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First Annual Bartender’s Battle at Tiki Oasis

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One year ago, I did it. I over stepped. I hadn’t the time, the energy or the experience. What I did have was passion and determination and just enough knowledge to be dangerous.  The result was a Tiki Bartender Battle that was a really raucous good time.  Surprisingly it all came together without a hitch […]

Mes De Verde

  The Mes De Verde, a Margarita variant cocktail by Stephen Kurpinsky, has been named the Cocktail Of The Moment at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla, California. That is pretty awesome because not only does it taste amazing, it contains Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice. If you get a chance, head to […]

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 […]

BDW Goes to RumFest 2015

BDW En Route to Miami Rum Renassaince 2015

Once again I have traveled deep into the heart of Florida to attend the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival (or RumFest as its is affectionately know).  Rum is fun, rum has almost no rules and rum has an image that is care free and delightfully escapist. It is also emerging into the public consciousness as a premium spirit. This makes […]

Tiki Oasis 2014 Is Here!

2014 Tiki Oasis

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 […]

BDW Bitters and Cocktail Spice

Boy Drinks World Bitters

If you’re one of the lucky few who’ve gotten a chance to try our prototype Boy Drinks World Bitters and Serrano Cocktail Spice, congratulations, and thank you for your support!  For everyone else, rest assured we are working our way through licensing to bring our specialty hand-crafted cocktail ingredients to the market – we are as eager for […]

Hot Off the Presses

I was pleased to wake up today to an article by Warren Bobrow that list Boy Drinks World Bitters among the best bitters in the world.  Thanks Warren, you made my day!   Check out the other great bitters in the article by Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, in Beverage Media magazine.  Thanks guys!  

Boy Drinks World ON TREND at Tales of the Cocktail

Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice

Just got back from a week at Tales of the Cocktail.  Another year, another great experience at Tales.  There’s too much to write about to share it all now, but I thought I’d put up a link to this great article about some of the cocktail trends spotted this year at Tales, including a nice mention of […]

Bitters Lab

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Well, it is all happening very fast.  Boy Drinks World is a business.  I was delivered my first order of commercial grade 190 proof NGA (neutral grain alcohol).  I spent my morning in my rented lab (kitchen) hard at work drying citrus peel and chopping serrano peppers.  I am going to have to work quick […]

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 […]