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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Diego Cocktail Week

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San Francisco, Manhattan and London have thriving cocktail weeks.  New Orleans has Tales of the Cocktail and Miami Has Rum Fest and here in San Diego we have a burgeoning cocktail week too.  Each year in August we have two great cocktail heavy events that take place on back to back weekends: Tiki Oasis and San […]

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 […]

Boy Drinks World at Tiki Oasis!

BDW Tiki Oasis Drink Menu

If you’re celebrating summer the tiki way at Tiki Oasis this weekend, don’t forget to stop by our event during the room crawl!  We’ll be serving up a whole menu of drinks featuring Boy Drinks World Bitters – it’s tiki with a bitter twist! Another round? – Boy Drinks World Bitters Lab – Ain’t No Party […]

Playing Outlawed Tunes on Outlawed Pipes

It was a warm summer night in San Diego when Rob Burr (the Rum Scout) and I stumbled out of the Tiki Oasis Room Crawl, or maybe it was morning.  Two hours past the witching hour we were tired but exhilarated from our wild night of schmoozing and boozing.  To our surprise the hotel pool was in full swing and […]

Ain’t No Party Like a Tiki Party!

This year’s Tiki Oasis has been a smash!  Parties, people, atmosphere and wicked sugary hangovers are the norm with these fez-wearing and fun-loving folks.  This year’s theme is Exotic Espionage and Polynesian Pulp.  The hotel hallways are full of spies and secret agents who have made it their mission to get rum drinks into the hands of the […]