It's Wednesday and it's 9 o'clock somewhere, so raise your glass to Ray Buhen, founder of the Tiki-Ti, and listen to Mike Buhen Sr. and Mike Buhen Jr., Ray's son and grandson, tell stories from the Tiki-Ti on episode 32 of Inside the Desert Oasis Room. Your host Adrian Eustaquio sits down with the Buhens for an hour and the result is a treat for all us tiki bar nerds out there. Listen in!
It's weird when your interests collide in unexpected ways. I eagerly funded the MST3K revival on Kickstarter since it is one of my absolute favorite television shows. When they got to the rewards and decided that the "coffee mug" would be a ceramic moon in the style of a coconut mug I changed my order from 1 to 4. While I work on a new recipe suitable for the revived MST3K, I elected to revisit one of my older recipes to test out this new vessel. The Coco Nui is a riff on the venerable Nui Nui, taking elements from the original and making them into something new. You can hear the full story in episode 32 of 5 Minutes of Rum. Watch out for snakes!
"Luckily, bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert was always waiting in his white apron, shaker in hand and cocktail glasses lined up on the dark wood bar.
A good bartender knows the right way to greet a thirsty customer."
El Floridita in Cuba turns 200 years old this year. Hell of a run for a bar. Constante was its most famous bartender.