Category Archives: Recipes

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! Total Tiki has been cited as one of the best apps “for the cocktail crazed” by The Wall Street Journal. Get all the details here: BEACHBUM […]

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THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

The critics seem to like our Potions.  Here’s what they have to say about the new Beachbum Berry book: “With his new encyclopedic and entertaining ‘Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean,’ the tiki expert Jeff Berry distills 500 years of tropical-drink history into 300-plus pages. He takes you from the days of pirates, explorers and […]

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KRISPY KOCKTAILS

The closest the Beachbum will ever come to having class is having Class magazine, the high-toned free weekly cocktail digest put out by Simon Difford. Class covers the international drinks scene in general, and the London bar scene in particular, thoroughly and critically — the latter particularly refreshing in a world where trade publications routinely […]

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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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MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIVES

Drinking played a huge part in “Papa” Hemingway’s life — and death.  But while Hemingway biographies have become a cottage industry over the years, no Hemingway scholar has seen fit to write a book on the subject (although Tom Dardis devoted a chapter to Papa’s binges in his classic 1991 treatise on alcoholic writers, The […]

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