Author Archives: SHBarmen

About SHBarmen

The Straw Hat Barmen are based in Brevard County, Florida, and create, mix and serve craft cocktails for all occasions. They bring their magic to special events, private parties and bars in central Florida and beyond.
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Artists, Barmen and dancers team up for Dec. 6 holiday event at Hula Moon

After the success of the recent Exotica Art Show, Hula Moon is hosting another day and night of entertainment, Holidays in Paradise. The artists will start showing their wares at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, and starting at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy craft cocktails in the tiki style by The Straw Hat Barmen. Hula Moon […]

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One-Year Anniversary of Straw Hat Barmen

We’ve made it to our first anniversary together as The Straw Hat Barmen. What started out as a hobby has turned into an enterprising little business with more success in the first year than we could have ever imagined. Three diverse personalities could not mesh any better together. Many have thought this endeavor may be […]

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Exotica Art Show and Entertainment features Straw Hat Barmen

  Hassan Patterson presents new exotica-themed art works from Rick Piper, Jamie Meagher, Jennifer Bonset and Ed’s Heads Tikis at Hula Moon Grill in Indian Harbour Beach on September 27, starting at 5 p.m. and continuing until closing. Hula Moon Café will be serving great Polynesian-inspired food, including a return of the famous Pu Pu […]

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The Five Minute Margarita Lesson

With Cinco de Mayo on our horizon next week, a quick lesson on the drink a majority will be ordering and/or mixing. As with many other cocktails, the history and actual creator of the margarita has been clouded by time. Some argue a wealthy Texas socialite invented it; others claimed it was a concocted by […]

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Bar Essentials: Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is basically defined as a liquified form of sugar. It is used to sweeten cocktails. It can also be used to sweeten your tea, coffee, or other cold drinks like lemonade. Simple syrup is an essential for the well stocked home bar. It is a necessary ingredient in many cocktails, including the Daiquiri, […]

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Are craft cocktails on your menu?

It’s just not a gourmet meal without gourmet cocktails. Or a festive event without hand-crafted drinks. We’ve been busy with those lately – a Mexican-themed party last weekend, and a wedding coming up on Saturday. Meanwhile, we’ve posted photos from our Night in New Orleans last fall at The Local Joint. Let us know if […]

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Cocktails to be paired with cuisine at ‘A Night in New Orleans,’ Nov. 16 at The Local Joint

Enjoy cuisine and cocktails inspired by The Big Easy during “A Night in New Orleans,” a three-course dinner Nov. 16 at The Local Joint in Rockledge, paired with craft cocktails by The Straw Hat Barmen. Starting at 6 p.m., to the music of George Grosman and Joe Fritz, you’ll be served an appetizer of fried […]

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Gin Fizz for the Doubtful Drinker

Gin has been said to be “a drinker’s drink.” A lot of people can’t stand the taste of it, and others realize it’s an acquired taste after one has delved deeper into cocktail culture. I stand up to the challenge of creating yummy gin drinks all can enjoy. A sort of Gin Renaissance has come […]

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Tiki Night Sept. 28 at Murdock’s

The Straw Hat Barmen bring their favorite tiki cocktails of summer to a new tiki night at Murdock’s in Cocoa Village on Sept. 28, featuring the rockin’ surf tunes of The NovaRays. A tropical buffet is available for $14.99 and will be served starting at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8. Murdock’s is at […]

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