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Monday Classics: Sidewinder’s Fang

Monday Classics: Sidewinder’s Fang

Today’s Monday Classic is the Sidewinder’s Fang, my first real venture into the world of Tiki drinks inspired by a recipe in the book Smuggler’s CoveĀ by Martin Cate. There are two gentlemen who share responsibility for introducing Tiki cocktails to the world. The first is Ernest Gantt, aka Donn Beach, a world traveller with an obsession for everything having to do with the South Pacific and the Caribbean, and the creator of the famous Tiki drink called the Zombie. He went on to open his Don

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Monday Classics: The Jungle Bird

Monday Classics: The Jungle Bird

The Jungle Bird is a fairly modern cocktail that falls into the classic category of tiki drinks that was extremely popular back in the 1940s and 50s, and has been experiencing a resurgence since then. I read a recent article written by Colleen Graham for thespruce.com in which she does an excellent job of defining the tiki category. There are a number of things that characterize a tiki drink and give it it’s signature taste and presence. First, there’s usually rum, and often more than one kind of it. This thrills

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