Tag Archives: daiquiri

The Tiki Times – July 2017 Events Calendar: Tales of the Cocktail takes over

From the ashes of the Week in Tiki (and, later, the Month in Tiki) rises The Tiki Times. Still ambitious, but more practical, this monthly guide to what’s going on across the world of Tiki culture will hopefully be a … Continue reading

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Week/Month in Tiki (May 1-31, 2016): Recap Tiki Caliente; preview Tiki Kon, Tales of the Cocktail and Tiki Oasis; plus Tiki bar news and more!

As usual, May kicked off the Tiki event season with Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs. Check out a recap and photos, plus previews of Tiki Kon in Portland, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, Tiki Oasis in San Diego, … Continue reading

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The Week in Tiki (July 27-Aug. 9, 2015): Tiki Oasis blasts off, plus Summer event recaps, more rum and cocktail news

The summer Tiki event season reaches its climax this week with the big kahuna, Tiki Oasis in San Diego. We have a full preview, plus a recap of many other recent happenings: Texas Tiki Week, Hot Rod Hula Hop, the … Continue reading

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Special event at The Mai-Kai takes guests on a flight back to classic ‘Potions of the Caribbean’

Updated on Sept. 22 Since its release last December, Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them has set a new standard for cocktail history books. Chock full of vintage photos and … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: Short-lived daiquiri disappared when Cuba fell

Updated July 2014 This is one in a series of reviews of drinks that appeared on the original 1956-57 Mai-Kai cocktail menu but were later retired. Included is the ancestor recipe that inspired it, plus a tribute that attempts to … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: The classic Demerara Float rises again … and again

Updated May 2017 See below: Demerara Float review | Ancestor recipe Official recipe | Tribute recipe UPDATE Related: The delicious Demerara Cocktail just can’t stay retired | Mai-Kai cocktail guide More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree Most fans … Continue reading

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Six ways to celebrate Tiki, today and all year long

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 6 Over the past decade, the second Saturday of August has become an annual day of celebration in the world of Polynesian Pop culture: International Tiki Day. The holiday was created in 2002 by Kevin Bullat, the … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: A delightful after-dinner drink for wahines … and men too

Updated Sept. 8, 2015 See below: Our Wahine Delight review | Ancestor recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide A common misconception about tropical drinks is the notion that they’re “girly.” While they do tend to be sweet and flamboyant, many of … Continue reading

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