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!!!
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.
*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.
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!
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!
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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