Pharmacology of the Spirit

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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 […]

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 […]

San Diego Bartenders Battle at Tiki Oasis

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Attention all San Diego Bartenders!! With the annual August arrival of Tiki Oasis, summer is Tiki time in San Diego. This year, I am thrilled to announce that we are organizing the event’s first ever cocktail competition and we need you, San Diego bartenders! As the largest and longest-running Tiki gathering in the world, Tiki Oasis is an amazing opportunity to […]

BDW Goes to RumFest 2015

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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 […]

Moving On!

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I wanted to send out a big heartfelt thank you to all of you who graciously contributed to my Indiegogo Campaign.  As you should have already received your refunds back, I am sure you are aware that the campaign failed to meet its goal. The good news is that we are pressing forward, so take that […]

The Spicy Side of BDW Launches On INDIEGOGO!

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This is it!  This is your chance to look behind the doors at Boy Drinks World and see what I have been up to.  A few short weeks ago, I found out that I had finally gotten formula approval from the TTB for my Serrano Cocktail Spice.  Now you can order a bottle through my […]

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 […]

BDW Bitters and Cocktail Spice

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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 […]

2013 Holiday Shopping Guide – For The Boozehound Who Has Everything

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The holidays are coming up way too fast.  I don’t know where the year went, but now is a great time to think about getting something special for that lovable drunk in your life.  This list mostly focuses on things for carrying your booze around (and for some reason a juicer for the boozehound that has […]

San Diego Spirits Festival

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This summer, I attended the San Diego Spirits Festival and I have been meaning to write about it for some time.  I think I needed some time to mull it over.  After going to several spirits events around the same time, I was worried that my perspective might have been a bit skewed.  There were […]