Carrying on an old fashioned Thanksgiving with the new addition of an old school spirit. In the past, I’ve enjoyed Bully Boy rum and am looking forward to trying their Hub Punch. Plus the relatives are here and I’m thankful that I’ve got something to do but chat. #bullyboydistillers #rum #rhum #tikidrinksrule
Did my daiquiri’s yesterday for National Daiquiri Day. Couldn’t find an excuse to try my latest acquisition so I’ll just call it New Rum I Haven’t Tried Day. From Connecticut it’s Waypoint Spirits Man Overboard spiced rum. The back label suggests drink it “submerged” in a rum and cola, so I guess I’m “down” with that. #rum #rhum #dbdistillery #waypointspirits #tikidrinksrule
Desert brings a baba au rhum w/ my new acquisition of Cana Brava. Do I consider this a Panama rum or California rum. Could I count this on my on my 50 state acquisition or do I need to find one distilled in Cali itself. Either way, rum rules. #rum #canabravarum #panamanianrum #donpanchorhum #tikidrinksrule
Just completed my quest to find a rum/rums for each New England state. Filled in my last state with a Mad River Distillers rum from Vermont. The nose has the distinct character of the sherry cask and a subtle sweetness on the palate like a fine PX. Now onto fifty rums from fifty states. #rum #madriverdistillers #tikidrinksrule
Adios Don Pancho, for now. Made a Cuban inspired dinner, black bean soup, steak with plantain “ tater tots “ and on to dessert, rum cake. The only way to finish is Don Pancho 30yr. Alas no Cuban cigars here in the USA. Time for a road trip for such extras. #rum #donpanchorum #panamanianrum #tikidrinksrule
One World. Two Rums. Two great causes.
Proceeds from each of these go to save endangered species. Naked Turtle donates to the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Wild Tiger goes to the Wild Tiger Foundation. Seems like to perfect way to help the World, one cocktail at a time. #nakedturtlerum #wildtigerrum #seaturtleconservancy #rum #tikidrinksrule
#KnowYourTikiCocktail #WahKnowsTiki Have you ever wondered how the Mai Tai cocktail received its name Invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944, it was named "Mai Tai” after his Tahitian guest, who enthusiastically claimed it as "the best!" in Tahitian. Though there are many variations all over the world, the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai mix is a heavily guarded secret with not many knowing its true ingredients.
Fortunate, our very own Tiki Master at #WahtikiHK, Mr Shi Wah Lee is one of the lucky few to have learned the Mai Tai mix recipe from Trader Vics back in the 70s! Sounds exciting Yes! Today, he sources the right ingredients to recreate the original Mai Tai mix without any preservatives and we are all lucky enough to have the chance to taste the authentic Mai Tai in Hong Kong just like it was first created!
Is time to celebrate Mai Tai Mondays! 2for1 Mai Tais every Monday from 4pm till late.
#KnowYourTikiDrinks #WahKnowsTiki Jigger OR Free Pour “Many bartenders out there have become over focused on looking “cool” and “artistic” nowadays; one of the biggest mistakes I see bartenders make is free-pouring when making classic or complex cocktails,” says our Tiki Master, Mr. Shi Wah Lee. “A proper cocktail should be measured with a jigger; the correct measurement of the ingredients in a cocktail is very important, as is staying true to classic recipes because changes in the ingredients of their proportions can affect the outcome of the cocktail, which leads to bars serving inconsistent cocktails. Free pouring is a skill - it certainly shows you how to work faster and is great for showmanship, but what’s most important is the ethics behind customer service – cocktails should be perfect. Using a jigger can help you to work efficiently; it shouldn’t be seen as something that slows you down.” Part of Wahtiki’s adherence to Tiki tradition is the speed of the bar team. Today it’s common to wait 20-30 minutes for a round of ‘artisanal’ cocktails but at Wahtiki, drinks are produced quickly and consistently; there’s no ‘twists’ on the classics, no time-consuming processes, and not a single goatee or leather suspender-wearing ‘mixologist’ in sight. Instead, #WahtikiHK serves old school Tiki cocktails the way they were first created – cold, tall, and strong, using the great rums and juices, and garnished neat, colourful, and unfussy.
My anniversary, my wife's initials JOY.
National Drink Rum Day, one of my favorites Appleton Estate JOY. Happy coincidence. Truth told, we have 6 more years than this wonderful expression,but none the less, LOVE them BOTH! #nationalrumday #appletonrum #tikidrinksrule