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The Jungle Bird, a 70s classic tiki cocktail

  The Jungle Bird originated in Kuala Lumpur at the Hilton Hotel in 1978. What I love about it and what makes it different from most tiki drinks is the addition of Campari.  The Campari gives it a very slightly … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

Betty seems to love Rumaki. Last Night’s episode (705 The Runaways) marks the second time on Mad Men that she serves it to guests, this time at a progressive dinner party, where the guests have a different course at each … Continue reading

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Polynesian Party Meatballs

Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party or make for Dad’s special day.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery store, but you could … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

My all time favorite episode of Mad Men is from Season two, called A Night To Remember.  Betty hosts a dinner party for Don’s clients and The Sterlings.  She treats the guests to a “Trip Around the World” with the … Continue reading

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Original Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

We have been enjoying Portland’s recent Tiki revival.  Here is a festive cocktail you may have forgotten about.  This Mai Tai calls for orgeat syrup.  You could substitute almond syrup (the kind they use at the coffee stand).  I found orgeat syrup … Continue reading

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