Thursday, July 30, 2009
Video from the Three8six.com party
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Adventures In Bartending (July 26)
- Helped a co-worker jump start her car.
- Dropped off a customer's glasses at his house on my way home.
- Judged a fun limbo contest.
- Interviewed by Beach 92.7 FM.
- Interviewed by three8six.com.
- Survived a wicked thunderstorm by droppign the hurricane shutters and yelling for everyone to "Get inside fools!".
- Watched with amusement as one diehard customer rode out the storm with a glass of wine in a sheltered spot outside.
- Searched to no avail for a guests' brand new digital camera.
- Spotted a wicked double rainbow in front of the Golden Lion.
- Found out this afternoon that the camera was found in her car. Hooray!
- Pulled off wearing my Irish National Tartan with a Bob Marley t-shirt for our reggae vibes party. I was telling people it was the "Irie" Tartan.
- Was able to hang out with lots of friends, old and new, from behind the bar at the three8six.com party!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Classic Cocktails: The Manhattan
The classic recipe, as interpreted by David Embury:
1 part Italian vermouth
5 parts bonded whiskey
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir well over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry garnish.
2 oz whiskey
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
Stir well over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry garnish.
*Can also be strained over fresh rocks. Some customers ask for cherry juice. Some ask for bourbon. Some call their whiskey. My favorite Manhattan drinker, Ned, likes his on the rock with Canadian Club. *
Featured Drinks for the Three8Six Party!
1 oz Hot Damn® cinnamon schnapps
1/2 oz raspberry liqueur
splash (1/4 oz) sour mix
splash pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice. Strain and serve as a shot or strain over ice in a double old fashioned glass.
2 oz Absolut® Pears vodka
2 oz apple juice
1 oz lime juice
mint for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice. In a shaker half-filled with ice, pour vodka & juices. Give it a good shake and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
2 oz Pango® pineapple & mango infused rum
splash Chambord® raspberry liqueur
splash orange juice
Combine all ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Balance with equal parts orange juice and club soda. Garnish with a slice of banana and pineapple.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Three8Six Reggae Vibez Party This Weekend
I think I need a Ukelele!
Beastie Boys' "Paul's Boutique" Turns 20 This Week
Dust Brothers produced Paul's Boutique hit stores on July 26, 1989. I was 17. I have to admit, I didn't really like it. I LOVED License To Ill. *Spoiler Alert* My first concert, Summer of '87, was the Beastie Boys & Run DMC Together Forever Tour. Paul's Boutique, at first, didn't appeal to me. The multi-act B-Boy Boullibaise was cool. I liked looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun better as recorded by Anthrax. In 1989 I was listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, Guns & Roses, & Queensryche. Could have been bad timing to fall in love with a new Beastie Boys album. In 1992, Check Your Head brought me back to the Beastie Boys fandom. It was then that I first appreciated Paul's Boutique for the groundbreaking album it was (and is). As quoted from the Rolling Stone review below:
What anybody can appreciate: the long shadow this hip-hop masterpiece casts, from Beck to Girl Talk to mash-up culture and beyond.
The Beastie Boys have put together one of the "illest" music sites I have seen in some time to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Paul's Boutique. http://paulsboutique.beastieboys.com/
The important question is: Who wants to buy me the commemorative vinyl package?
ps I was serious about the vinyl!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Three8six Reggae Vibez July 25 at the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach
Three8six Reggae Vibez July 25 at the Golden Lion in Flagler BeachBy Kari Cobham
FLAGLER BEACH --Stir it up with the three8six crew July 25 at Reggae Vibez on Flagler Beach.
The festivities kick off 4 p.m. at the infamous Golden Lion Café with Tiki drink specials served up all night long from bar folk and mixologist extraordinaire, TikiTender....
Classic Cocktail: Jack Rose
Apple Brandy (Applejack is preferred)
Pour into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice 8 parts apple brandy, two parts lemon juice, and one part grenadine. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Optionally, rim the glass with sugar.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Classic Cocktails: The Daiquiri
*Spoiler Alert!* A Daiquiri is NOT a frozen drink unless it is ordered as such.
The Classic Daiquiri, a favorite of John F. Kennedy & Ernest Hemingway, is believed to have been created near Santiago, Cuba.
Try these recipes:
8 parts white rum
2 parts lime juice
1 part simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Dream of the days when Cuba will be open for tourism.
Daiquiri Old Style
Fill a tall glass with cracked ice. Pour a teaspoon of sugar over the ice. Add the juice of one or two limes to taste. Yes, I mean freshly squeezed limes. Pour two or three ounces of rum over the ice. Stir with a long-handled spoon until the drink is thoroughly chilled. Enjoy. Don't even look at the blender.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Karaoke For A Cure July 22
Karaoke For A Cure!!!
