Tiki Oasis 14 Mixology Symposiums

Beat, Booze and Books! Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Mixology Symposiums
and a Cigar / Rum Pairing Lounge!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat-Tiki”  
A Gathering of the Urban Beachcomber – Bohemian Underground
in San Diego, August 14-17, 2014
Thursday August 14 –  Bali Hai Resturant
Friday – Sunday, August 15-17 – The Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle

Dear spirit lovers and writers,

In its’ 14th year, Tiki Oasis is offering over 30 educational Symposiums. Here is a list of the event’s mixology Symposiums,  for cocktail, and beat literature fans alike! If you are a writer and would like to do a post about our Symposiums, speak with or interview Tiki Oasis talent or organizers, need images, recipes, etc, please contact me via the Reverberations Media or Tiki Oasis contact forms.

If you would like to have a look at ALL the symposiums, click here
Check out the list of event spirit sponsors, on the right of the event home page

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To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion with Author Philip Greene
Sponsored by Papa’s Pilar

Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves deeper into the author’s drinking habits than ever before, sharing stories around drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself. Booksigning to directly follow Philip Greene’s symposium.

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The Bitter Side of Tiki
with Ram Udwin
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Bitters and tinctures aid home and professional bartenders in bringing balance and zest to their cocktails – adding perhaps the perfect final element to a well-crafted tiki libation. In this class, you will get an introduction to cocktail bitters, their history and how they are made. The class will culminate with a discussion on the how and why of using bitters in creating complex and delicious tiki drinks. Ram Udwin is a bitters maker, a booze blogger and a cocktail man, dedicated to the study and better enjoyment of spirited libations attend.

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On the Cheap with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Tiki Club Liquors

Cut Down On The High Cost Of Entertaining! In the book “On the Road”, the character Remi is quoted as saying: “You know what President Truman said: We must cut down on the cost of living.” Ok so maybe they did a little bit of the five finger discount to cut down on the costs! This symposium hosted by Kelly Patterson from “Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en” gives you tips and tricks on how to entertain with flair on the cheap! Recycling, using leftovers, creative use of found items and picking items on sale. Ahem…. just no stealing!

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The Frozen Cocktail
with PKNY’s Richard Boccato
Sponsored by Privateer Rum (note, to accommodate all who wish to attend there will be two Frozen Cocktail symposiums)
Join PKNY’s Richard Boccato for a boozy foray into the once-venerated yet subsequently neglected art of the blended and frozen cocktail. The history surrounding the roles of the Hamilton Beach and the Waring Blender behind the tropically inspired bars of yesteryear will be revealed, and the resurrection of this technology at the modern drinking hole will be regaled. Most importantly, we will discuss the intricacies of balance, temperature, and water content as they pertain to the successful execution of a frosty beverage. Many tasty Tiki treats will be provided for your pleasure, so prepare for the inevitable brain-freeze that will surely ensue! Richard will be joined by his Aussie bartending crew all the way from White Lightning Tiki Bar at Alfred & Constance in Brisbane!
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Join The Rum Revolution!
with Martin Cate

Featuring Angostura No. 1, Denizen Merchant Reserve and Privateer Rums. Co-Sponsored by Lost Spirits, Owney’s, The Real McCoy, Penny Blue and Rhum Clement. (note, to accommodate all who wish to attend there will be two Join the Rum Revolution symposiums)

There’s never been a better time to be a rum lover! Join Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate on a guided tasting of the very latest in brand new rums. Incredible & complex rums are now hitting the market in record numbers, and Martin has personally curated a selection of some of the best from producers both new and established. You’ll participate in a lively discussion and learn how you can help play a part in shaping this exciting and growing segment. I mean, we all love rum, right? RIGHT?! So spend an afternoon with some of the finest new tipples in town!

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Literary Drinks
with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Booze writers Derek Hembree and Dr. Clint Lanier are back at Tiki Oasis to guide audiences through the cocktails enjoyed by the Beats. Audiences will explore the favorite drinks of the most notable Beat writers and of the authors who influenced them. Learn the history of the drinks, their ingredients and why they came to gather in such sublime fusions. The presentation includes cocktail mixing demonstrations and samples.

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Cigar n’ Rum Pairing Lounge
Co-Sponsored by Muneca Cigars, Zacapa Rum,
Denizen Rum and Lost Spirits.
Tiki Oasis invites you to a special Rum and Cigar pairing experience in an exclusive cabana lounge setting. You will taste and learn about these premium rums and enjoy hand selected cigars that pair exceptionally well with these rums.

Saturday August 16th
Denizen Rum and Muneca Cigars
Zacapa Rum
Sunday August 17th
Lost Spirits and Muneca Cigars
Zacapa Rum

 There is extremely limited seating for this special event… so please plan to purchase tickets in advance – for more details click here
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