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Inuhele celebrates Atlanta’s meteoric rise as Tiki destination

What city best exemplifies the recent explosive growth of Tiki bars and Polynesian Pop culture? A strong argument could be made for Atlanta, which has been blessed with at least three new exotic cocktail destinations since 2015. Now, in just its second year, the Tiki weekender known as Inuhele has greatly expanded to include three days of bar-hopping, panels, vendors, bands, demos and more geared to the area’s burgeoning scene. Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: The late Dr. Fong has a funky and famous history

Updated August 2017 See below: Ancestor recipes | Tribute recipe | Dr. Fong review Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide | More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree The concept of a “Polynesian” cocktail is somewhat of a misnomer. While most … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: Take a trip back to Hanalei Bay

Updated November 2016 See below: Ancestor recipe | UPDATE: Tribute recipe | Hanalei Bay review Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide | More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree Some lost Mai-Kai cocktails are easier to trace than others. Even though … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Mutiny is a worthy foe in the battle of the tropical titans

Updated August 2018 See below: Our Mutiny review | Tribute recipes UPDATED Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide The Black Magic emerges from the shadows as a true classic Texas Tiki Podcast: Hurricane Hayward talks about Mai-Kai cocktails NEW There are many … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Double your pleasure with the exotic and delicious Zula #1 (and #2)

Updated November 2016 See below: Our Zula reviews | Ancestor recipe | UPDATE: Tribute recipes Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide The mysterious Zula #1 is easily one of the most curious (and deliciously distinctive) cocktails on The Mai-Kai’s 56-year-old tropical drink … Continue reading

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

Updated Oct. 31, 2018 See below: Our Zombie review | Ancestor recipes UPDATES: New secret mix | Tribute recipe 4.0 Related: Zombie Horde book | Zombie facts | Beachbum Berry symposium Mai-Kai cocktail guide More recipes: Altered State Zombie | … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: What could be Cooler than a Mai Tai history lesson?

Updated July 2018 See below: Our K.O. Cooler review | Ancestor recipes | Tribute recipe Related: Trade in Vic’s Mai Tai for this classic | Mai-Kai cocktail guide It’s 1937. A budding Oakland, Calif., restaurateur named Victor Bergeron ventures south … Continue reading

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