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Dec3

Win Beach Bum Berry’s New Book

Contained with the hallowed pages of Beach Bum Berry Remixed are 40 newly unearthed tiki recipes from all sorts of creepy places. On top of that, there are 38 original, modern exotic cocktail recipes created by bartenders and bloggers alike. You need this book. Updated recipes, techniques, rum, joy, juicy perfection. How Do I Win? […]

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Mar12

What’s Your Favorite Tiki Drink?

Late winter seems to have summoned the exotic in all of us, with Matt and his attempts to try 473 different combinations of rum in his Mai Tai, to an entire Thursday Drink Night devoted to the Zombie, and finally with Doug, who devoted the entire month of February to tiki drinks. My consumption of […]

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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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Sep12

Thursday Drink Night!

Last night sealed the deal on a new tradition in the cocktail community. For the second time, countless bloggers and readers found themselves in the Mixoloseum Chat Room sharing cocktail recipes, creating new ones, and imbibing into the wee hours of the night. What are the rules? Show up. Come up with a crazy cocktail […]

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Aug3

Recipe Comparison – Scorpion Bowl

After completing this recipe comparison, I have come to many conclusions, but there is one that is indisputable. I will -never- get scurvy. The Joy of Mixology 2oz light rum (used Cruzan) 1/2oz brandy (used Salignac) 2oz orange juice 3/4oz lemon juice 1/2oz orgeat (used homemade) 1/2oz 151-proof rum (used Lemon Hart) Shake with ice […]

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Apr24

Reverse Engineering: Kamehameha’s Mighty Punch

I recently returned from a tour of the Hawaiian islands as part of my responsibilities as KaiserPenguin’s West Coast Correspondent. Among the most intriguing cocktails I encountered in my travels was this gem, known as King’s Mighty Punch, at Hilo’s Cafe Pesto on the big island. When I requested the recipe, the bartender supplied it […]

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Feb18

Tales of the Tiki Dinner

For those of you last minute planners out there, I’d like to heartily recommend immediately booking a flight to New Orleans for this weekend. Ann from Tales of the Cocktail sent me the menu for the evening, and it is mouthwatering. Some Highlights BALI BALI (WELCOME COCKTAIL) – Old New Orleans Rum, Citrus juices, Falernum […]

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Jan14

MxMo Brandy – Pendennis

Marleigh, from over at SLOSHED! is hosting this fine edition of Mixology Monday. After trying a plethora of brandy cocktails and whipping up a couple of new tiki recipes, I decided to fall back on an old favorite. Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Dr. Cocktail was one of the first cocktail books that found […]

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Aug25

Tiki Photo Contest Results

When I first dipped my paw into the world of cocktail blogs, pictures were a thing saved for books and the imagination. Now, it’s hard to find a post that doesn’t include a photograph. The quest for most has turned from simply including pictures to improving them and eeking out that last bit of mouthwatering […]

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Aug19

Tiki Photo Contest – Last Chance!

The contest ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t properly motivated yourself to submit a photo, mix up a fine tiki drink as your fuel and get to it! I will stop accepting entries tomorrow night at midnight, Forbidden Island time.

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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.

Contact: rick@kaiserpenguin.com