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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 […]

San Diego Bartenders Battle at Tiki Oasis

Tiki Oasis 2015 Art

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charles Phoenix’s Tiki-Turkey Dinner

For all you tiki-heads out there here is a charming Tiki-Turkey Dinner video you need to watch. It really got my cocktail-addled brain ready for thanksgiving.   Another round of boozy videos! Pumpkin Kind Knows Halloween is Coming World Gin Day, Video of the Week! Video of the week May 30 2012: Martini, by Jim Meehan

Drinking at Disneyland!

Uh Oa! Drinking at Disneyland!

Check out this comprehensive guide to drinking at Disneyland. I really needed a way to make Disneyland more adult and more drunk. I am so much more excited than I have been in years by the prospect of a trip to the happiest place on earth.

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 […]