Halloween Drinks for Island Time Radio

Green Demon
Equal parts:
Midori® melon liqueur

balance with lemonade

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass. Stir and garnish with a cherry.

Purple Devil
1 oz amaretto
1 oz triple sec
cranberry juice

Combine all ingredients over ice, topping with a splash of Sprite® to make it bubbly.

Pumpkin Pie Margarita
2 oz reposado tequila
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
sour mix

Rim a glass with the cinnamon-sugar. In a shaker half-filled with ice combine tequila, pumpkin puree, and about 2 oz sour mix. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into prepared glass. Delish!

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Yacht Rock Cocktails for Island Time Radio

Enjoy these sippers during tonight’s Island Time Radio Show (or any time you feel like an escape).



Photo:  David Malosh

Harvey Wallbanger
1 1/2 oz vodka
3 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz Galliano herbal liqueur

Stir the vodka and orange juice with ice in a tall glass, then float the Galliano on top.  Garnish with a cherry & orange slice.  

San Juan Pina Colada
2 oz light rum
1 1/2 oz cream of coconut
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake with vigor for 30 seconds.   Strain into a tall glass over crushed ice.   Garnish with a wedge of pineapple.  

Tiger’s Milk
1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz unsweetened coconut milk

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake with vigor for 30 seconds.   Strain into a tall glass over crushed ice or into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with an orange wheel.   

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Vote For Me!!!

It’s election season!    I humbly ask your support once again in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Readers’ Choice Awards!   They are doing it a little different this year, with a nomination period before the official voting in the summer.   Nominations run until March 25.   Please show your support for both of my businesses by nominating them!  You can make your nominations here.


Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge (Best Cigar Lounge in “Retail Therapy”)

Fun Coast Bartending (Best Event Planner in “At Your Service”)  They still don’t have best Bartending Service, so we’re going for this category again.  

Thank you for your consideration!  While you’re there, be sure to vote for your other favorite businesses!

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Island Time Radio 5/1/17

Fresh back from my trip to Austin, TX and just before Cinco de Mayo means it’s time for some margarita recipes!!!!


Electric Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. 

Catalina Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. Anytime I use blue curacao, I like to garnish with an orange wedge.


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It’s Voting Season! Rock The Backstage Pass Magazine’s Vote (By Voting For Me Of Course)!


It’s that time of year again.  The time when I ask you to take just a few minutes and vote in Backstage Pass Magazine’s “Florida’s Favorite” awards.   Thanks to your help I have received this award as Favorite Bartender 6 times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, & 2012).   Let’s do it again!!!!     I am also asking for the following votes on my behalf and for my peers.  You can see the entire ballot here.   There are several ways to vote,  the easiest of which is to send an email to with your votes.    Youcan also post on the wall of their Facebook Page if you prefer.


Vote For Me!
Favorite Bartender:  Mark Woods, Fun Coast Bartending
Favorite Live Music Venue:  European Village – Palm Coast
Favorite Cigar Store:  The Humidor – Palm Coast

Vote For My Friends!
Favorite Tiki Bar: Golden Lion, Flagler Beach
Favorite Restaurant Atmosphere:  Golden Lion, Flagler Beach
Favorite Karaoke Host:  Harryoke!


Thank you again for taking a few minutes of your day.  I will make it up to you year round by sharing your music events & buying your daughters’ girl scout cookies.  












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I Want You To Want Me! (Vote Me ‘Best Around’)

The Daytona Beach News Journal is holding their annual “Best Around Contest” voting from today until July 11th and I am here to ask for your votes and endorse a view of my peers.    Please take a few minutes to help local business (with a heavy does of me, The Humidor, and my alma mater The Golden Lion).

If you only vote for three categories, please vote for

  • Best Cigar Lounge:  The Humidor
  • Best Live Entertainment:  The European Village
  • Best Local Attraction:  TikiTender


Go here for the ballot (

First stop, the Shopping Section.  

  • Best Cigar Lounge:  The Humidor (this one goes without saying)
  • Art Studio:  Hollingsworth Gallery (JJ is totally rad)
  • Eyewear:  Flagler Eyewear (Rick makes all my glasses)

Next, Goods & Services

  • Coffee Shop:  Beachhouse Beanery (Many brainstorming sessions here)
  • Event Planner:  Alani’s Creations (One of my favorite people to work with)
  • Event Space: CoWork by Office Divvy (Are you kidding me?  This place is great!)
  • Music School:  Mason Music (Jimmy taught me to play ukulele)

For The Home:  

  • Pool Service:  Caribbean Blue Pool Service (Gary will not disappoint)
  • Storage:  Eagle’s Nest Storage (I’m here 3 or 4 times a week!)
  • Windows:  Benchmark Glass & Mirrors (Tom is the best)


