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Jet-fueled craft cocktails set for ‘Rockets & Robots’

The Straw Hat Barmen will be pouring craft cocktails at a retro-futuristic art exhibition Saturday night at Rocket City Retro in Cocoa Village. This mid-century-modern hub is the perfect place for a party celebrating retro-inspired art. Read more details on the exhibit in this post from Brevard Culture. The art-show opening features works by multiple […]

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Totally Florida Holiday cocktail gives fresh twist to Martinis & Mistletoe

The Straw Hat Barmen made an appearance at the recent Martinis & Mistletoe event in Melbourne, Florida, sharing a cocktail with a Florida-fresh philosophy. The Totally Florida Holiday cocktail is made with ingredients totally from Florida. The gin is from the St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Florida. The juices are from Harvey’s Groves in […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Rum warms up the holidays

October unleashed an onslaught of pumpkin spiced drink and food items. The news jokes daily that the pumpkin spice craze must be stopped. But I say bring it on, find more ways to use it. I infused rum with fresh baked pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. It definitely leans on the desert end of the […]

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Comparing cocktail cultures in London and Dublin

My wife and I just got back from a 10-day trip to England and Ireland, primarily in London and Dublin. Besides the obvious differences between there and here, like driving on the opposite side of the road and London being insanely crowded, there are many differences between their culture and ours. Being a Straw Hat […]

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Mixing it up with towering talents of tiki cocktails at The Hukilau

When most people think of “tiki drinks,” what unfortunately comes to mind is neon-colored, overly sweet drinks festooned with outlandish garnishes. These drinks are far removed from their origins as fresh, well-balanced, complex cocktails as originally conceived by Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic Bergeron and others. Along with the drinks, it seems like everything connected […]

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Recipe: Our punch was a hit at bridal showcase

It was great to meet everyone at the Sophisticated Bridal Showcase event on Sunday, where many future brides and guests sampled our punch. A punch is a great way to serve a crowd, whether it’s at a wedding or a party. It can supplement cocktails being made at the bar, and it offers an excuse […]

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Straw Hat Barmen cocktail wins margarita challenge at Florida Key Lime Pie Festival

The Straw Hat Barmen took up the challenge to create two cocktails for the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival cocktail competition on Saturday, both made with a sponsor’s ingredient: KeKe Key Lime Pie Liqueur. Both were delicious, and the margarita recipe took first prize in the margarita challenge! The Barmen made their cocktails in front […]

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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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