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Archive for June 2011

Mixologist of the Month: Julie Reiner

June 23, 2011

Mixologist A profile of Julie Reiner, her roots in Hawaii and how she’s brought a fresh Polynesian spin to New York’s cocktail scene. Roots A true island girl, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Florida for school. Becoming a Mixologist After cocktail waitressing in Honolulu in her late teens, Reiner started to develop her interest in cocktails and a passion for the right mix of people and drinks. After …Read More >

Drink Like Your Daddy Did: Delicious Mai Tai Recipe For Father’s Day

June 17, 2011

Its origins are disputed – was it Don Beach or the more famous Trader Vic who invented it?  - but what is known is that it was Elvis in the movie ‘Blue Hawaii’ that really catapulted this cocktail to fame in the 50s and 60s. Since then, it’s become the grand-daddy of Tiki bar cocktails which makes it perfect for a hot summer night and perfect to mix up for …Read More >

Let Freedom Reign: 12 Fun Facts on the History of the Cocktail

June 7, 2011

Cheers to the new golden era of the cocktail but let’s not forget those who over history have tried to put a lid on flavor, fun and the freedom of spirits. 1. The first cocktail party was held for 50 house guests in St. Louis in 1917. The house still stands today….as the  residence of the Archbishop. 2. While Prohibition resulted in a decline in alcohol it also resulted in …Read More >