Tiki drinks, by their very nature, lends themselves to excess.
Why use one rum when you can use three? A tasteful, simple lime wedge garnish? That
simply won’t do! Not when you can layer together pineapple fronds, mint, a swizzle
stick, and perhaps a flaming lime shell for good measure.
Indeed, short of molecular mixology, Tiki drinks may be the most complicated style of cocktails you can make. So, what were my wife Carrie and I thinking when we named our book Minimalist Tiki? Continue reading “Is “Minimalist Tiki” an Oxymoron?”
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”