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[9 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Many people like the casual beachcomber look of the Tiki bars for their backyard areas. You can find many varieties online to chose from. Some come hand carved from Hawaii, some are made of sabal palm wood. Some have thatched roofs and are made of bamboo. If you are redecorating your home and think that you have just the right corner to set up one in your home, it is recommended that you do some window shopping first.
After you have a general idea of the ones you prefer, start to …

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[31 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

The best detective in all of Hawaii has been commemorated in the most important manner possible – on a tiki mug.  Tiki Farm brings us the P.I. Hawaiian Idol Mug, complete with mustached goodness. Ferrari sold separately.
A few Magnum, P.I. trivia tidbits, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Tom Selleck won an Emmy for his Magnum role in 1984
His commitment to the show forced Selleck to pass on the Indiana Jones role in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
A Magnum, P.I. movie is rumored to be in the works, with Matthew McConaughey in the starring …

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[3 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

As everyone starts giving up on their 2009 resolutions, here are a few 2009 Drinking Goals worth enjoying (perhaps even implementing) from the Tasty Booze Blog.  Not at all related to all that is tiki, but still good for a few laughs.  My personal favorite:
Open and close a bar
I’m not talking about stopping in for a cheery morning pint before work and then stopping back by for a night cap. I’m talking about being the first person to belly-up in the morning and being the last one the bartender asks …

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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Best wishes to everyone as you celebrate the Christmas holiday.  May you be surrounded by family and close friends these next couple of weeks.
If you are looking for a couple of selected cocktails to keep everyone warm, check out the English Bishop or Feuerzangenbowle from the Christmas Cocktail Project.  We’re looking forward to trying out the English Bishop.
Mele Kalikimaka!

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[8 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

For those who grew up with Shrinky Dinks, here is an unusual Christmas gift – the Shrinky Dinks Tiki Island Party Pack!  It is designed for you and seven of your guests (or, your kid’s guests) to re-live the fun of Shrinky Dinks.   Those of us who grew up with these are now blessed with an opportunity to share the experience with our children.
By the way, my hunch is that these probably aren’t nearly as fun as I remember, but I am looking forward to finding out.

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[28 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The history behind tiki culture is in many ways even more interesting than the brief history of tiki style adopted in North America. Throughout the South Pacific, from Hawaii to Polynesia, Tiki culture and mythology has a long and rich heritage. Various myths and traditions come together to form the broad and diverse Tiki mythology.
The name “Tiki” is actually the name of the first man in Maori mythology, which originated off the coast of New Zealand. Within that tradition, the first human was actually a woman …

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[23 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

This weekend, the Christmas season will be upon us – here’s an episode of Tiki Bar TV to help you get in the mood!

In case that Tropical Blizzard recipe snuck by you, it was

1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Apple Juice
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice

Let it snow!

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a cool idea – a floating tiki bar just off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale. This June, the Hukilau will be making a three-hour trek into the ocean with 150 lucky passengers. Cost of the event is $80 per person, a pretty decent price if you happen to be in the area. The fee covers Mai Kai rum punch, appetizers, and live music. Sunscreen is apparently not included.
They have pictures of the cruise on the website – looks like a fantastic experience.

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[19 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

OK, interesting game from Trader Tiki: a list of 100 drinks to try before you die. It certainly is not a comprehensive list, but has some unusual choices. It has everything from whole milk to Zombies to Budweisers. Bottoms up!

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[18 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

From the “don’t try this at home” collection comes the tiki torch (a lit one, no less) going into a blender.  I had higher hopes for something more, perhaps a fireball.  Oh well, for your amusement…