Ruhlman’s Friday Cocktail Hour
World History: May 17 1733 England passes the Molasses Act which put high tariffs on molasses, rum and sugar imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain or its territories.
History & Tiki Trivia: March 3 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
History & Tiki Trivia: March 1 1989 A phone call to the US Embassy in Chile begins results in an 11 day embargo of Chilian fruit. The anonymous phone call warns that Red Flame grapes have been injected with cyanide. Over 2 million crates of Chilean fruit is impounded and 20,000 Chilean food workers lose […]
World History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes the […]
Tiki Triangle Book —> CLICK HERE TO ORDER <— From the classic Mai Tai to the infamous Zombie, in this book you will find over 100 recipes including classic tiki cocktails, modern mixology techniques, and easy to prepare Asian and Polynesian foods. You will also discover details on how to recreate these classic drinks, complete […]
The Polynesian Tiki Bar at the Pod Hotel It might not be easy to find, but about 4 Flight upstairs of the Pod Hotel in Times Square in Manhattan, there is a rooftop oasis called The Polynesian Tiki Bar. It is a modern interpretation of Polynesian pop culture complete with artwork, palm trees, appetizers, pupu […]
Mai-Kai Restaurant North Federal Highway – Fort Lauderdale, Florida For anyone that is a fan of Tiki, Polynesian Pop or even anything retro. This is a must visit over and under anything I am about to state here. If you are in the area, even for one night, you must visit. If you have the […]
Mojitos I love this place. It might not be true authentic tiki but it for sure is a kitschy place with a Caribbean feel overlooking the seaport. I know it is kind of redundant because we are in the Caribbean Island of Aruba, but this gives a modern feel. What was truly refreshing about this […]