all to enjoy a Martini (that’s right capital “M” Martini).  If you love Martinis please try one my way and if you have never had a Martini this is a […]

The Upper East Sider

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After watching several Jamie Boudreaux videos on “molecular mixology,” I found myself a bit torn.  The techniques are fantastic, but I am a purist.  The classics are my bread and butter.  I often reject cocktails that push the envelope too far afield from the simple majesty of the unadulterated classics.  That being said, watching these […]