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POUR YOUR HART OUT

Last year, rum evangelist and importer Ed Hamilton grew his hair down to his shoulders.  Apparently, this was merely his first step toward becoming the Jesus Of Rum, because Mr. Hamilton has now performed a miracle:  he’s brought Lemon Hart 151-proof rum back from the dead. When Pernod-Ricard sold the Lemon Hart brand last year, […]

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DIAL-A-DRINK

You want to make yourself a vintage Tiki drink, but your larder is bereft of all but Bourbon, Cointreau, guava nectar, and Rose’s lime cordial.  What the hell do you do now? Don’t ask us … ask the Grogalizer. It’s an online recipe guide for Beachbum Berry’s books created by Tim “Swanky” Glazner.  The crazy […]

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THINGS GO BETTER WITH OKE

Okolehao fans have been waiting for the return of Hawaii’s native whiskey, distilled from the root of the ti plant, for decades now.  The Bum counts himself high among their number, along with his pal Sven Kirsten, author of Tiki Modern and fellow collector of vintage oke decanters (that’s Sven’s shelf pictured above).   We started […]

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THE ZOMBIE BLUES

Poking around our local liquor store recently, we encountered two new products of interest. Blurred as our vision usually is, sometimes even we can read between the lines.  For example, if an elected official spouts moralistic homilies to influence government policy, it’s a sure bet he’s cheating on his wife.  And if a bottled Zombie […]

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CALLING ALL BUMS: iPHONE NOW HAS A TIKI DRINK APP

We’ve been hearing a lot lately from people who can’t find copies of the Grog Log, Intoxica!, or Taboo Table.  Fear not, fellow fuddlers:  Help is on the way. Our publisher plans to reprint the Grog Log and Taboo Table this summer, and in November we’ll have a new book out, Beachbum Berry Remixed, a […]

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