Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Calling In Favors!

Okay everyone.  Remember all those times I helped you by promoting your special event or cause?  Time to return the favor!  

Cause #1:  Relay For Life ~ Flagler Beach
          Relay For Life is this weekend in Flagler Beach!   There are three ways you can help me with this cause.  First, give me some money!   By that I mean donate to the American Cancer Society via Team TikiTender at   Two, share this link with others in you circle.   Three, show up for the event Saturday night!   It is at Wadsworth Park, beginning at 4pm.  Music by Old Haw Creek until 5:30.   Music by Two Thirds around 10pm.   Mr. Relay contest (featuring me!) at around midnight.  David Lane Band around 12:30am.   Good times all night long.  Find out how you can join the fight against cancer while having a good time!

Cause #2: Florida Beach Bar voting.  
              The Golden Lion Cafe, my home bar, is in contention to repeat last year's selection as Best Waterside Bar in Florida.   A vote for the Golden Lion is a vote for me, so take a few seconds to vote at  Look for THE GOLDEN LION CAFE in the dropdown menu.   Thanks!

Now that wasn't too bad was it?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Drink Recipe: Smiling Amy

A semi regular customer was in over the weekend at the Tiki Bar.   She initially ordered a margarita, then asked me to make her something with the bottle of Cruzan® Mango rum she spotted on the shelf.  Since her first impulse was a margarita, stayed with the tart and came up with what we named the "Smiling Amy".   I'm happy to add Amy to my list of personalized drinks because she is a Red Sox fan, which is the next best thing to being a Cubs fan!

Smiling Amy©
1 oz Cruzan® Mango rum
1 oz Cruzan® Citrus rum
1 oz sour mix
splash grenadine
club soda to balance

Build over ice, garnish with a cherry,  and watch Amy smile.  

Smiling Amy (left) on a previous visit to the Golden Lion

Until next time, drink responsibly mon.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Bike Week Schedule

Just FYI for those looking to come visit me at work, my schedule is a little different this week.
  • Saturday, March 10:  Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-Close
  • Sunday, March 11: Golden Lion Tiki Bar 12-5pm / Golden Lion Floor Manager 5-Close
  • Monday, March 12: Golden Lion Ocean Bar 4pm-Close
  • Tuesday, March 13: Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-Close
  • Wednesday, March 14:  OFF
  • Thursday, March 15: OFF
  • Friday, March 16: Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-Close
  • Saturday, March 17: Golden Lion Tiki Bar 5pm-Close (Official Kilt Wearing Day!)
  • Sunday, March 18:  Golden Lion Tiki Bar 12-5pm / Golden Lion Floor Manager 5pm-Close (Goodbye Bikers!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Try an Apple Pie Margarita for National Margarita Day!

Today we celebrate National Margarita Day!   For a change of pace, try one of my favorite margaritas, the Apple Pie Margarita.

Apple Pie Margarita
1 oz white tequila
1 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 1/2 oz apple juice
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
cinnamon sugar
Rim a margarita glass with the cinnamon sugar and fill with ice. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass.  Sprinkle a little cinnamon-sugar on top.  Yummy!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A little self promotion (aka I need your vote!)

It is that time of year again!  As many of you know, I was named the Fun Coast's Favorite Bartender by Backstage Pass Magazine for 4 out of the last 5 years.  It is time once again that I ask you to cast your vote for me.   You can find the ballot at the above link after clicking forward to page 14. If you have enjoyed my drinks in person or at your home bar,  I ask for your consideration as Favorite Bartender (Mark Woods - Golden Lion).  Take a look at the categories and remember all the great venues and entertainers in the area as well. 

Votes can be cast via email at 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Support Team TikiTender & Relay For Life!

It is that time, the time I call in online favors.  Remember all those times I helped spread the word about your cause?   It's payback time!   Contribute if you can, but please spread the word!  Mahalo nui loa!