FI Runner Up, Mrs. Howell’s Spicy Side

Posted by TraderTiki on October 7th, 2008 — Posted in Drinks, Events, Recipes, Rum, Tiki Drinks

The fourth and final runner up of the Forbidden Island Cocktail Contest, Mrs. Howell’s Spicy Side, by JenTiki! This drink is on the menu at Forbidden Island from now through November!  This one’s a sweet little number I like to think of as the best spicy lemonade I’ve ever had.  Truly, so the saying goes, eminently quaffable. Cheers to the runner up!

Mrs Howells Spicy Side

Mrs. Howell’s Spicy Side

  • 1 1/2 oz White Puerto Rican Rum (Sub Cruzan Light)
  • 3/4 oz Spiced Rum (Cpt. Morgan at the request of JenTiki)
  • 1 oz Orange Curacao
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Ginger syrup
  • 1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat

Shake the hell out of it, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed lemon peel and paper parasol.


FI Runner up, Corpse Canonizer

Posted by TraderTiki on October 2nd, 2008 — Posted in Drinks, Events, Gin, Recipes

This is the first of the four runners up of the Forbidden Island Cocktail Contest, Corpse Canonizer, by Kevin aka Paranoid123! This drink is on the specials menu at Forbidden Island from now through November! This one’s a real lipsmacker.  It starts off spicy, then moves into the florals of the gin and St. Germain. I’m wide awake after this one, and will certainly be back for another. Cheers to the runner up!

Corpse Canonizer


Corpse Canonizer

  • 3/4 oz Martin Miller Westbourne Strength Gin
  • 3/4 oz Orange Curacao
  • 3/4 oz St Germain
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • dash Herbsaint
  • dash Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters


Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with Lemon twist
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San Francisco Tiki Crawl 2008

Posted by TraderTiki on September 24th, 2008 — Posted in Events, Places, Trader Vic

San Francisco Tiki Crawl 2008

Once again, time is marching on and another Tiki Central San Francisco Tiki Crawl is upon us!  Coming up October 9th through 12th, this will be a doozy of a trip, as no decent Tiki Bar in the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay and even South Bay will go untouched by the love of the Tiki Bus.

That’s right.  50 some-odd (and some very odd) Tikiphiles, packed on a bus, hitting the Tiki hot spots in the Bay Area.  Drinks on the bus, drinks off the bus, and more often than not, a few drinks hosed out of the bus the morning after.  Thanks to the fine folks at Mount Gay Rum, I’ll be headed down to cover the event on Friday and Saturday evening.  Because drinking vicariously is still slightly better than drinking alone.

Thursday Oct. 9th starts off the show in the south bay with Smoke Tiki in San Jose (my old home town), and Trader Vic’s Palo Alto.  Unfortunately, Martini Monkey in the San Jose airport will not be part of the crawl, as it is now behind security gates.  But, if you’re flying in to SJ and have a moment, I’ve been and recommend it highly as the best Airport bar I’ve been to!

Friday I’ll be flying in and joining the foray as we crawl out into San Francisco proper, hitting up Trad’r Sams, the Bamboo Hut, and the fabulous Tonga Room at the Fairmont.

East Bay Saturday will be an evening to remember.  I’ll be riding the bus all the way from Forbidden Island to Oakland’s Conga Lounge, the Kona Club, and finally settle in for an exotica event at Trader Vic’s Emeryville with The Mai Kai Gents!

Slowdown Sunday will be a relaxing pot luck feast at Forbidden Island, before everyone heads back home to their respective haunts.

Hope to see you there, just look for the guy in the Hawaiian shirt… (see, this is why I wear the Pith Helmet)!