Mix up a Dark & Stormy to celebrate this month’s MxMo and the demon rum!
My rum selection is dwindling, but I return again to Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, Revised, for something light and refreshing…and plentiful.
The name itself is subtly warning you: too many of these and you’ll be praying to the porcelain tiki god.
Sweet but full-flavored, tropical without too much Jimmy Buffett and all the colors of a Hawaiian sunset. Hello, springtime!
I’m very excited to be the host of this month’s Mixology Monday, which spotlights one of my favorite wintertime spirits: brandy.
So. By this point, you may have noticed that I don’t often post about recipes gone wrong. I don’t tell you about the drinks I make that are on the “meh” side of boring, the ones that are mixed improperly or those that are just plain old bad. This information isn’t shared primarily because I’m [...]
Like many people, I have a latent pyromaniacal streak that kicks up whenever presented with the opportunity to do anything in the kitchen that involves fire. It is perhaps better for everyone I know that I have not yet given in to the temptation to purchase a kitchen blowtorch, as that is a trip to [...]
Ah, the holidays. They are upon us, and so begins the consumerist orgy known as “the holiday season.” Post Thanksgiving is probably my least favorite time to have to emerge from my home and engage with the rest of the world, as everyone is on a countdown to C-day and you, innocent bystander, are in [...]
It’s officially that time of year. Despite the nutty weather—which has kept me in short sleeves thus far—there is one sure sign that winter is here: the Tiki-Ti is closed for the holidays. Every year the Mikes close their doors and head West to Hawaii for the holiday season, leaving the rest of us to [...]
Part of the reason I am able to drum up the time to keep this blog is that I don’t have a television. No television, no cable, no wasted time staring at the flashing lights—which, when presented with a TV in a bar or other locale, is exactly what I do. If you’ve seen Land [...]
Invention is all well and good. Invention brought us the cotton gin, sliced bread, Velcro® shoelaces, my beloved new stand mixer; all the things we so love about our lives of modern convenience. (Though why, despite all this creative mobility, I still can’t find a decent ice crusher is beyond me.) Invention has done many [...]
I’m sorry if this post seems a little phoned-in, but I am at home with my very sick cat. He took ill suddenly last night and it’s been a long day of the vet’s office and making space for a crate and administering medication…you get the idea. This drink happened the other night while my [...]
This year is screaming by so fast it’s hard to believe. Another month gone, another MxMo come to visit! This month’s theme is pairings, hosted by the lovely Liquid Muse, Natalie. I will admit to being really excited about this one, as it marries two of my favorite things: cooking and cocktails. I spend much [...]
Phew. It’s been crazy around here. Work and home have hit a fever pitch so I haven’t had much time to keep up with posting, for which I apologize. But I’m back with a big monster of a drink to make up for it. This one came out because the week started out rocky, so [...]