Archive for February, 2009

Feb27

Make Your Own Falernum

[ If you're one of those skimmer types, you might want to look near the bottom of this post, because I'm giving away a year's worth of falernum. ] Falernum is one of those mystery ingredients that, more often than not, stop you in your tracks when you’re looking for a new drink. There are […]

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Feb24

Original “Rinsed” Cocktails – TDN

Upcoming TDN Telephone No, it’s not the new cocktail version of the iPhone, but it’s sure different from our usual Thursday Drink Night themes. Remember the game “telephone” from when you were a child? Well, TDN will kick off with the person at the top of the chatroom list submitting a drink. 15 minutes later […]

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Feb18

Martin Cate Leaves Forbidden Island

Tiki mastermind Martin Cate has left tropical drink mecca Forbidden Island citing “different ideas about the future of the business” than the other partners. As Kaiser Penguin’s West Coast correspondent, I spent many, MANY an evening “covering” Forbidden Island, and Martin’s friendly countenance was an integral part of that experience. Of course, the bar will […]

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Feb17

New Zombie Recipes – TDN

What the heck is Thursday Drink Night? I love tiki drinks. And the Zombie is about as close as you can get to tiki perfection. So, as one might expect, we decided to improve upon a classic, or better said, create a ton of wacky new spin-offs that break nearly every rule of Zombie creation. […]

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Feb13

The Fallback – What do you order when the bar sucks?

“Do you squeeze your own juice?” The waiter looks quizzically at you, and you raise your eyebrows just a tad, hoping to eek out an answer. “Um, we have fresh pineapple juice, I think.” FAIL Not seeing that bright yellow Angostura cap among the bottles of Bacardi and vodka? Standing three deep behind a bunch […]

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Feb9

Original Benedictine and B&B Recipes – TDN

Upcoming TDN – The Zombie Some may praise it as the quintessential tiki drink, others may tout it as a horrific explosion of bad rum and candy-red syrup, but to know the Zombie truly is to have seen paradise. A wild mix of rums complimented by a perfect dose of citrus and more than a […]

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Feb1

The Best Manhattan Recipe

My copy of Imbibe by David Wondrich hasn’t been in my collection long, but it’s already showing the tell-tale signs of a favorite. The binding’s been cracked, nearly half the pages are earmarked, and dots of Angostura bitters and various spirits stain more than a handful of pages. My little tromp will only take me […]

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Kaiser Penguin is a cocktail blog featuring original recipes, homemade ingredients, classic cocktails, and tiki drinks.

Why on Earth did you name your blog “Kaiser Penguin?”

It is a well-known fact that penguins are members of high society and enjoy fine cocktails. Our very own kaiser penguin would like me to mention that he also enjoys various treats from the sea.

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