Monthly Archives: July 2009

Video from the party

A nice video from the Reggae Vibez party last week

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Adventures In Bartending (July 26)

Besides the obvious making of drinks, taking care of guests, etc., here is a sampling of my bartending adventures over the weekend:

  • Helped a co-worker jump start her car.
  • Dropped off a customer’s glasses at his house on my way home.
  • Judged a fun limbo contest.
  • Interviewed by Beach 92.7 FM.
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  • Survived a wicked thunderstorm by droppign the hurricane shutters and yelling for everyone to “Get inside fools!”.
  • Watched with amusement as one diehard customer rode out the storm with a glass of wine in a sheltered spot outside.
  • Searched to no avail for a guests’ brand new digital camera.
  • Spotted a wicked double rainbow in front of the Golden Lion.
  • Found out this afternoon that the camera was found in her car. Hooray!
  • Pulled off wearing my Irish National Tartan with a Bob Marley t-shirt for our reggae vibes party. I was telling people it was the “Irie” Tartan.
  • Was able to hang out with lots of friends, old and new, from behind the bar at the party!

Thanks to Martin Mowrey for the Photos!

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Classic Cocktails: The Manhattan

The Manhattan
The classic recipe, as interpreted by David Embury:

1 part Italian vermouth
5 parts bonded whiskey
1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir well over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry garnish.

My recipe:
2 oz whiskey
3/4 oz sweet vermouth

Stir well over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry garnish.

*Can also be strained over fresh rocks. Some customers ask for cherry juice. Some ask for bourbon. Some call their whiskey. My favorite Manhattan drinker, Ned, likes his on the rock with Canadian Club. *


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Featured Drinks for the Three8Six Party!

In the spirit of Reggae Vibez, here are the drinks that will be featured Saturday night during the beach party!

Hot Trini
1 oz Hot Damn® cinnamon schnapps
1/2 oz raspberry liqueur
splash (1/4 oz) sour mix
splash 7-Up®
splash pineapple juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice. Strain and serve as a shot or strain over ice in a double old fashioned glass.

2 oz Absolut® Pears vodka
2 oz apple juice
1 oz lime juice
mint for garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice. In a shaker half-filled with ice, pour vodka & juices. Give it a good shake and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Clarendon Cooler
2 oz Pango® pineapple & mango infused rum
splash Chambord® raspberry liqueur
splash orange juice
club soda

Combine all ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Balance with equal parts orange juice and club soda. Garnish with a slice of banana and pineapple.

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Three8Six Reggae Vibez Party This Weekend

Humble is not a word very often associated with me, but I have to admit I was a little surprised to see my face “above the fold” on the main page of Special kudos to Mrs. Tiki for taking the original photo.

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I think I need a Ukelele!

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Beastie Boys’ "Paul’s Boutique" Turns 20 This Week

Dust Brothers produced Paul’s Boutique hit stores on July 26, 1989. I was 17. I have to admit, I didn’t really like it. I LOVED License To Ill. *Spoiler Alert* My first concert, Summer of ’87, was the Beastie Boys & Run DMC Together Forever Tour. Paul’s Boutique, at first, didn’t appeal to me. The multi-act B-Boy Boullibaise was cool. I liked looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun better as recorded by Anthrax. In 1989 I was listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, Guns & Roses, & Queensryche. Could have been bad timing to fall in love with a new Beastie Boys album. In 1992, Check Your Head brought me back to the Beastie Boys fandom. It was then that I first appreciated Paul’s Boutique for the groundbreaking album it was (and is). As quoted from the Rolling Stone review below:

What anybody can appreciate: the long shadow this hip-hop masterpiece casts, from Beck to Girl Talk to mash-up culture and beyond.

The Beastie Boys have put together one of the “illest” music sites I have seen in some time to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Paul’s Boutique.

The important question is: Who wants to buy me the commemorative vinyl package?

ps I was serious about the vinyl!

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Three8six Reggae Vibez July 25 at the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach

Three8six Reggae Vibez July 25 at the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach

By Kari Cobham

FLAGLER BEACH –Stir it up with the three8six crew July 25 at Reggae Vibez on Flagler Beach.

The festivities kick off 4 p.m. at the infamous Golden Lion Café with Tiki drink specials served up all night long from bar folk and mixologist extraordinaire, TikiTender….

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Second Flagler Beach Tweetup

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