Fruit

The Dawn of Tiki?

When you think Tiki, you think tropical drinks from exotic locations like Polynesia, and people such as Donn the Beachcomber. You may also know that the tiki fad didn't begin until 1934. So, if Don the Beachcomber started the tiki fad, what were his influences? Obviously, the Caribbean and south pacific were big influences, but what exactly were these people drinking in those countries,… [Continue]

Ice Wine

Last week I contributed an article to Wine Blogging Wednesday, which happened to be on the topic of champagne. For this blogging event I decided I’d use up some of the champagne in the form of cocktails, which are always great. One of my favourite combination's is champagne and ice wine, which is an expensive combination, but well worth it. After creating the cocktails I was left with… [Continue]

Fruit Pectin

After writing the article on the Dawn of Tiki, I had about a litre of prepared fruit juice leftover, so I've continued to make the drink from the Philippines. Even though I'm on my sixth or seventh one, the drink still has a peculiar property that makes me enamored with it. I've finally figured out one of the unique properties that makes… [Continue]

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