Berlin … Amsterdam … London … this may look like the opening credit sequence of the old I Spy TV show, but it’s also the Beachbum’s October itinerary.
First stop: The Berlin Bar Convent, to talk Tiki history in an October 4 seminar at Europe’s most chic and discriminating cocktail convention (why they’re letting the Bum in is anyone’s guess).
Next: On October 11 and 12, The Bum will teach two one-day Tiki drink workshops at Amsterdam’s Bols Bartending academy, with Bols master trainer Rob “Ihi Lani” Radermaker. We’ll make everything from ice molds to Don The Beachcomber’s secret spiced syrups, with a Zombie or two along the way. (There are still a few slots open if you’re in the area: click link below for info.)
And finally, where else could we be October 16 and 17 but the UK Rumfest? We’ll be giving a talk called “Potions Of The Caribbean,” co-judging the fest’s annual Tiki bartender face-off, and, mayhaps, sampling a tot or two of the brown stuff.
Until then … prost, proost, and cheers!