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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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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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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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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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