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Spring Spirits Seminar: Tiki

June 1, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


What even is Tiki anyway? In an age of infinite cocktail revivalism, Tiki still stands apart. A whole world apart, really. Tiki belongs almost purely to the realm of fantasy. Its techniques and traditions are dazzlingly varied, based in mixes of rums and ingredients like falernum and orgeat, and garnishes of edible flowers all combined according to the rules of an unseen, unspoken rigor. It could be said that tiki began as a contrived fantasy from the mind of Don the Beachcomber. It’s also said a tiki drink, properly defined, must be derived from a classic punch formula popular in the West Indies during the colonial era that hinges mostly on a mix of rums—or even spirits—the likes of which are unique among any kind of cocktail subculture. But there’s something about tiki that defies description in basic terms.

We welcome Joanna Tiwald and Giovanni Martinez, operators of Copper Lounge in ABQ, to share the secrets of the Tiki.

– Mai Tai (Trader Vic)

– Navy Grog

– Missionary’s Downfall (Don The Beachcomber)

– Thai Tropics



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The Seminar begins promptly at 2pm.
Includes an appropriately paired snack.
Seating is limited.
Seats can be purchased below.
$20 Seminar Fee, credited with a $200 purchase.


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June 1, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Arroyo Vino
218 Camino La Tierra
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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