Don’t Wake Me While I’m Sleeping

February 20th, 2017 by Colonel Tiki

Forgive me Mixology Monday for I have sinned. It has been many years since my last post and your wake brings me back. You were a fantastic host. We wake you with ourselves woke – in some areas sleeping and others wide eyed to meet our challenges.

I present you with a hair of the dog; not the Geas I thought Cu Cullen was fated with. He couldn’t eat the flesh of a dog and this short hoist is a dog in name only for that morning after the night before.  Some Irish hero out there somewhere in my memory was forbidden from being woke from slumber: woe be to those who did. And here (thanks to @tikimama for the name) we have “Don’t Wake Me While I’m Sleeping,” a medieval/tiki twist on the Irish Coffee.

Cead mile failte, MxMo. 

Don’t Wake Me While I’m Sleeping
1 oz Irish whiskey
2 tsp powder dulce sugar
5 oz hot black coffee
2 oz powder dulce whipped cream

Stir sugar, whiskey and hot coffee in heat proof glass. Carefully add powder dulce sweetened whipped cream, dust with nutmeg and add pineapple spear.

Slainte!

 

Shaddock

February 2nd, 2017 by Colonel Tiki

Greetings. It has been a while, hasn’t it?

I have decided that finding Shaddock pomelos at my local citrus source as an omen to dust off the ol’ blog and kick the tires.

Tiki Kon 2012: Ten Year Tour

April 27th, 2012 by Colonel Tiki

Haere Mai, Hui Hoa!
Tahitian for “Welcome (back), friends!”

I can hardly believe the 10th annual Tiki Kon is nearly upon us!  We’ve had a great deal of fun here in Portland over the past nine Tiki Kons listening to the evocative and spirited tunes of fabulous bands, savoring the home tiki bars of gracious and hospitable hosts, and enjoying the company of all who make this and every year an event to share in the love and goodwill of our PNW Polynesian-pop community.

It has been glorious. When Heather and I moved to PDX from San Francisco we were struck agog with the help and love of the locals. We were fortunate to have been invited as a home bar for the 2nd annual of what was then called the “NorthWest Tiki Crawl and Home Bar Tour” (the moniker ‘Tiki Kon’ began on the 4th year). Mark Axton, Noel Henneman, Mark Pedersen, John Forsythe, Kim Armstrong and others donated a weekend of their time for a tiki bar raising that turned our small front bedroom into “The Monkey Hut” at the eleventh hour. I knew we had to return the love, so Heather and I joined in with helping and have been supporting Tiki Kon ever since. I’m so very proud of all the people over the years who have worked tirelessly and selflessly for this concept. I thank them and you profusely. Maururu Mai!

Tiki Kon 2012 sets sail on its Ten Year Tour! This is the year we invite everyone back to join the fun with a freshly re-energized event – Haere Mai! We have a gorgeous new home and event HQ at The Red Lion Hotel on the River. It sits on the banks of the mighty Columbia with a front row view of majestic (and active) volcano, Mt. Hood.

Our first surprise: we’ve grown the longest-running Home Bar Tour to twice the amount of guests as previous years. This is the year we all want to see everyone back together to celebrate these past fantastic ten years of Pacific NorthWest ‘Ohana!

Stay tuned for many more new surprises in store for you (hint for the next surprise: start getting ‘Hapi’ for this year’s mug) and for upcoming details on bands, seminars, and this here Tiki Kon blog in the coming months! I look forward to sharing with you all the fun in store for us together, and will see you soon at Tiki Kon 2012!


Maururu Mai,

-Craig ‘Colonel Tiki’ Hermann