Wednesday July 22
Please join us for a night of Karaoke with Harryoke in our fight to end breast cancer by attending this fund-raising event. Proceeds to support the 2009 Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk benifitting Susan G. Komen For The Cure and The National Philanthropic Breast Cancer Trust Fund.
The fun begins at 8:00pm at Finn's Beachside, 101 North Oceanshore in Flagler Beach.
In addition to getting your sing 0n with Harryoke Miss American Renaissance 2009 Amanda Mazzie will make a special appearance. Door prizes, raffles, and 50/50 drawings all night.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Drink Recipe: Charleston Cooler
"This recipe was shared with me by a customer, John Noble."
1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz amaretto
In a tall glass filled with ice, pour vodka and amaretto. Top up with equal parts ginger-ale and sour mix. Drop in a cherry if desired.
Repost: Depp gets tipping; some celebs, not so much
Love this quick bit about tipping. Click to read the entire article. http://blogs.three8six.com/acrossthetable/2009/06/depp-gets-tipping-some-celebs-not-so-much.html
Depp gets tipping; some celebs, not so muchWritten by: Laurie Sterbens, Food Editor
June 30, 2009 4:14 PM
Last week (pre-Farrah/Michael), media around the world were abuzz with the news that actor Johnny Depp had left a $4,000 tip (reportedly on a $4,400 tab) after a night of partying with friends in a Chicago restaurant.Not knowing Depp personally, I can only speculate on what led to this...
Also from the article, a quick guide to tipping:
Restaurants are one of the few remaining elements of our society that aren't outsourced, understaffed or automated, so we should enjoy and appreciate the service.
If you've never been a server or bartender, here are a few tips on how to be a considerate customer. Call it Spit Prevention 101:
Look your waiter in the eye and say "please" and "thank you." He's a person, not a Roomba (the robot vacuum).
Tip about 20 percent. The standard has long been 15 to 20, but 20 is easiest to figure: Look at your total, move the decimal to the left, that's 10 percent. Now double that.Tip extra if: You're a demanding diva ordering elaborate mixed or frozen drinks and running your waitress ragged with demands for extra cherries, water, napkins, etc.; or you're a "camper," sitting at a table for hours just getting your coffee refilled -- you're costing your server money.
Enjoy your Sunday!!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Made Ned his first ever mojito tonight...
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Signs You Have Stayed Out Too Late
1. You just passed 33 Rockefeller Drive for the third time.
2. You are bleeding from the shin.
3. You find yourself at DJ King's crib.
4. You are driving with no shoes.
5. You stop at Burger King for a late night bite and find out they are serving breakfast.
Monday, July 06, 2009
I will be on Island Time Radio Tonight
Island Time Radio Show Hosted by DK the DJ
Mondays 10PM to 1AM, eastern Live! WBWC 88.3 FM & wbwc.com
Saturdays 7-9 AM & 7-9 PM, easternWLRA 88.1 FM & lewisu.edu/wlra/ & on I-Tunes
Wednesdays 9PM, Saturdays 2PM, and Mondays 7PM, eastern timeSANDBAR RADIO @ sandbarradio.com
Tuesdays Midnight, Thursdays 3 PM, Fridays 8PM, and Sundays 9AMJIMMYDREAMZ RADIO @ radiojimmydreamz.com
Beat The Mondays With TikiTender!
Let me help you ease into the work week with some magaritas. Every Monday is Margarita Madness at the Golden Lion. You will find me there nearly every Monday. Tikitender + tequila + limes. The only missing ingredient is you. Lemme show you how good a "house rita" can taste!
Golden Lion's Monday Margarita Madness
$3.50 house 'ritas
$6.50 fish tacos
$6.50 Sharon's nachos
In recognition of all the baby lizards I have chased out of the house this weekend, this weeks featured Margarita will be the Green Iguana Margarita, prepared with a little bit of melon liqueur. YUMMY!!!
The Golden Lion http://www.goldenlioncafe.com
My Site http://www.tikitender.com
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Chicks dig Uncle Sam
The Story Of Independence Day
Independence Day Trivia:
Only 9 of the original 13 colonies voted yes to the ratification of the Declaration. South Carolina, the rabble rousers of the original 13, voted no. In a piece of historical irony the host state of Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania, voted no.
John Adams & Thomas Jefferson both died 50 years after the Declaration, on July 4th, within a few hours of each other.
Did you know that England has no Independence Day celebration? She has never had to declare independence.
Enjoy your day!!!