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NEW BUM APP FILLS TIKI GAP

250 exotic drink recipes — many of them “lost” drinks rediscovered by your humble Bum — can now be had on your iPad or iPhone.  Talk about Apple juice! Get all the details here: BEACHBUM BERRY’S TOTAL TIKI

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THE BUM GETS SOME INK

While the Beachbum is not above shameless self-promotion, he’s generally too lazy to indulge in it. But now Tiki mugmaker and mixologist extraordinaire Cass Junkhauler McClure has given the Bum a shot in the arm, in the form of a tattoo on Cass’s arm (pictured above). Energized by this homage, we’ve managed to work up […]

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HOW TO GLAM YOUR GROG

Just after Prohibition, Don The Beachcomber single-handedly invented the Tiki bar and the Tiki Drink. During WWII he came up with the Navy Grog, one of his most popular — and most copied — faux-Polynesian punches. A large part of the Grog’s appeal was its signature garnish: a cone of ice packed around the straw, […]

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DEEP SOUTH PACIFIC

If you’re still wondering whether the Tiki Revival has legs, consider Black Mountain, North Carolina, where the last pop culture trend to penetrate city limits was bear-baiting. Passing through the area recently, the Beachbum entered the local Ingles supermarket in search of limes and ice.  There, just inside the door, he found a coin-operated novelty […]

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THE RETURN OF TIKI+

Rome may not have been built in a day, but it’s got nothing on the rebuild of Tiki+.  Earlier this year our tropical drink recipe iPhone app was taken off the market so it could be retooled for iPad, a process that was supposed to take a couple of weeks.  Eight months later, it’s finally […]

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