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 […]

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 […]

Hot Buttered Rum

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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!

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 […]

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 […]

This Year’s Winners Are…

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I went to Miami to see my friends, to drink some rum, and to introduce people to my take on bitters.  What a crazy party it was!  This year, amongst the partying and rum drinking of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, it is important to understand that we did some real work by drinking…er.. tasting rum. […]

Rum Fest!

This is a busy time over here at the Boy Drinks World global headquarters, from trying to launch my bitters to traveling to Miami to attend the Miami Rum Renaissance festival.  I love going to events like this and so far I haven’t been disappointed.  After hitting up VIP events all week we are narrowing in on […]

A Tiki State of Mind

I had lunch with my brother this week and I was telling him about my recent trip to Manhattan.  When I mentioned I had gone to a really great tiki night at Goldbar, he asked me, “What is tiki?” I couldn’t answer him.  I rambled on about Hawaiian shirts and mentioned Don the Beachcomber and […]

Awakening to a World of Rum

Tales of the Cocktail, and the friends I made there, brought me a whole new appreciation for rum.  I always liked the stuff, but I usually would reach for brandies, whiskeys or gins.  I found myself hanging out one night in New Orleans with the Burrs, a father-son team of rum experts, and down the rabbit hole I went. […]