The 12 Days of Christmas, Mai-Kai style

Derby Daiquiri. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, November 2011)

Derby Daiquiri. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, November 2011)

On the first day of Christmas
The Mai-Kai gave to me
a Derby Daiquiri

On the second day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

On the third day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri

On the fourth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

Mutiny, April 2011

Mutiny, April 2011. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward)

On the fifth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

Mara-Amu, March 2011

Mara-Amu, March 2011 (photo by Hurricane Hayward).

On the eighth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Eight Mara-Amus,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Nine Deep Sea Divers,
Eight Mara-Amus,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

Shrunken Skull. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, July 2011)

Shrunken Skull. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, July 2011)

On the tenth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Ten Mai-Kai Blizzards,
Nine Deep Sea Divers,
Eight Mara-Amus,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Eleven Piña Passions,
Ten Mai-Kai Blizzards,
Nine Deep Sea Divers,
Eight Mara-Amus,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

Mai-Kai Christmas tree, December 2012

Mai-Kai Christmas tree, December 2012. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward)

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
The Mai-Kai gave to me,
Twelve Bora Boras,
Eleven Piña Passions,
Ten Mai-Kai Blizzards,
Nine Deep Sea Divers,
Eight Mara-Amus,
Seven K.O. Coolers,
Six Mai-Kai Swizzles,
Five Mutinys,
Four Hidden Pearls,
Three Shark Bites,
Two Shrunken Skulls,
And a Derby Daiquiri.

Mele Kalikimaka!

About Hurricane Hayward

A professional journalist and Florida resident for more than 30 years, Jim "Hurricane" Hayward shares his obsession with Polynesian Pop and other retro styles on his blog, The Atomic Grog. Jim's roots in mid-century and reto culture go back to his childhood in the 1960s, when he tagged along with his parents to Tiki restaurants and his father's custom car shows. His experience in journalism, mixology, and more than 20 years as an independent concert promoter make him a jack-of-all-trades in the South Florida scene. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Jim is a longtime web producer for The Palm Beach Post. In his spare time, he has promoted hundreds of rock, punk, and indie concerts under the Slammie Productions name since the early 1990s. In 2011, he launched The Atomic Grog to extensively cover events, music, art, cocktails, and culture with a retro slant. Jim earned his nickname by virtue of both his dangerous exotic drinks and his longtime position producing The Post's tropical weather website.
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