Tag archive for ‘Tiki’
By Sam Bygrave Photography by Steve Brown There were two leading lights of the tiki cocktail: there was Ernest ‘Don the Beachcomber’ Gantt, as we looked at a few weeks ago, and then there was Victor Bergeron — better known as Trader Vic. The story goes that Bergeron, who owned a small, undistinguished bar called [...]
You know an operator means business when they head to NYC, scouting out one of their best bar operators and getting them involved here in Australia. That’s exactly what Damian Griffiths — the man behind Alfred & Constance — did, snagging NYC tiki man Richard Boccato, with the result being a pitch-perfect Tiki bar by the name of White Lightning. Boccato was recently out in Australia to do some training at White Lightning, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions.
This hotel is making quite a splash, becoming in itself a destination thanks to the varied spaces, quality design and the talent of the team involved in putting everything together.
Skipper Josh Collins: “Unfortunately no one turned up to serve me a drink but considering my past Fiji experiences perhaps that wasn’t a bad thing!”
Butter in a cocktail you say? Well yeah. You’ve likely had a whole raw egg in a flip, tried a ‘fat washed’ spirit before or even warmed your cockles with a Hot Buttered Rum. Butter in a cocktails? It ain’t no thing – though it can take some experimentation to perfect.
Bar Week kicks off in less than 2 weeks… make sure you send all your non-hospo friends to the Drinks Fest General Public Day on Sunday, 23 September! Read on to find out about all the excellent seminars on offer…
Appleton Estate, the highly awarded, premium Jamaican Rum that brought the enormously popular ‘Maile Ku’ Tiki mug to Australia in 2008 has upped the ante this year by commissioning ‘Crazy Al’ Evans, one of the greatest Tiki sculptors in the world to create it’s new ‘Rum God’ Tiki mug picture above.