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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 in Tiki (March 16-31, 2016): Lost Lake fire and more Tiki bar news, event previews, Lemon Hart rum returning?

Late March was punctuated by upheaval in the Tiki bar world, including a fire at Lost Lake in Chicago and the confirmed closing of Trader Vic’s in Portland. We also have updates on the upcoming Pacific Seas in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Upstart spirits share spotlight with major players at sixth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

It’s a rum enthusiast’s dream: Seven days of nothing but tasting hundreds of rums and cocktails in sunny Miami, learning about the colorful history and culture that envelop every aspect of the industry. But the sixth annual Miami Rum Festival … Continue reading

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Cocktails reach new heights of creativity at Miami Rum Festival

Fueled by the first Miami Cocktail Week, mixologists upped their game at the 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April, presenting new and classic drinks with a modern flair. From the full week of events hosted by area bars, to … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Big Bamboo features big flavors, unique history

Updated September 2016 See below: Our Big Bamboo review | Official Mai-Kai recipe Related: Mara-Amu is a second generation classic | Mai-Kai cocktail guide More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree Of all The Mai-Kai’s legendary tropical drinks, one … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Black Magic emerges from the darkness as a true classic

Updated Aug. 29, 2017 See below: Our Black Magic review | Tribute recipes UPDATED Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide The Mutiny is a worthy foe in the battle of the tropical titans Prior to the opening of The Mai-Kai in 1956, … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: This Planters lacks the punch of it’s special cousin

Updated April 23, 2014 See below: Our Planters Punch review | Ancestor recipe Related: Special Planters Punch is tropical drink history in a glass | Mai-Kai cocktail guide There are two Planters Punches on the classic cocktail menu of The … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: A near-perfect Zombie, the classic deadly cocktail

Updated Dec. 26, 2016 See below: Our Zombie review | Ancestor recipes | NEW: Tribute recipe 3.0 Related: Zombie Horde book | Zombie facts | Beachbum Berry symposium Mai-Kai cocktail guide More recipes: Altered State Zombie | Atomic Zombie | … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Find out what makes the Shark Bite so Jawesome

Updated March 16, 2016 See below: Our Shark Bite review | Ancestor recipe | Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide We continue our journey through dangerous waters this week with another of The Mai-Kai’s signature drinks, the Shark Bite. Considering … Continue reading

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