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Updates to The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide on The Atomic Grog
Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2018-06-01 12:51 pm   Permalink

The blog is updated with our in-depth look at the new cocktail menu ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2018/06/01/photos-the-mai-kai-updates-bar-menu-adds-classic-lost-cocktail/
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Posted: 2018-06-01 3:04 pm   Permalink

Along with the menu update, four cocktail reviews are updated, and we have a new tribute recipe for the Suffering Bastard ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2013/06/03/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-the-off-menu-suffering-bastard-was-just-a-mai-tai-with-a-kick/

The other drinks that moved around on the menu also had updates - including more history, news and photos:

Tiki Swizzle
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2014/01/20/mai-kai-cocktail-review-the-new-tiki-swizzle-is-a-sweet-and-savory-addition/

Mai-Kai Cappuccino
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/01/22/mai-kai-cocktail-review-comfort-and-caffeine-are-hallmarks-of-this-cappuccino-concoction/

Wahine Delight
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/13/mai-kai-cocktail-review-a-delightful-after-dinner-drink-for-wahines-and-men-too/

Okole maluna!


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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2018-06-03 6:08 pm   Permalink

The Rums of The Mai-Kai page finally got the TLC is deserved, will a comprehensive update featuring lots of history, photos and exclusive info ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/

On Facebook, Beachbum Berry opined: "Jim Hayward untangles the Gordian knot of classic Tiki rum substitutions."

The guide to Demerara rums is updated to include a full history of Lemon Hart and its use at The Mai-Kai, plus the story of the 21st century renaissance of 151 rums.

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/#demerara-drinks



Next, the Jamaican rum section is updated to include more background on the style and its history at The Mai-Kai.



Then, I spill the beans that The Mai-Kai has actually replaced Kohala Bay with Appleton Estate Signature Blend after briefly using Reserve Blend. As it turns out, the difference in flavor is negligible in most drinks.



Then, more history including an update showing that Appleton Punch preceded Dagger Punch up until the 1970s. Finally, a few new discoveries, including one Jamaican rum that could easily pass as Kohala Bay’s long-lost brother.

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/#kohala-bay-substitutes

It may be time to book that next trip to Jamaica.

Okole maluna!

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Posted: 2018-06-19 7:30 pm   Permalink

Mahalo to Lemon Hart and everyone who attended The Hukilau! Let's do it again next year!



 
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Posted: 26 days ago; 4:50 pm   Permalink

Along with the updated cocktail menu, The Molokai now has a brand new appetizer menu with greatly expanded options (sushi, salads, desserts, etc.). And the retro design is awesome ...







Here's the online version:
http://maikai.com/menus/menus/appetizers

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 26 days ago; 5:04 pm   Permalink

The new Rum Barrel mug from Tiki Diablo is in pre-order, shipping on Aug. 1. Don't miss out!



https://tikidiablo.bigcartel.com/product/mai-kai-barrel-2018-pre-order-ships-august-1st

And don't forget to check out The Mai-Kai Trading Post for all the official merch ...
https://www.maikaitradingpost.com/


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Posted: 19 days ago; 11:03 pm   Permalink

At The Hukilau finale on Sunday, June 10, we were given the rare opportunity to order the Big Bamboo ...



To the best of my knowledge, this off-menu classic from he 1950s has never been served to a large group. It was available only for those who took my Mai-Kai cocktail class and received their own personal Okole Maluna Society card. Mahalo to everyone who attended!



Swanky also treated the class to an exclusive tour of The Mai-Kai ...



Then, we were honored to have Plantation Rum mastermind Alexandre Gabriel dazzle us with an informative history of Plantation and his love affair with rum ...



Of course, Alexandre had to get a tour of the historic back bar, where he discovered several Barbados rums that caught his fancy ...



Tastings quickly ensued ...



Then it was back to The Molokai for a round of Special Planters Punches with Jason Alexander (of Tacoma Cabana and Devil's Reef fame) ...



This is why I tell people to never skip the Sunday festivities at The Hukilau!

Okole maluna!


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 15 days ago; 11:30 pm   Permalink

A few highlights from "How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai," my sold-out Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class at The Hukilau 2018 on Friday, June 8 ...



Students received Mai-Kai giveaways including napkins and swizzle sticks along with their class resource guide ...



Plus ingredients to make their own Mai-Kai cocktails ...



My assistants worked hard to get three sample cocktails distributed to the thirsty students ...



Special mahalo to Lucky Munro for a yeoman's job mixing up all of the batches ...



The 40 class members were treated to The Atomic Grog tribute to the S.O.S. ...



A bottle of Kohala Bay was auctioned ...



And a few secrets were revealed ...



Mahalo to all the students ... you rule!



At the end of the class, they got a chance to make their own drinks. Each table presented one to be judged, and the winning table received many prizes, including the recently retired Mai-Kai cocktail menus ...



A bottle of fassionola ...



And the 10th anniversary edition of Sippin' Safari ...



As we adjourned, a round of applause for the announcement of our extra-curricular activities on Sunday at The Mai-Kai including a free tour and exclusive cocktail (see previous post) ...



It was an awesome experience I hope to repeat again soon. Okole maluna!



Check out more photos from the class on Facebook and Flickr:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1851915004874996

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28078283@N05/albums/72157669007690057

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Posted: 14 days ago; 08:52 am   Permalink

What a treat for those in attendance. So sad I couldn't be there.

 
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Posted: 14 days ago; 11:10 am   Permalink

Looks like a great time! We’ll definitely have to talk about this next week, Jim.
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:58 pm   Permalink

Mahalo davidphantomatic for immersing himself in The Mai-Kai for four days last week! It was a pleasure to help with the recording of several episodes of the Texas Tiki Podcast!



Carver Will Anders gave us a walk-through of the gardens and in-depth look at many of the tikis he created ...


And manager Kern Mattei also provided some exclusive insights ...


Can't wait to check out the episodes!

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