March 7th, 2009

Save the date for tiki mania

South Seas menu, 1969Save this date: Saturday, April 4. Drinkboston will co-host a tiki party at Eastern Standard beginning at 2:00 p.m. There’ll be exotica and “tiki noir” spun by Brother Cleve, tiki education and artifacts by co-hosts the Fraternal Order of the Moai, and, of course, deliciously potent tiki cocktails by the bar staff at Eastern Standard.

Now, for those who think “syrupy umbrella drinks made with powdered mixes” when they think “tiki drink,” I got news for you: this event will feature Real Tiki Drinks — the kind made with fresh-squeezed juices, traditional liqueurs, and layers of aged rum. When you try a couple, you’ll understand … and you’ll turn into one of those people who run around Boston looking for all manner of hard-to-find rums.

Stay tuned for details and ticket info.

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9 Responses to “Save the date for tiki mania”

  1. Scottes

    Psyched!! This should be a great event – a talented staff making REAL tiki cocktails and Brother Cleve spinning. Very psyched!

    Those of us in the local FOM chapter will be there in droves – OK, 8 or 10 of us, anyway. See you there!

  2. MC Slim JB

    I will attend pretty much any event where Cleve is spinning.

    I’m going to assume that this event will be a bit better-managed than the one at Pho Republique last year. I had friends that went to that one, and they said it was kind of a fiasco: not enough drinks, not enough food, just too many people let through the door.

  3. ljclark

    Good point, Slim. I was at the Pho event, too. While I can’t provide an outright guarantee, I can tell you I have attended and/or co-hosted plenty of events at Eastern Standard, and they have all gone swimmingly.

  4. Todd

    I got my hands on a 1946 copy of Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink: my new favorite cocktail du jour:
    Rum Ramesy
    1 1/2oz Puetro Rican rum
    1 tsp bourbon
    1/4 oz lime juice
    1 tsp bar sugar
    Dash peychaud’s bitters

  5. Br. Cleve

    Unlike the Pho/Beachbum Berry presentation, which I co-produced, this will be a ticketed event, so there won’t be any of the problems associated with that. The price on this will include a luncheon and 3 cocktails, including one of my latest creations. It’s sort of a luau after a fashion. I’ll be giving a presentation as well as programming the exotic music. And we’ll be 2 blocks away from the old Somerset Hotel, home of the original Polynesian Villiage, which later became the Aku Aku.

  6. ljclark

    Todd, that drink sounds so intriguing. Cleve, thanks for these details. As usual, you’re more plugged in than I am.

  7. ScubaSteve

    tickets are now available at ESK.

  8. Em

    Just called ESK and they have no idea what the ticket price include. Does it include food (num) and drinks (num)? Even being broke, this sounds hard to pass up!

  9. ljclark

    Jeez, sorry about that, Em. The $50 includes the three-course lunch, three cocktails, tax and gratuity — plus the edutainment!

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