Tiki Oasis 14

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Tiki Oasis is the largest annual Tiki gathering in the world with four nights of live entertainment, vendor marketplace, car show, poolside entertainment, Tiki Tots activities, and symposiums with top experts in history, mixology, music and more.

With this words, the family Von Stroheim, producers of the Tiki Oasis, defines briefly the event that will be held on San Diego between 14-17 August 2014. On this event we could take a look on a lot of activities tiki related like a market place, symposiums, art shows, burlesque shows, car shows, beauty bungalow, special events and the chance to visit some tiki places in San Diego beyond the Tiki Oasis.

Taking a look on the activities with the eyes of a rum lover…there’s some symposiums and events that I think it would be interesting for rum and tiki drinks aficionados, I’m going to list it and I strongly recommend to assist if you will go to the Tiki Oasis. You can’t miss this!!!

*To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion with Author Philip Greene

Sponsored by Papa’s Pilar

Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves deeper into the author’s drinking habits than ever before, sharing stories around drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself. Booksigning to directly follow Philip Greene’s symposium.

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Attendance is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands.

Price: $20.00

*The Bitter Side of Tiki with Ram Udwin

Sponsored by Ballast Point

Bitters and tinctures aid home and professional bartenders in bringing balance and zest to their cocktails – adding perhaps the perfect final element to a well-crafted tiki libation. In this class, you will get an introduction to cocktail bitters, their history and how they are made. The class will culminate with a discussion on the how and why of using bitters in creating complex and delicious tiki drinks. Ram Udwin is a bitters maker, a booze blogger and a cocktail man, dedicated to the study and better enjoyment of spirited libations.

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Friday August 15th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Attendees: Attendance is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands. MUST be 21 years and older to attend.

Price: $30.00

*The Frozen Cocktail with PKNY’s Richard Boccato

Sponsored by Privateer Rum

Join PKNY’s Richard Boccato for a boozy foray into the once-venerated yet subsequently neglected art of the blended and frozen cocktail. The history surrounding the roles of the Hamilton Beach and the Waring Blender behind the tropically inspired bars of yesteryear will be revealed, and the resurrection of this technology at the modern drinking hole will be regaled. Most importantly, we will discuss the intricacies of balance, temperature, and water content as they pertain to the successful execution of a frosty beverage. Many tasty Tiki treats will be provided for your pleasure, so prepare for the inevitable brain-freeze that will surely ensue! Richard will be joined by his Aussie bartending crew all the way from White Lightning Tiki Bar at Alfred & Constance in Brisbane!

Location: Grand Pacific Room, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 1:30PM – 3:00PM and 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $30.00

*Join The Rum Revolution! with Martin Cate

Featuring Angostura No. 1, Denizen Merchant Reserve and Privateer Rums.
Co-Sponsored by Lost Spirits, Owney’s, The Real McCoy, Penny Blue and Rhum Clement.

There’s never been a better time to be a rum lover! Join Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate on a guided tasting of the very latest in brand new rums. Incredible & complex rums are now hitting the market in record numbers, and Martin has personally curated a selection of some of the best from producers both new and established. You’ll participate in a lively discussion and learn how you can help play a part in shaping this exciting and growing segment. I mean, we all love rum, right? RIGHT?! So spend an afternoon with some of the finest new tipples in town!

Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza

Date: Saturday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:30PM and 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

Price: $35.00

There’s also an special event that I think could be interesting: The cigar and rum pairing lounge. A place to taste and learn about the premium rums Zacapa, Denizen and Lost Spirits and enjoy hand selected Muñeca Cigars that pair exceptionally well with these rums.

The schedule of this pairings will be:

*Denizen Rum and Muñeca Cigars

Hours: Saturday August 16th 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Location: Hawaii Bungalow, Crowne Plaza

Price: $75.00

*Zacapa Rum and Muñeca Cigars

Hours: Saturday August 16th 3:00PM – 5:00PM

             Sunday August 17th 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Location: Hawaii Bungalow, Crowne Plaza

Price: $75.00

*Lost Spirits and Muñeca Cigars

Hours: Sunday August 17th 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Location: Hawaii Bungalow, Crowne Plaza

Price: $75.00

If  you are interested on buy tickets for the event, symposiums or activities you could do it here.

If you could assist to the event I hope you’ll enjoy my recommendations…and of course…don’t miss the event “Miss Tiki Oasis” Pin-up Pageant!, here you could see the 10 finalists!

What’s your favorite???? 😉

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Comments

  1. says

    Mahalo Oriol for the shout out! Ram you are so right about that! the name “Three of Strong” is super! btw is was great to see you at the Tiki Oasis! hope we can it again next year and hopefully see you there too Oriol!

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