A quick post to share a recipe which several people asked for after my social media post.
The Coquito is a sinfully rich drink associated with Puerto Rico and Christmas. Some call it the Puerto Rican answer to Eggnog. I shall not describe its history and cultural significance here as there are many sources readily available.
After many years enjoying Coquitos at Seattle’s Rumba, I looked forward to another coquito season. But having moved to New Orleans, that wasn’t happening without a plane ticket. Luckily, I discovered Coquitos are incredibly easy to make! You’ll spend more time finding the canned goods aisle in the grocery store than making the recipe. Continue reading “Your Next Holiday Drink Sensation: The Coquito”
As you may have seen recently, Reàl Ingredients has generously agreed to supply the prize money for a fun little contest involving our book, Minimalist Tiki.
In brief, thirteen bartenders and ten bars are featured in the book, along with their recipes that follow the Minimalist Tiki ethos – about 100 recipes in total. Continue reading “Your Guide To Winning $2500 with Minimalist Tiki”
Newcomers to Tiki bartending quickly face an uncomfortable
question: Just how many rums do I need? With so many recipes calling for Lemon
Hart this, Real McCoy that, and DonQ something else, it quickly becomes
overwhelming. Continue reading “The Six Essential Tiki Rum Categories”
“Hey Matt, I think I found a bug in your book,” began a
recent message from my friend, Mike. ”The Trinidadi Issues recipes calls for
1.5 ounces of Angostura bitters…seems like that can’t be right (?)”
I chuckled. Mike wasn’t the first person who’d messaged me
about this recipe, certain they’d found a typo. Continue reading “Can You (Ever) Use Too Much Angostura Bitters?”
Day in and day out, one of the most popular post here at Cocktail Wonk is Minimalist Tiki: What you truly need to make the classics at home.
At long last, I’ve finally heeded Mrs. Wonk’s wisdom that this article was a book needed to be written. Without further ado, we’re pleased to announce THE BOOK!
Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at
Classic Libations and the Modern Tiki Vanguard
Minimalist Tiki is a hefty, no-compromises book—hardcover and in
full, glorious color, with more than 300 pages of geeking out, photos and
recipes. It weighs over 3 pounds! We hope it will sit proudly alongside the
books that inspired it. Continue reading “Minimalist Tiki – The Book! For Sale Now!”
It’s an annual Cocktail Wonk tradition to holistically examine
the last twelve month’s writings and pick the ten stories most deserving of
highlighting and after-the-fact commentary. Continue reading “The Cocktail Wonk Top Ten Stories of 2018”