Monthly Archives: May 2013
Photo Post Who’s that behind the bar at Kokoro Sushi Bar and Japanese Bistro? #tikitender #guestbartender #europeanvillage
Top 5 Summertime Drinks: Tom Collins
In my book, there isn’t much that says “summertime” like a nice Collins drink. A Collins is a family of sweetened “fizzes”. The Tom Collins is the grandaddy of them all. You will need gin, sugar, fresh lemons, and soda water for this cocktail. While your shopping, grab some oranges and cocktail cherries. If you don’t have a Collins glass, try to use another tall glass such as a cooler glass or even a beer pint. Squeeze a half lemon into the glass and add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir this mixture a bit with a bar spoon. Fill with ice and pour in 2 oz gin. Shake with vigor to dissolve the sugar. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice. Alternate method (a little more labor intensive) is to muddle lemon wedges with the sugar then continue the rest of the process. This is how I make it when I want it to be extra special.
When you’re a bartender in a beach town, Memorial Day Weekend is always a busy one. This week is no exception. Today I am enjoying a glorious day off! Tuesday evening I will be at Mon Petit Chou Spa & Salon in St. Augustine Beach for their monthly 4Ms Night (Martinis, Massages, Makeovers and Manicures) Wednesday & Thursday nights will find me at the Golden Lion Cafe Tiki Bar from 5-close. Friday & Saturday I will be back behind the Tiki Bar for day shifts. Tiki Bar opens at noon and I will likely be out of there by 5 or 6. Sunday will be a marathon. Shutters up at noon, and I will be there for the long haul. In between, I will be running the show at Fun Coast Bartending.
Accepting offers now for buying me drinks, bringing me snacks, and shoulder rubs.
TikiTender Voted Favorite Bartender
Mark Woods aka TikiTender has been voted Favorite Bartender for the sixth time by the readers of Backstage Pass Magazine. Backstage Pass Magazine is an entertainment magazine based in Daytona Beach. The magazine covers Volusia County (Daytona Beach), Flagler County, and St. John’s County (St. Augustine). Votes are compiled via snail-mail, email, and through posts on the magazine’s Facebook page. “Tiki” has received this award for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, & 2012.
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Bull Durham’
The 11th thing you probably don’t know about Bull Durham is that is in my Movies Top Five. The Rest Of The List: Star Wars (A New Hope), Field Of Dreams, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
6. [Ron] Shelton had to fight the studio to cast Tim Robbins, because, as Shelton himself points out “Tim Robbins had one credit to his name when I hired him: ‘Howard the Duck’” and because the studio brass thought audiences would balk at the notion of someone as classy as Sarandon having anything to do with a guy like Robbins.
Hilariously, Sarandon and Robbins became a real couple during this movie, and would later name Shelton the godfather of their first child as thanks for giving Robbins a career and a lovely lady.
Read the rest of the list here: www.mandatory.com/2013/05/07/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-bull-durham