The Jungle Bird Goes to War

The Jungle Bird is a relatively recent addition to the Tiki canon, originating at the Aviary Bar in the Kuala Lumpur Hilton in 1978. It’s solidly identifiable as Tiki, and the beginner home bartender can execute it without all sorts of “exotic” ingredients that show up in more complex Tiki drinks, such as falernum, orgeat,... Continue Reading →

Plantation Rum Tasting with Alexandre Gabriel

The Elusive Plantation Rum Stiggins’s Fancy. Photo credit: Rumba. World-wide rum sales are dominated by a handful of producers--the three goliaths of Bacardi, Captain Morgan, and McDowell’s, a rum made in India. The dominant thrust of Bacardi and Captain Morgan’s marketing is toward inexpensive rum with a fun, beach party atmosphere. For that reason, the... Continue Reading →

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