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Exploring 60 years of Tiki cocktail history through the menus of The Mai-Kai

More than 100 Tiki explorers took a trip through time, from 1956 to the present day, via the lavish tropical drink menus of the world famous Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale during The Hukilau on Sunday, June 11. “The Menus … Continue reading

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10 reasons why you need Sven Kirsten’s new book, ‘Tiki Pop’

Pop culture phenomenons are routinely shunned by historians and academics. This is especially true in the case of 20th century Tiki culture, which has been typically dismissed as being kitschy and unauthentic to the native civilizations that inspired it. Of … Continue reading

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Pick up some Hukilau glassware for your summer Tiki party

The annual gathering of Tikiphiles in Fort Lauderdale is still more than 10 months away, but organizers of The Hukilau event know that some of us are always seeking out cool new mugs and glasses. This summer, they’ve re-released a … 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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