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Frank Pult and tiki drinks?
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Joined: Aug 02, 2005
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Posted: 2006-07-31 06:00 am   Permalink

In his revised Bartender's Guide, Trader Vic mentions a bartender of his named Frank Pult who supposedly invented a bunch of the drinks. Anyone have any info on the guy? Where he bartended before Trader Vic's, what happened to him afterwards, or what drinks he was responsible for?

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Joined: Apr 06, 2006
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From: London, England
Posted: 2006-08-22 3:53 pm   Permalink


Frank Pult managed the Trader Vics in Oakland.

"Oakland Tribune", 29th January 1955.

"More familiar than the outrigger canoes hanging over Trader Vic's bar in Oakland is the friendly face of Frank Pult, known to Trader's patrons and employees as "Pop." He has been with Trader Vic since 1936, one year before the restaurant acquired its present name, and Polynesian atmosphere. He knows all the secrets of the exotic rum drinks which have made the place famous. He believes that the reason they are so successful is that only fresh ingredients (fresh orange juice, lime juice, pineapple) are mixed with the fine rums, and the concoctions are never too sweet."



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Vince Martini
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Joined: May 02, 2010
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From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
Posted: 2011-12-25 3:27 pm   Permalink

Page 31 of Traver Vic's "Book of Food and Drink," makes notable mention of Frank Pult and quickly establishes Frank (in Trader Vic's opinion) as an expert bartender. At that point (1946), Frank had been with Vic for 10 years. By Vic's statements, it is clear that Pult was a 'key ingredient' in Trader Vic's long lived success.

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