Still available: The Hukilau 2016 merchandise by Shag, inspired by The Mai-Kai

November 2016 update

Lots of leftover merchandise – including mugs, glasses, pendants, and swizzle sticks – will go on sale in January when the The Hukilau’s new website launches. Co-creator, co-founder, producer and organizer Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White posted photos of the leftover merch on The Hukilau’s Facebook group on Nov. 23, offering to add anyone who’s interested to a waiting list. But you need to act fast. “Some of these are in extremely limited quantities,” she wrote.
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The artist Shag created a special lithograph for The Hukilau 2016 that pays tribute to The Mai-Kai and the iconic Mystery Girl.

The artist Shag created a special lithograph for The Hukilau 2016 that pays tribute to The Mai-Kai and the iconic Mystery Girl.

Original post, June 2016

If you missed The Hukilau earlier this month, or somehow didn’t grab all the official merchandise by artists such as Shag and Eekum Bookum, now’s your chance to snag some collectible souvenirs.

Mugs, prints, glassware, swizzle sticks, plus beach and bar towels are all on sale now while supplies last. Many items are expected to sell out fast, so don’t delay. Keep an eye on the merchandise page on the official website for updates.

The Hukilau has also announced the dates for the 16th annual event, returning to the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 and The Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale: June 7-11, 2017.
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In the meantime, you can outfit your home Tiki bar with all this cool custom merch:

The Hukilau 2016 official limited-edition mug, sculpted by John Mulder and produced by Eekum Bookum, is a tribute to a tiki at The Mai-Kai

The Hukilau 2016 official limited-edition mug, sculpted by John Mulder and produced by Eekum Bookum, is a tribute to a tiki at The Mai-Kai.

Official Tiki Mug: Created by John Mulder and Eekum Bookum, the 2016 mug is based on a historic tiki in The Mai-Kai’s indoor garden (see 2016 photo) that used to live in the outdoor gardens (see vintage photo). Limited to 350 mugs, there were 115 remaining for online sales at $75 each.

Shag/Mai-Kai Lithograph: A limited-edition print with The Hukilau’s logo and artwork of The Mai-Kai’s iconic Mystery Girl created by Shag over a vintage photo of the restaurant. The acclaimed artist was a special guest at The Hukilau, hosting events such as Shag’s SkyLounge and the symposium “I Learned My ABC’s in Waikiki”. Of the 250 printed, 100 remained for online sales at $25 each.

Shag's Mai-Kai artwork adorns the  Zombie glassware for The Hukilau 2016

Shag’s Mai-Kai artwork adorns the Zombie glassware for The Hukilau 2016.

Zombie Glass: Featuring artwork by Shag of masks found in The Mai-Kai gardens, these custom glasses are well-suited for your favorite Zombie recipe, or any similarly deadly cocktail you serve up to guests in your bar. For long lasting results, do not place in the dishwasher. A set of two glasses is $30, while a set of four is $60.

Double Old Fashioned Glass: Featuring artwork by Shag of tapa whales, these custom glasses will make your Mai Tai the talk of the town. For long lasting results, do not place in the dishwasher. A set of two glasses is $30, while a set of four is $60. [See photo]

Shag Swizzle: Designed by Shag and manufactured by Royer Corp., the world’s leading producer of custom-designed swizzle sticks. The Hukilau logo appears on one side and Shag’s logo on the other. A set of 10 is just $4. [See photo]

For the first time, The Hukilau is offering a bar towel in 2016. The artwork was created by Shag.

For the first time, The Hukilau is offering a bar towel in 2016. The artwork was created by Shag.

Shag Beach Towel: You’ll be the envy of beachgoers everywhere with this eye-popping towel featuring artwork by Shag that pays tribute to tikis and a shrunken head found at The Mai-Kai. They measure a hefty 30 by 60 inches. Only 32 were left to be sold online at $35. [See photo]

Shag Bar Towel: A durable yet stylish accessory to your Tiki bar, this functional artistic statement is perfect for keeping your workspace tidy. Featuring Shag’s tapa whales, these towels measure 15 by 17 inches. Only 30 were left to be sold online at $15.

Note: All merchandise above will ship the week of July 24. Prices listed do not include shipping.
* See more photos in our preview story on all the merchandise

The Tower Barrel Mug and Shag Coaster Set sold out within the first 24 hours of going online.

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GREEDO IN PARADISE
Greedo was daydreaming about this drink, WHEN HAN SHOT FIRST!
(By Brian Miller of Tiki Mondays With Miller, served at The Hukilau’s High Tide on June 10, 2016, the Pier 66 hotel.)

Brian Miller's Greedo in Paradise featuring Rhum Barbancourt, served in The Hukilau's 2016 Double Old Fashioned Glass featuring artwork by Shag, plus the Shag Swizzle. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, June 2016)

Brian Miller’s Greedo in Paradise featuring Rhum Barbancourt, served in The Hukilau’s 2016 Double Old Fashioned Glass featuring artwork by Shag, plus the Shag Swizzle. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, June 2016)

* 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice
* 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce mango puree
* 1/2 ounce Latitude 29 Formula Orgeat
* 1 teaspoon Don’s Spices #4 (aka cinnamon simple syrup)
* 1/2 ounce blue curacao
* 2 ounces Rhum Barbancourt White
Shake with ice cubes and strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Rich and full of complex, sweet and exotic flavors offset nicely by the pungent Barbancourt White. Pineapple and curacao hit the palate first, followed quickly by a burst of orgeat, cinnamon and mango notes. This is one of the four distinctive cocktails featuring sponsor Rhum Barbancourt that Capt. Brian Miller and his motley crew of Tiki pirates presented at The Hukilau’s Friday night party. You couldn’t miss the day-glo green drinks making the rounds in the Panorama Ballroom as the New York City bartenders mixed up Haitian rhum drinks to accompany Southern-style Polynesian pu-pu platters by a down-home Atlanta chef (Jim Stacy) as retro-meets-modern exotica sounds born in mid-century Hawaii and refined in Southern California (by Tikiyaki Orchestra) washed over the crowd. It was an eclectic, one-of-a-kind experience only The Hukilau could deliver.

Related recipes on The Atomic Grog
* The Mai-Kai’s Spicy Hula Girl featuring Barbancourt 3 Star
* Brian Miller’s Haitian Frolic featuring Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star
* Beachbum Berry’s Tahitian featuring Barbancourt 3 Star
* The Mai-Kai’s 1862 Rhum Punch featuring Barbancourt 5 Star
* TheHukilau.com: See more Rhum Barbancourt and spirits sponsor recipes

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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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