Goings on and goings about
Hello there, long time no speak. What can I say, things have been maddeningly busy here at Reynolés Galley and Test Kitchen.
A few brief updates, the first of which, announcing TWO NEW SYRUPS!
Hibiscus Grenadine – The famed pomegranate-based sweetener with just a touch of citrusy bite, and a tropical kick of hibiscus that both deepens the coloring and expands the aromatics, making it really add a lot to your tropical drinks! No more hummingbird water, this’ll really take your drinks to the next level!
Don’s Spices #2 - Another Jeff Berry creation, this combination of Allspice and Vanilla makes the Nui Nui sing, and is being heavily revitalized by a number of famous bartenders. It’s a real tropical spice treat for your tiki-inspired cocktails!
There are still a few tweaks and tests to do, but these should be available for sale before May.
and don’t forget, the Home Tiki kit for $55 (shipping included!) is going away this weekend. Get in your orders before Friday!
CocktailCamp PDX is coming up this weekend, and while tickets are sold out, I’ll be taking video of the event for people to see. Craig Hermann, Matt Robold and myself will be doing a talk on Rum, Gomme, and Lime, or the basic components to the tropical cocktail.
Of course, why just talk it when you can try the drinks at Tiki Night at Teardop Lounge! Here in Portland, OR, April 18th. Besides the usual classics, we’ll be serving a few drinks in pineapples (Boo Loo), cucumbers (Cou-Cou Comber)… hell, bring us something and we’ll fill it with booze. Also on the menu will be the infamous island highball, J.Wray & Ting! Doors open at 4, and close late.
I’m also preparing, of course, for this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, with my Tiki Now! presentation on the tropical revival going on. There’ll be pictures, new fancy drink recipes to try, and heck, maybe even a door prize or two.