  • Atmosphere:   Golden Lion (Still the king of the beach)
  • Bakery:  Old Vienna Austrian Bakery (Great family owned business!)
  • Beer Selection:  Breakawayz (Wicked good beer selection)
  • Chicken Wings:  Houligan’s (The best)
  • Fish & Chips:  Golden Lion
  • Hamburger:  Turtle Shack (Try the sweet and hot!)
  • Italian Restaurant:  Guiseppe’s (You’re missing out if you haven’t had Joey’s food)
  • Mexican Food:  Salsa’s (Taco Tuesday!)
  • Outdoor Dining:  Golden Lion
  • Pizza Place:  Giuseppe’s
  • Tiki Bar:  Golden Lion (They named their outdoor bar after me!)
  • View:  Golden Lion


  • DJ Services: Pyramid DJs (Vern is my homie and I even do event for pyramid sometimes)
  • Karaoke:  Harryoke (The tops!)
  • Live Entertainment:  European Village (Have you heard about reggae wednesday?)
  • Local Attraction:  TikiTender (get me some more media!!!!!!)

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Island Time Radio Show Drink Recipes (4/14/14)

Island Time Radio Show is broadcast live every Monday night on (The Sting 88.3 FM, Berea OHIO)

Here are the drinks I shared on Island Time Radio tonight.
Coral Reef
2 oz Malibu coconut rum
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 tbsp strawberry preserves
Blend with ice and pour into a chilled wine glass.
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz peach schnapps
1 oz orange juice
1 tbsp strawberry preserves
1/4 oz lime juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker half filled with ice.  Cover the shaker and shake until well mixed.   Strain into a glass over crushed ice.


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Get Some Tiki In Your Day! (My Upcoming Schedule)

If you’re looking to have a Tiki sighting, here’s your chance! Also, I need a new wall calendar.  

  • Friday 1/3  – The Humidor Cigar Lounge – Palm Coast (1-11)
  • Saturday 1/4 – The Golden Lion Tiki Bar – Flagler Beach (12-5)
  • Sunday 1/5 – The Golden Lion Tiki Bar – Flagler Beach (12-6)
  • Monday 1/6 – The Humidor Cigar Lounge – Palm Coast (1-8)
  • Tuesday 1/7 – The Humidor Cigar Lounge – Palm Coast (1-8)
  • Wednesday 1/8 – The Humidor Cigar Lounge – Palm Coast (1-8)
  • Friday 1/10 –  The Humidor Cigar Lounge – Palm Coast (1-11)
  • Sunday 1/12 – The Golden Lion Tiki Bar – Flagler Beach (12-6)

Also, catch me on the radio for Sunshine Lunch Hour (12pm-1pm) weekdays and Sunday Night Ska from 8pm-10pm.  Broadcasting worldwide at

Looking a couple weeks into the future, there are still spots available at the Foursquare For Small Business workshop at Office Divvy’s Cowork space. The workshop will be facilitated by me.  


See you soon!

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Florida Beach Bar Awards Come To Flagler Beach

The folks over at have a passion and that passion is visiting beach bars.   The site lists over 250 beach bars in Florida that have been personally visited by someone from their crew.   Each year, visitors vote for the Top 10 beach bars in Florida and the results are posted online.   For the past three years the Golden Lion Cafe (my home bar since 2005) has finished in the Top 10 Beach Bars.  Naturally, I take a little bit of credit for the award since I help get the word out.  🙂

On Friday, August 9th, the Golden Lion will host a party as they receive their Top 10 award from Florida Beach Bar founders John & Chris Sancin.  Music will be provided by Highway 1, out of Cocoa Beach.   Click over to facebook to RSVP to the party!

Below is the Florida Beach Bar song, honoring the Top 10 Bars for 2013.   Look closely and you will see a familiar face flash by.

Florida Beach Bar Song

performed by Nick Warren

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Another Fictional Character Based On TikiTender?

Just finished “Kokomo’s Cafe“, the first in a new series by Armand Rosamilia, based in Flagler Beach.   This Andrew “Woody” Woodson seems like a familiar character.

“Woody seemed to know everyone in Kokomo’s Café, nodding and acknowledging everyone by name. He was the main bartender at the Golden Lion, having run the tiki bar for the past six years. Woody knew everyone in town, and everyone knew him. He was the local celebrity, with his quick smile and flirty attitude toward anything female. Woody played the part and he played it well. Mac thought it must be exhausting to have to play the part twenty-four-seven. You couldn’t step outside your front door without having to play a character, a bigger than life version of who you really were.”

Yes, another character based on the persona of “TikiTender”.   Looking forward to seeing what sort of mis-adventures I (he) gets into in the rest of the series!

Armand Rosamilia is a local author who mainly writes zombie fiction.  You might recall the character “Tiki” in Dying Days: The Siege Of European Village earlier this year.  He has observed so many characters while writing in Flagler Beach, he decided to start the Flagler Beach Fiction series.   Check him out!

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