Posts Tagged With: wine

Pirate Drinks!

Simple Pirate Grog Recipe 
Add approximately one ounce of fine rum to a glass of water.
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Pirate Grog
1 oz of Rum
the juice of half a lime
one or two teaspoons of cane sugar
fill the rest of your mug with water.
Bombo
2 oz rum
1 oz water
2 sugar cubes
Sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon
Sangaree (AKA Sangria)
Red wine
Oranges, peaches, or any other fresh fruit
Sugar and lemon peels
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Join TikiTender at The Cordoba & Morales Cigar Social

We are hosting Cordoba & Morales for a cigar social at The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge on June 30th.   Join me for:

– One free premium cigar
– Wine tasting/sampling
– Door prize drawings & Light eats
– A $20 Humidor Gift Card to be used on your next visit

ADMISSION: Free for members | $20 for non-members

Also featuring: Live Music by Alex Peramas and a live-rolled cigar with any purchase!

Advance Tickets available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cordoba-morales-cigar-social-tickets-17893845975

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Good Times with Rocky Patel Cigars and Apothic Wines

Our members & guests had a great time at our February Cigar & Wine social, featuring Rocky Patel cigars and the limited Apothic Dark red blend wine.

Members & guests gathered at The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge on a chilly February 3rd to enjoy great cigars & wines!   We were featuring the Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary cigar and the Apothic Dark blend along with some great music from Brad Griese.

The night featured “Buy 5, Get 2” specials on all Rocky Patel cigars as well as some fun giveaways.

While supplies last, Rocky Patel cigars are still on special in the lounge.  Buy any three Rocky Patel sticks (including the very highly rated Rocky Patel Royale) and get a free Rocky Patel Sungrown.

Sarah Hoyt, pictured here with managing partner Mark Woods and Sean Sweeney from Premier Beverages, won a bottle of Apothic Dark.

Mike D, on the left, took home this gorgeous leather-lined Rocky Patel humidor! Mike Wasp, far right, was here representing Rocky Patel for the night.

Our next event, a cigar & whiskey social featuring Dram cigars,  is scheduled for February 19th. Hope to see you there!

Mark Woods aka TikiTender spent 9 years anchoring the bar staff at The Golden Lion in Flagler Beach, FLA.    He is currently managing partner of Flagler Cigar Company (featuring fine wines, craft beers, and premium cigars at The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge) and owner of Fun Coast Bartending (providing training & event based bartending services).  Visit http://www.tikitender.com to find out more about him.  

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TikiTender: Purveyor of Good Cigars? [Big News In Tiki Land]

Because I sometimes seem to be everywhere, people often ask me “How many jobs do you have?”  My answer is always the same: “I have one job.  I just do it at more than one location!”   My profession, Purveyor Of Good Times, has taken me to tiki bars, backyard weddings, radio studios, upscale salons, office space at the beach, five star resorts, swanky lounges, and Irish pubs.  My likeness (in words, voice, photos, and recipes) has been seen on websites for brands such as Mad Gringo, Pango Rhum,  and  Snoloha, in print from local newspapers and as far away as Omaha, and over the airwaves in Flagler Beach, Florida and Cleveland OH.  I am the social media “man behind the curtain” for many restaurants, musicians, and more.  I sit on the board of the Flagler Beach Chamber Of Commerce.   I founded Fun Coast Bartending in early 2012 and am slowly working towards my goal of making Fun Coast Bartending the only company you see pouring drinks for private parties between Daytona Beach FL and Brunswick GA.  For the past 8 years, I anchored the bar staff at the Golden Lion Cafe and recently joined the staff of Surf 1700 in Flagler Beach as an on-air personality.

You might be asking yourself “Why am I reading Tiki’s resume?” This is where the news comes in.  I’ve been waiting to make this announcement, so here it is.  Just after the July 4th weekend I, along with Ky Ekinci (co-founder of Office Divvy, a local business incubator and co-working space), quietly assumed operations of The Humidor Cigar & Wine Lounge in Palm Coast.    The Humidor, located in European Village, is a small cigar lounge that has been in business since 2006 and offers wine, beer, coffee, and cigars in a comfortable lounge environment.   Since we are only licensed to sell beer & wine, I have been working up some delicious beer cocktails and wine fusions.  We are also creating a more welcoming guest experience and planning some fun event nights.   That noise you hear from European Village is us.  🙂

Changing Of The Guard From L-R: Ky, Sim, Mark, Neil

Changing Of The Guard.  Ky & Mark posing with previous owners Sim & Neil.
From L-R: Ky, Sim, Mark, Neil

You might have noticed posts from there and thought I had a new temporary gig (much like my 6 month long “McCharacter’s Mondays”).  Fact is, my partner and I are now the owners of the business.      You will see alot of my face at European Village and less of my face at the beach, but I am still holding on to my Sunday Funday shift at the Golden Lion Tiki Bar.   So now I have one more subtitle on my business card, because I didn’t have enough to do.    Mahalo for reading and for your continued support.

One Love,

Tiki

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Repost: What The Heck Is Beaujolais Nouveau?

This is a repost from November of 2010.  For those of you who might be asking “What the heck is Beaujolais Nouveau?”.  In 2012, the article is still relevant.   Join me at The Golden Lion Cafe for a great experience accompanied again by Will Pearsall.

Beaujolais Nouveau Night 2010 is almost here! We have been talking about it for months, which may lead the uninitiated to pose the question “What The Heck Is Beaujolais Nouveau?” The short story? Beaujolais Nouveau Night is a Golden Lion tradition of over 15 years. We join the worldwide party on the third Thursday of November every year. For almost as long, the entertainment has been provided by the incomparable Will Pearsall. Join us next Thursday for a great party with great food!

The long story? At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! “The New Beaujolais has arrived!” One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun.

By the time it is over, over 65 million bottles, nearly half of the region’s total annual production, will be distributed and drunk around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to serve to this new wine of the harvest. In doing so, it has been carried by motorcycle, balloon, truck, helicopter, Concorde jet, elephant, runners and rickshaws to get it to its final destination. It is amazing to realize that just weeks before this wine was a cluster of grapes in a growers vineyard. But by an expeditious harvest, a rapid fermentation, and a speedy bottling, all is ready at the midnight hour. By French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is to be released no earlier than the third Thursday of November.

Beaujolais Nouveau began as a local phenomenon in the local bars, cafes, and bistros of Beaujolais and Lyons. Each fall the new Beaujolais would arrive with much fanfare. In pitchers filled from the growers barrels, wine was drunk by an eager population. It was wine made fast to drink while the better Beaujolais was taking a more leisurely course.

Beaujolais Nouveau is as about as close to white wine as a red wine can get. Due to the way it is made -the must is pressed early after only three days- the phenolic compounds, in particular the astringent tannins, normally found in red wines, isn’t there, leaving an easy to drink, fruity wine. This, coupled with the fact that it tastes best when chilled, makes for a festive wine to be gulped rather than sipped, enjoyed in high spirits rather than critiqued. As a side note, it makes a great transitional wine for anyone wanting to move from white to red wines.

The race from grape to glass may be silly, but half the fun is knowing that on the same night, in homes, restaurants,cafes, pubs, bars and bistros around the world, the same celebration is taking place.

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