Minimalist Tiki

Pouring along with The Atomic Grog on The Tiki Trail Live

See below: Resources and links referenced during the show

Original event preview …

Join us tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) as we mix up the latest tribute to The Mai-Kai’s Jet Pilot on the Tiki Trail live on Zoom. Click here to check the recipe and make sure you have all the ingredients to pour along. The Zoom meeting ID is 724 724 4576.

Hosted by Jeff Ballard, the Tiki Trail is one of the longest-running Zoom meet-ups of 2020. Every week, Tikiphiles gather to socialize and ask questions as Jeff interviews a rotating array of guests including mixologists, artists and musicians. Don’t be late as we’ll be making the Jet Pilot right at the top of the show.

The official Tiki Trail mug by David Outland
The official Tiki Trail mug by David Outland.

The Tiki Trail kicked off in 2016 to bring together “the people, venues, events, music, art and style of all that is Tiki,” according to the mission statement on the official website, Before the coronavirus pandemic, Ballard traveled around the country visiting Tiki bars and events, posting interviews and sharing the stories of the subculture’s movers and shakers. The website includes an events calendar, marketplace, and information on the Tikicomber app.
* The Tiki Trail on social media: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

When COVID-19 shut down most bars and events, Ballard shifted his efforts online to continue to bring people together and also help struggling artists. All the special guests on the show are given the opportunity to promote their latest endeavors. There are also often sponsors who provide goodies for special giveaways. I created some tasty cocktails earlier in the month using some unique ingredients promoted on The Tiki Trail …

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We celebrated Mrs. Hurricane’s birthday this weekend with one of her favorite drinks. She had a classic Piña Colada (by Will Pasternak of @blacktailnyc) while I had the Hawaiian Coffee Colada (by @tiarewhodat of A Mountain of Crushed Ice). … Links to recipes in the comments. … Beachbum Berry Coconut Mug and cocktail picks from @cocktailkingdom. … Mahalo to @tikitrail for the promo goodies used in these drinks: @the_tiny_umbrella, Macadamia Nut Orgeat from @hamakua_coast_premium, and Hawaiian Rum Agricole from @kuleanarumworks … #pinacolada #tiki #tikidrink #tikidrinks #tikicocktail #tikicocktails #homebar #hometikibar #tikitrail #beachbumberry #cocktailkingdom #thetinyumbrella

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Launched in August 2019, Tikicomber is the first-ever Tiki community app. It gives users a fun, easy and engaging way to “discover, collect and share” all the people, bars, drinks, art, music and more that make up their own Tiki world. The app allows you to track your Tiki adventures, discover new Tiki finds, share your Tiki collection, and more. Click here for more info. Check for availability on the app store on your device.

Modern Caribbean Rum
Screenshots of the Tikicomber app
Screenshots of the Tikicomber app.

Business are slowly starting to reopen, so hopefully the world returns to normalcy soon so enthusiasts can once again get out on the Tiki Trail. But in the meantime, the Ballard is using his live Zoom events and app to keep us engaged. It’s a small but crucial effort to keep life’s simple pleasures intact and bring a bit of joy to the Tiki world.

Tonight’s Tiki Trail lineup

* Pour-Along with Hurricane Hayward from The Atomic Grog

* Music by Matt from U Can Uke

* Makani Marketplace featuring Moku Tiki, House of Modern Antiquities, and Devil Boy

Atomic Grog resources

Links to products and cool stuff referred to in Tuesday’s Tiki Trail Live …

(Inspired by Beachbum Berry’s recipes in his many books)

* 1/2 cup frozen Goya Passion Fruit Pulp (thawed)
* 1 cup purified water
* 2 cups organic Florida pure cane sugar

Bring to low boil on medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Quickly reduce to low and simmer to reduce syrup, around 10 minutes. Take off heat, cover and let cool at room temperature for up to an hour before bottling and refrigerating.

Commercial brands: Real Syrups | BG Reynolds | Aunty Liliko’I | Monin | Small Hand Foods

Other products we like ….
* Hamilton Beach DrinkMaster
* Nellie & Joe’s Key Lime juice
* Falernum: Fee Brothers | Latitude 29 Formula Falernum | BG Reynolds
* Fassionola: BG Reynolds | Jonathan English | Cocktail Wonk

Rum and spirits: Astor | B-21 | Blackwell’s | Cask Cartel | Florida Rum Society | Total Wine

Beachbum Berry’s books: Remixed | Sippin’ Safari

Mai-Kai cocktail review: Jet Pilot soars over its ancestors with flying colors
Mai-Kai cocktail review: Jet Pilot soars over its ancestors with flying colors
This latest and greatest version of The Mai-Kai’s Jet Pilot should be approached with caution. It’s big, bold and bad to the bone. See the full story
RECIPE: Tribute to The Mai-Kai’s Jet Pilot, version 5.0

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Support Tiki bars now by visiting their online stores, contributing to fundraisers
UPDATES: Support Tiki bars now by visiting their online stores, contributing to fundraisers
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